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Piranha (Original screenplay for the 1978 film)

Piranha (Original screenplay for the 1978 film)

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Piranha (Original screenplay for the 1978 film)

by Joe Dante (director); John Sayles (screenwriter); Bradford Dillman, Keenan Wynn, Heather Menzies-Urich, Barbara Steele, Dick Miller (starring)

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N.p.: N.p., 1978. Draft script for the 1978 film. Laid in with the script is a typescript revision page, not numbered or dated.

A satirical, low-budget cult classic, wherein a school of flesh-eating piranhas is released into a summer resort's river. Purportedly named by Steven Spielberg as "the best of the Jaws rip-offs."

Shot on location in California and Texas.

Blue generic card wrappers with manuscript title label affixed to the front wrapper. Lacking title page, presumably as issued. 125 leaves, with last page of text numbered 122. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 2/14/78 and 3/8/78. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.


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Piranha (Original screenplay for the 1978 film)
Joe Dante (director); John Sayles (screenwriter); Bradford Dillman, Keenan Wynn, Heather Menzies-Urich, Barbara Steele, Dick Miller (starring)
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