Shark Attack (1999)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Horror, Action  |  28 May 1999 (Thailand)
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In a once serene African fishing village, a marine biologist goes in search of some answers when his friend becomes a victim in one of a series of brutal shark attacks.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cordell McQueen ...
Marc Desantis
Steven McKray
Chris Olley ...
Police Chief
Jacob Makgoba ...
Machete Policeman
Paul Ditchfield ...
Professor Bookman
Shelley Meskin ...
First Pretty Co-Ed
Candice Berman ...
Second Pretty Co-Ed
Bentley Mitchum ...
Dr. Miles Craven
Simo Magwase ...
Willie ...
Boat Captain
Lawrence Rhodes
Anton Dekker ...
Tony Caprari ...
Mani (as Toni Caprari)
Dave Ridley ...
Mr. Hacker
Corine Desantis (as Jennifer McShane)


A marine biologist heads for Port Amanzi in Africa after his friend, Mark DeSantis, is supposedly a victim of a fatal shark attack. DeSantis had been conducting research on a series of shark attacks in the area prior to his death and now his friend, along with DeSantis' sister, takes up the research and finds that the sharks may not be the only threat in Port Amanzi. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 May 1999 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

Alerte aux requins  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Corinne looks down the microscope, she says that there is a hormone in the unusual-looking cell. You would not be able to see a hormone through a microscope and the cell is quite clearly a normal-looking eosinophil. See more »


Corinne Desantis: I'm sorry you were my brother's best friend.
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Crazy Credits

Port Amanzi is a fictitious name created for the filming location of Port Alfred, South Africa, where no real shark attacks have occurred. See more »


Referenced in Shark Attack 2 (2000) See more »

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User Reviews

Casper Van Dien with killer sharks.
15 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the most underrated creature features ever made, 'Shark Attack' is an action packed monster fest that actually does a good job at entertaining.Sure, it's not as good as 'Jaws' or 'deep Blue Sea' , but at least it got the job right.So why is this movie getting so many negative reviews? I liked it.I didn't love it,but I found it to be enjoyable.The real stars of the movie are Casper Van Dien from 'Python' and Jenny McShane from 'Shark Attack 3: Megalodon'.They both did a really good job in the movie and should do another creature feature together.Although not excellent, this movie does deliver plenty of action and entertainment.

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