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Shark Attack (1999)

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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
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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 ...
Tanka
Willie ...
Boat Captain
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Lawrence Rhodes
Anton Dekker ...
Jan
Tony Caprari ...
Mani (as Toni Caprari)
Dave Ridley ...
Mr. Hacker
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Corine Desantis (as Jennifer McShane)
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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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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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28 May 1999 (Thailand)  »

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Alerte aux requins  »

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Steven jumps from Mani's boat to the police boat. He throws a policeman off and jumps off himself. But a policeman who was driving the boat disappears when it crashes into the rocks. See more »

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Steven McKray: This thing always thinks it's hungry.
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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 »

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Somebody Is Spiking The Sharks
12 April 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Scientist Cordell McQueen is killed in South Africa in an attack by a shark, the very thing he's gone there to investigate. A cryptic message left on his colleague Casper Van Dien's answering machine sends Van Dien and McQueen's sister Jenny McShane are off to South Africa to investigate.

What they find when they reach the coastal village where the attack occurred is a town ready to die. The resort that Ernie Hudson operates has no tourists and the fisherman don't go out at all because they're afraid of the water. Over the past few years there's been an unaccounted for spike in the number of shark attacks. The only thing operating is a scientific research institute where another colleague Bentley C. Mitchum is conducting research into a cancer cure.

Of course all this ties together with Mitchum conducting some really ghoulish experiments and Hudson playing everyone for suckers. Mitchum maybe thinking of a Nobel Prize for Medicine, but Hudson's got a far more practical motive for his actions.

Shark Attack is your average action adventure film with the cast all fitting nicely into their roles. One thing I would have done was cut Mitchum's death scene, just have him die with no last words. That particular piece of dialog was truly atrocious. Someone should have sicced one of those spiked up sharks on the writers.


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