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Complete credited cast:
Dr. William Atkins (as Christain Toulali)
Rob Harrington
Will Tchenko
Hristo Shopov ...
Justin French
Robert Zachar ...
Mr. Northcut
Bojka Velkova ...
Mrs. Northcut
Kiril Hristov ...
Victor Biserov ...
DSS Worker Peters
Dirt Worker #1
Dirt Worker #2
Nikolai Bojkov ...
Student #1
Vesela Dimitrova ...
Student #2 (as Vessela Dimitrova)


Years after his parents are killed by a megalodon (an enormous shark that has supposedly been extinct for millions of years), Dr. Spencer is obsessed with the idea of hunting down and killing the monster. He's assigned to investigate the destruction of an undersea research station with the crew of the Argus, a giant submarine Spencer designed himself. After a little searching the team realizes that it was indeed a megalodon that destroyed the base, and the hunt for the creature is on. Will the Argus and its crew have what it takes for Spencer to get his revenge? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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A nightmare 20 million years in the making. See more »

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1 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Every character claims that the megalodon went extinct 40 million years ago. Actually, this species didn't appear till 20 million years ago and the proposed date of its extinction is only around 1'6 million years ago. See more »


Rob Harrington: You know that story of David and Goliath? Well me in this mini-sub is like Bambi vs. Godzilla.
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Referenced in Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002) See more »

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Pretty much lower-tier giant shark material
29 April 2015 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

Still traumatized from an early encounter, a scientist joins an expedition to uncover the truth behind a strange distress signal and finds a thought-lost species of prehistoric shark running amok and must stop it before it escapes.

Though this is initially a lot better than expected, this is still a rather lame entry. One of the main reasons is the films' complete abandoning of normal horror film scenarios and putting it more in the realm of an adventure film, where it's hardly ever built on scenes with the sharks' presence and it rarely goes on the attack due to the storyline issues. The fact that this is forced upon us with the constant and never-ending scenes of him going around complaining about not getting to use the machine and how it'll allow him closure against his parents' death turns it into a really boring film in the first half instead of expecting it to be a full-on horror film. There's also some rather tiring story lines here where it manages to feature so many clichés in the group's arrangement and personalities that come into play at the end, where some are still trying to save and capture it rather than kill it becomes a little much when it's clearly obvious that will do nothing to stop their predicament so there's some rather tiring scenes going on at the wrong moments. There's also the incredibly irritating factor of the CGI shark running around which isn't all that believable and realistic more for the fact of its constant changes in size and positioning in the scene rather than the general appearance is actually the biggest offender with this since on the whole it's better than expected. Still, the principle about it being employed is there and while not egregious it's still obvious which allows it to stand out even among the few positives here. The opening attack on the small rowboat is highly atmospheric with the foggy, night-time setting and the strange bumps against the boat lend to a highly chilling scene that's an enjoyable set-up for the later scenes. There's also plenty of action here, mostly in the assault on the underwater station where the size of it comes into play quite nicely, and the finale to deal with the creature is a long, drawn-out action scene that piles on the clichés for the best action bits as there's plenty of attempts on both sides to end the fight which is quite fun. As well, the CGI doesn't tend to look too bad here and comes off better than expected, but overall this one still undone by its' flaws.

Rated R: Graphic Language and Violence.

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