Red Water (2003)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Horror  |  17 August 2003 (USA)
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A freshwater shark wreaks havoc as it heads up a Louisiana river.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Sanders
Dr. Kelli Raymond
Jerry Collins
Emery Brousard
Brett van Ryan
Captain Dale Landry
Gene Bradley
Hank Ellis
Clive Scott ...
Grandpa Gautreau
Nicholas Andrews ...
André Gautreau
Hilton Myburgh ...
Garth Collins ...
Lacombe, Oil Rig Worker
Rick (as Tumisho K. Masha)
Shirley Davidson ...


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Fear Strikes Where You Least Expect It.



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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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17 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A cápa visszavág  »

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Did You Know?


The license plate on the sunken car is Louisiana 007 o 981 - the same one that Hooper pulled out of the shark in Jaws (1975) also the same one pulled out of the tiger sharks mouth in deep blue sea by Thomas Jane. See more »


The position of Jake's vest strap looks different from when viewed through the door peephole, to when he enters the apartment a few seconds later. See more »


Jerry Collins: [Before the boat explodes] I should have stayed with the band.
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Referenced in Top 1 Shark Movies (2013) See more »

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20 August 2003 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

I got stuck watching this movie while up at my lakehome, and let me tell you: good lord it is terrible. I guess it hasn't been possible to make a good shark movie since the original original. Every Jaws sequel, Deep Blue Sea, this one... NONE of them are scary, have a decent script, have a decent director, have decent actors, etc etc. It's so predictable that it's off the scale! Lou Diamond Phillips must be VERY desperate for a buck these days (and boy did he put in a minimum effort). Avoid this one like the plague.

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