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12 Days of Terror (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Horror | Thriller  -  25 April 2006 (USA)
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For 12 days in July, 1916, a shark patrolled the waterways of northern New Jersey. This docudrama is based on Richard Fernicola's account of those days. Other accounts of those 12 days led Peter Benchley to write _Jaws_.

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July of 1916 was a time of record heat, a polio epidemic, and a World War in Europe. But beachgoers in New Jersey are threatened by a even greater terror: a shark that has suddenly developed a taste for human flesh. Starting July 1st and lasting over a period of 12 days, the unidentified shark kills four people and seriously injures a fifth before the attacks stop, and threatens New Jersey's thriving tourist industry. Based on true events, and one of the inspirations behind Peter Benchley's "Jaws". Written by AirraptorXRC

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Rated PG-13 for shark attacks | See all certifications »
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The identity of the responsible shark has never been conclusively proven. While common legend states that a Great White is the sole shark responsible, some scientists think a bull shark might have been responsible for at least the four attacks in the creek; others believe a school of sharks may have been responsible. See more »

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The end credits contain a few misspellings. For instance, the credit 'co-producer' is spelled 'co-producernas' and 'art director' is spelled 'art directorr' (these two examples are right next to each other). See more »

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Semi-factual movie on the shark attacks that occurred in 1916
17 August 2004 | by (Kingsport, TN) – See all my reviews

While I thought the movie was good. In the fact that it was filmed well and had good acting in it. I still felt it was a "Jaws" rip-off. The movie had great references to actual true life accounts of the incidents. Because of the way the story was played out I felt some what cheated out of a movie that could have captured the events of that era more accurately.

I'd recommend seeing it as its not a bad movie at all. Just don't expect to see much more than a Jaws remake as far as the story line goes. To give it a little more credit than Jaws though I'd have to say the special effects were awesome. The action scenes of the attacks were totally believable. Over all I'd say if you are into sharks and action flicks this one is well worth seeing.


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