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12 Days of Terror (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | TV Movie August 2004
For twelve 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.

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July of 1916 was a time of record heat, a polio epidemic, and a World War in Europe. But beach-goers 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. Written by Fyre EmberBorn

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Rated PG-13 for shark attacks | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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Michael Schleisser: Aren't you interested in beach bathing?
Murphy: Sounds mighty dangerous to me. Are you aware of the fact they've had shark attacks here?
Michael Schleisser: Now you're getting the idea.
Murphy: What? No, no, no - no, no, no, no!
[Murphy starts to walk away in protest]
Michael Schleisser: Murphy! Come on, I'll buy you a beer.
Murphy: [Smirking] All right.
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Twelve Days of Terror
20 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been obsessed with great white sharks since I saw Jaws when I was a very small child. I have seen the movie 'Twelve Days of Terror' and read the book as well, and both are utterly fascinating. Like it was said in the book, this incident in 1916 was a 'once in a lifetime' deal. Nothing like this has ever been happened before (and if it did, it was NEVER documented) and probably will not ever happen again, at least not in our lifetimes. I whole heartedly believe that the culprit back in 1916 was a juvenile great white shark. There are scientists that believe it was a bull shark, or a group of sharks. The shark that is on the cover of 'Twelve Days of Terror' was later autopsied and 10 to 15 pounds of human flesh were found inside. There is no doubt that it was a real, true man-eater that attacked all of those people (I believe it was 6 people total, and only one survived.) A shark that preys on humans (which is not a natural food source for sharks of any species) truly, in my opinion is a freak of nature. Very fascinating.


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