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12 Days of Terror (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | TV Movie August 2004
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Bartlett ...
Roger Dwyer ...
Dr. Frederick Lucas
Mayor Perillo
Nigel Sweet ...
Paul Ditchfield ...
Commissioner Meel
Daniel Kriel ...
Lester Stillwell
Craig Geldenhuys ...
David Jeffery ...
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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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August 2004 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


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 three attacks in the creek. Others believe a school of sharks may have been responsible. See more »


he scientist stated that bull sharks swim in fresh water including Lake Nicaragua. It was not until the early 1970s that it was proven that fresh water sharks and bull sharks were the same. Prior, it was believed they were two different species. See more »


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Semi-factual movie on the shark attacks that occurred in 1916
17 August 2004 | by 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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