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Hammerhead (2005)

A scientist tries to save his son from cancer but his experiments turn him into a shark-man instead. A group of people from a pharmaceutical corporation are sent to the mad doctor's island to investigate his activities.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amelia Lockhart
Dr. Preston King
Jane Harper
Whitney Feder
Doctor Mendoveko
G.R. Johnson ...
Bernie Amos
Antony Argirov ...
Hammerhead (as Anton Argirov)
Mariya Ignatova ...
Dr. Krause
Atanas Srebrev ...
Erik Anderson
Pavel Doychev ...
Captain Sheldon
Emil Markov ...
Yoanna Boukovska ...
Female 2
Nikolai Iliev ...

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A scientist tries to save his son from cancer but his experiments turn him into a shark-man instead. A group of people from a pharmaceutical corporation are sent to the mad doctor's island to investigate his activities.

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When he began fusing human and shark DNA, his colleagues laughed at him. Now his creation is taking his revenge, and they aren't laughing anymore.


Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Hammerhead  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dr. King comments that there has never been a known instance of a shark with a tumor. This is not true. Although sharks, like all members of the class Chondrichthyes, characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales, have genetically developed the ability to inhibit the secretion of angiogenin, a hormone necessary for tumor growth, the Smithsonian Institution has on record at least 15 instances of elasmobranch tumors; however, only two of those are thought to be malignant. See more »


Amelia Lockhart: You're going to impregnate me?
Dr. Preston King: No.
[looks at the hammerhead shark in the tank]
Dr. Preston King: He is.
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Combed over with a Hammer
30 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This low budget B horror's plot comes with all the amenities - mad scientist complete with sidekick, malicious corporate greed of pharmaceutical industry, eccentric and extreme genetic engineering, and information technology....can't leave that out.

Start with strange sequence of hot looking nameless boaters that foolishly decide to take a dip in the waters near an uncharted island and end up chum for swarming hammerhead sharks.....

Cut to weak back story implying the stock decline of a generic pharma corporation which motivates its wicked Shakespeare quoting CEO to entertain an un-solicited offer made by a former employee/scientist that was jilted out of his job as head of research and who also happens to be a nut...of course (total Herbert West wannabe). He is offering up a new stem cell technology that could make tons o' cash...or so it seems...This lures in several employees to his Moreau-ish island (must have been quite an impressive exit package from the company when he was let go for him to afford an island) to validate his scientific findings including the CEO and, co-incidentally, the ex-fiancé of the mad scientist's son now morphed sharkuman (how convenient)....

The plan, sort of, is to rekindle lost love between the former nuptials while exacting revenge on the former colleagues for his termination. (Sheez, how can this guy be bitter? He has his own friggen' island after all...).

Soon, everyone is on the run (from endless supply of security guards toting heavy weaponry, from mutant plants – can there be an uncharted island without man-eating plants?, from sharky son's appetite for carnage, from quack daddy's breeding plans, and from lack of a cell phone signal)...and they all must learn to work together to get off the island alive!

Will anyone escape? Will a new species be created? Watch it and find out.

There is some entertainment value in this movie, but don't expect much...for the true Combs fan, this is not to be missed.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

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