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SharkMan (2005)

Hammerhead (original title)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amelia Lockhart
Dr. Preston King
Jane Harper
Whitney Feder
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 ...
Nikolai Sotirov ...
Guard 1 (as Nicki Sotirov)


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)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


Dr. Krause: This would have been easier... if we used sharks, that laid eggs.
Dr. Preston King: Easier? Maybe. But the giant hammerhead isn't like other sharks. It's the pinnacle of shark evolution. Nurtures its young in placenta. What's a Great White? It's a machine - swims and eats. Doesn't think, like the sphyrna mokarran. The sphyrna is far more advanced. Much more capable of being genetically integrated with the human race.
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The good old monster movie is back!

When I heard about "Hammerhead" being released on DVD and finally found it at my local DVD store, I thought "well, just another cheap monster movie from Nu Image". Those guys around Boaz Davidson and Avi Lerner produced cheap but very entertaining B - Pictures in the past few months but also some very disappointing movies. So I didn't expect much, especially after having watched the rather disappointing "Shark Zone" just a few days before. But "Hammerhead" turned out to be an excellent revival of the 1950s monster movies. We have a mad scientist, a group of people in a dangerous situation, screaming women and damsels in distress, man-eating plants and of course we have the creature, a huge mutant mix between a man and a hammerhead shark. Everything you need for an entertaining monster movie. The only thing missing are graphic sex scenes and nudity which you expect in movies of this kind, but since the movie was made for TV it's understandable why these scenes are missing. And it doesn't matter anyway cause "Hammerhead" is action and horror entertainment at it's best. There are two reasons why I gave it seven out of ten points, though: First of all, the monster isn't seen very often and the showdown with the destruction of the creature is too fast and poorly done, and secondly, William Forsythe just isn't the right guy for the "hero" part and for falling in love with gorgeous Hunter Tylo. Other than that, I can highly recommend this movie for any monster movie fan out there. Grab yourselves a cool drink and some popcorn, watch this movie and have fun. Jasper P. Morgan

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