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Shark in Venice (2008)

R | | Horror | 14 May 2009 (Kuwait)
The seemingly tranquil waterways of Venice are terrorized by the perfect killing machine. In search of his father who has mysteriously disappeared diving in the city, David stumbles across ... See full summary »

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David Franks
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Laura
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Lt. Sofia Totti
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Vito Clemenza
Ivaylo Geraskov ...
Rossi
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The seemingly tranquil waterways of Venice are terrorized by the perfect killing machine. In search of his father who has mysteriously disappeared diving in the city, David stumbles across the cryptic trail leading to the long-lost fortune of the Medici. As the unwitting pawn in a Mafia plot to recover the treasure, David's girlfriend is kidnapped at gunpoint, plunging him into a desperate race against time. If he has any hope of saving her he must enter the deadly waters. Can David out-gun the Mafia assassins and survive the voracious sharks laying in wait beneath the surface, or will he succumb to the same fate as his father? Written by anonymous

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The film features a character named Lt. Totti and at one point, when David Franks interrogates a mafia henchman he gives a location as "on the corner of DelPiero" these could be references to famous Italian football players Francesco Totti and Alessandro DelPiero See more »

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When David Franks goes to his father's flat to investigate his death and finds a briefcase, he says the 8th crusade was sponsored by the Louis XIV. The 8th crusade started in 1270; Louis the XIV was born in 1638. See more »

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Featured in Top 40 Shitty Shark Movies (2013) See more »

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Venetian Boat Song
Written by Ross Garboushian & Mazatl Galindo
Published by Source in Sync Music(ASCAP)/Engine Co 35(ASCAP)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Like rotting fish ... this smells ........... like ....... "instant cult classic"
3 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

In the first underwater scene, we get to see obvious plastic plants growing in almost total darkness, and a stock footage shark viciously attacking three divers in a row, one by one, without the other divers even noticing. Next we get to see more shark stock footage, only this time the sharks are surrounded by schools of colorful fish that only swim in tropical waters, 1000 miles from Venice. After our hero, Stephen Baldwin is nearly torn in half by a Great White, he manages to walk out of the hospital the next day without a scratch. Even more hilarious than the stock footage sharks are the worse C.G.I. sharks, as one mafia diver appears to actually stick his head into a sharks mouth instead of the other way around. But wait there's more. Stephen Baldwin shouting to a policeman "He's got a gun", as he's being sprayed with bullets by a mafia goon. Steathy mafia bad guys attacking a sleeping Baldwin in the middle of the night, yet when he escapes his hotel, people are strolling and shopping as if it were 12 noon. The mafia plan for protecting the treasure is brilliant, putting baby sharks into the canals and when they grow too big they cannot escape. The only flaw seems to be that they have nothing to eat, as no fish or baby seals are living in the polluted canals. The finale is beyond belief, sort of a montage of an underwater fight that lasts for minutes on end with neither combatant surfacing for air, stock shark footage, a girlfriend standing in the middle of an explosive gun battle without taking cover, more stock shark footage, a hovering police helicopter that has nothing to do with the story, and unbelievably the treasure stays where it is, and the shark problem is never dealt with. Bad movie festivals should ban "Sharks in Venice", as this is unfair competition for even Ed Wood's masterpieces. The ridiculous story, bad acting, terrible effects, and most importantly, all this is taken seriously, insures "Sharks in Venice" to be voted the worst of the worst, unless of course there is to be a sequel? We can only dream of such a wonder. - MERK


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