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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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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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Time for a career change, Stephen?
16 October 2010 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

There are so many factual errors, glaring goofs, moments of technical ineptitude and scenes of sheer idiocy in Shark in Venice that I'm not entirely convinced that this film is a genuinely bad piece of film-making, but rather a deliberate attempt at crapdom carefully crafted to appeal to cult movie fans. It matters not though, 'cos either way it sucks.

Stephen Baldwin, he of The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas and Celebrity Big Brother fame, stars as David Franks, a lecturer in marine biology who unwittingly becomes involved in a Mafia scheme to locate the lost treasure of the Medicis, which supposedly lies hidden somewhere in the waterways of Venice. Unfortunately for Franks, the city's famous canals are now teeming with ravenous Great White sharks, having been filled with the toothy 'watch dogs' by crazy Mafia boss Clemenza (Giacomo Gonnella), who clearly wasn't having one of his better days when he came up with that idea.

Those going into this film will probably have a pretty good notion of what to expect given the ultra-naff title and the fact that it's only star is one of the lesser Baldwins (who displays less emotion than the film's sharks), but even then they may find themselves surprised by some of the absolute tosh thrown onto the screen by writer/director Danny Lerner. I'm not even going to try and catalogue all of the daft bits—it would take me far too long to compile a comprehensive list—suffice to say that it's bloody hard to talk underwater with a regulator stuffed in your gob, and a severed leg won't ever grow back, even if you are a Baldwin!


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