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Bait (III) (2012)

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A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with a 12-foot Great White Shark.

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Lockie
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Tina
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Lifeguard
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Doyle
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Colins
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Kyle
Cariba Heine ...
Heather
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Ryan
Adrian Pang ...
Jessup
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Storyline

This movie is about a group of people who get trapped in a Supermarket after a Tsunami hits the coast of Queensland, Australia. But they soon find out that they have more to worry about than being in a flooded grocery store, there's a 12 foot shark swimming around them, and it's hungry. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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A tsunami just flipped the food chain. See more »


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Rated R for bloody violence, some grisly images and language | See all certifications »

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20 September 2012 (Australia)  »

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Bait (Carnada)  »

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AUD 30,000,000 (estimated)
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Despite only earning approximately $775,000 in its home country of Australia, Bait 3D was a sizable success overseas, making over $20 million China alone. It also made $2 Million in Italy. As a result of its international success, Arclight Films announced that the film will receive a sequel. See more »

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When the supermarket gets flooded, the floating rubbish consists of mainly empty bottles which would have had to have been empty prior to the tsunami. See more »

Quotes

Jaimie: It's coming back!
[we see the fin swimming pass the far end]
Jaimie: Why does it keep doing that, just circling?
Tina: Cause It's not sure what we are. It's curious.
Kirby: Curious about what, sharks are only curious about one thing. It's trying to decide if were food or not!
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No sharks were harmed in the making of this movie. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

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Mack the Knife
Written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
English lyrics by Marc Blitzstein
Performed by Kimble Rendall & The Slice
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Remarkably watchable
1 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Shark movies, how many good ones are out there? Well, after the obvious the list is pretty baron. However, Bait is remarkably watchable. I was quite surprised to find myself glued to the screen after over half an hour of character show and tell and only the opening shark scene to reel us in. The CGI and casting are the only two factors that plead with me to turn the movie off. For a thirty-mil budget the shark animations were truly inadequate, yet Bait managed to survive considering. Which is more than can be said for most civilians who aren't trapped in a supermarket given the state of that Australian coastline. Matthew Lessall and Ben Parkinson (Casting) need a job chat, some sideline characters offer absolutely, indescribably the worst performances I have ever seen. Listening to the psychotic Aussie robber, frantic store manager and squabbling couple in their car really made me shudder with anger. More time establishing deeper character backgrounds instead would have pleased, although they hold up pretty well for a shark flick.

Despite some teeth grinding actors and reminders of Bruce from Finding Nemo, Bait is visually very pleasing and makes for a worthy shark movie.

7/10.


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