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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 12-foot Great White Sharks.



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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 12 foot sharks swimming around them, and it's hungry. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The food chain just got flipped. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 September 2012 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Bait (Carnada)  »

Box Office


AUD 30,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Three different Pomeranians were used in the movie to play Heather's dog, Bulli - one for swimming, one for barking, and one for running. See more »


The characters are worried about live electrical wires touching the water, yet to turn it off they flip a switch already underwater. This would mean that the water is already conducting electricity in the first place. See more »


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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Crazy Credits

No sharks were harmed in the making of this movie. See more »


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


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Written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
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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.


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