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Malibu Shark Attack (2009)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  25 July 2009 (USA)
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When a tsunami floods Malibu, it brings with it a hunting pack of deep-water, prehistoric goblin sharks that go after the lifeguards in their half-submerged station on stilts and a team of construction workers stranded in a flooded house.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renee Bowen ...
Yancey
Remi Broadway ...
Doug
Joel Amos Byrnes ...
Jason (as Joel Burns)
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Chavez
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Bryan (as Nicholas Cooper)
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Colin (as Jeffery Gannon)
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George
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Karl
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Barb
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Jenny
Daniel West ...
Keith
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Heather
Simon Buckley ...
Diver #2
Brooke Cullen ...
Bikini Girl
Alex Dias ...
Teenager
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An underwater earthquake generates a tsunami that strikes Malibu, bringing a hunting pack of prehistoric-looking goblin sharks to the surface. Although the beach is evacuated before the big wave strikes, a group of lifeguards and a crew of construction workers are stranded in the high water and have to fight the sharks to get to dry land. Written by Dreadcentral.com

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The final shot is a close-up of rescue helicopter approaching the west coast disaster site shows the logo (inverted) of Scott & White Hospital and Clinic which is located in Temple, Texas 1400 miles east. See more »

Goofs

(at around 17 mins) As Heather is receiving the radio complaint about the parasailer, there is a shot of her covered in blood, before the incident even occurs. See more »

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Chavez: There was a shark in the parking lot.
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Featured in Top 40 Shitty Shark Movies (2013) See more »

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Tsunami proof beach huts!
11 January 2011 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

"Hey, let's watch some of those really stupid shark attack movies!" This is actually one of the worst idea my mate and I ever brought forward. You have seriously no clue how many of these inane and downright embarrassing shark movies actually exist! In between all the utmost ridiculous sounding titles, like "Dinoshark" and "Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus", this "Jaws in Tsunami" actually looked like one of the more adequate efforts. Wrong again… This is a horrible excuse for a movie, with a laughable plot and deeply irritating people. The basic premise sounds interesting enough, but unless your name is James Cameron or Steven Spielberg, you can't possible gather the required budget to accomplish something like this. An underwater earthquake does not only bring back a bizarre species of goblin sharks that were believed to be extinct, but the subsequent tsunami catapults them straight onto Malibu Beach where they can feast on bimbo bikini babes and beefcake jocks. The funniest thing about this film is the tsunami. When hearing that word, everybody is reminded about the horrible disaster in the Indian Ocean and thinks of enormously devastating tidal waves that destroy and kill everything on their path. The titular tsunami of this film is supposedly very destructive, but the truth is that it doesn't even manage to wash away a wooden beach hut! Either this is the strongest lifeguard hut ever made (perhaps built by David Hasselhoff's bare hands when he was in Malibu to shoot "Baywatch") or it's just the weakest tsunami ever. After the tsunami, a handful of Malibu Beach lifeguards and their annoying boyfriends and girlfriends seek refuge in a beach hut whilst being surrounded by half a dozen of prehistoric and pathetically computer engineered goblin sharks. The cutest and most interesting character of the bunch, Sonya Salomaa, is the first victim to get eaten by the hideous animals and that made it even more difficult to hold an interest in the film. The rest of the cast is quite annoying, including the lead actress with her terribly deep and manly voice and two imbeciles fighting over her. "Jaws in Tsunami" is too serious in tone and the cast members are clearly trying hard to make the script sound believable. All these efforts actually make the film slightly too good to consider as amusing trash. They actually tried! Damned!


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