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Malibu Shark Attack (2009)

TV-14 | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 25 July 2009
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A tsunami floods Malibu and unleashes a hunting pack of deep-water prehistoric goblin sharks, targeting a group of lifeguards trapped in their half-submerged station on stilts and a team of construction workers stranded in a flooded house.



(as Lindsay James)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Renee Bowen ...
Remi Broadway ...
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Jason (as Joel Burns)
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Colin (as Jeffery Gannon)
Evert McQueen ...
Daniel West ...
Simon Buckley ...
Diver #2
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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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Release Date:

25 July 2009 (USA)  »

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Goblin Shark Attack  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »


After the tsunami has hit, the water level on the outside of the lifeguard shack is just a couple of inches below the windows. But when we look at the characters inside the shack, the water level is only about a foot deep. This indicates that there is a difference in water levels by about two feet between the inside and outside water levels. See more »


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Decent serious shark-attack flick, made-for-TV
6 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

RELEASED TO TV IN 2017 and directed by David Lister, "Malibu Shark Attack" chronicles events in Malibu, California, after an undersea earthquake releases several prehistoric goblin sharks to attack the beaches, which is made worse by another quake that unleashes a Tsunami, trapping the protagonists in a lifeguard station surrounded by sea.

Peta Wilson stands out as the seasoned lifeguard involved in a love triangle with two rival men (Warren Christie & Jeff Gannon). Chelan Simmons plays a superficial, whiney beach girl while Remi Broadway appears as the lifeguard she tries to charm. Nicholas Cooper & Sonya Salomaa are on hand as a couple ready to marry.

This is a decent TV-budgeted nature-runs-amok flick with a serious tone and a kinetic first act. The story morphs into a suspenseful confined environment movie in the second act whereupon the main cast is stuck in the lifeguard shack staving off the sharks. The closing act shifts to a reasonably well-done showdown in a flooded basement. The prehistoric goblin sharks are interesting, albeit cartoony CGI, and present a formidable antagonist.

THE MOVIE RUNS about 88 minutes and was shot in Gold Coast & Brisbane, Australia, with establishing shots of Malibu. Writer: Keith Shaw (as Lindsay James).


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