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Malibu Shark Attack (2009)

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
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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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25 July 2009 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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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

After the sharks are discovered, it is repeatedly stated that they have not existed in millions of years. In fact, goblin sharks live in very deep water off Japan. So far the largest specimen recorded is 14 feet, but little is known, including how large they get because they are very rare and live very deep, evidence shows at least 750 fathoms (4500 feet) deep. See more »

Quotes

Chavez: There was a shark in the parking lot.
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Soundtracks

On A Summer Breeze
Performed by Jack Howell
Courtesy of Wild Whirled Music
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Surprisingly good creature feature
18 August 2015 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

After a gigantic undersea earthquake strikes Malibu, lifeguards race to save survivors from a swarm of ravenous Goblin Sharks unleashed by the underwater activities and get them to safety.

Overall this is one of the best original creature features for the channels. One of the better aspects here for this one is the use of the different shark species here as the Goblin Shark is so underutilized in the scene that they're completely different species than normal and really gets some points for deciding to go a different route which isn't done all too often. Another of the better elements here is the really insane amount of action to it that comes from several different elements. The first attack on a group of parasailors makes for an incredibly fun time for the fact that both of them are taken out separately and deal with a failed rescue attempt that is quite fun. There's even more action here with the sharks trying to get at the survivors inside the shack and the images of the sharks ramming into the holes in the floor while they barricade them off is nothing but fun and a little suspenseful, a rescue attempt also manages to work well due to the race to get back to the shore being so far out, and when they get to the half-submerged construction site it gets even more fun due to the really exciting and fun encounters within the narrow corridors, and the tension present with the sharks here is great. As well, these scenes in the finale also feature an insanely cool and original way of dealing with the sharks and are a part of the fantastic action of the film. Other great stuff occurs in the film's rather insane tsunami sequence where the sight of the giant wall of water rising up and crashing down on the shore causing a ton of damage is nicely handled, the ensuing panic on the crowded beach being incredibly realistic and the visuals here are great from the sight of the lifeguard shack being swallowed up by the water to the floating construction site make the segment really worth it. The surgery scene afterward is rather nice for the brutality of the segment mixed with the ramifications of the bloodied water, and along with the gore here make for a lot to love here. There are a few flaws here, as the ever-present and ridiculous-looking CGI in here where there's barely a moment of the sharks where they look realistic, never blending into the scenes and just looking terrible. The other new method of new method of incredibly fake-looking dorsal-fin props that don't move at all and cause nothing to happen to the water around them appearing even less life-like, which leaves the sharks wholly unappealing. Otherwise, this one was a ton of fun.

Rated R: Graphic Violence, Language and Brief Nudity.


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