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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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Storyline

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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Goblin Shark Attack  »

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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

As various different characters observe the approaching tsunami, the wave appears and disappears before its final strike. See more »

Quotes

Chavez: There was a shark in the parking lot.
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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On A Summer Breeze
Performed by Jack Howell
Courtesy of Wild Whirled Music
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Found myself relating to the sharks more than anything else in the movie
20 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I do get some novelty value out of SyFy's mostly terrible movies. That said, I found Malibu Shark Attack overall too dull and too ridiculous to really be entertained by it. The sharks are the best part of the movie, they don't look great and the way they're utilised gets stale after a while but they do show some menace and compared to the rest of the characters they are relateable. That is because the rest of the characters are stereotypical, made to do stupid and annoying things and not developed well at all. The acting manages to be awful as well, the lead actor is stiff and uncharismatic and the female's damsel-in-distress routine has been seen so many times before and much better, here she has this all looks, no talent aura about her. Malibu Shark Attack looks very cheap, the shark effects are not great at all, some of their features actually makes you wonder whether they are actually sharks, and the editing is choppy so you can enjoy the scenery enough. But these are nothing compared to the effects for the tsunami, I concur about them being one of the, perhaps even THE, least convincing tsunami effects in film, looking as though they were constructed in a major rush. The script is very weak with cheesy one-liners, cringe-worthy dialogue in the exposition scenes and context about the sharks that will make experts exclaim "NO" with their exasperated hands in the air. The story likewise, there are the "obligatory" ridiculous scenes like the tsunami and waves magically vanishing, the shark attacks lacking any sense of horror or suspense(and further suffering from some of the film's worst editing) and the exposition little more with padded filler with dull pacing, clichéd dialogue and characters that prove themselves not to be likable in the least. On the whole, see it somewhat for the sharks but for nothing else. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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