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Sharktopus -- It is known as S-11, a diabolical hybrid of shark and octopus created by genetic scientist Nathan Sands, and it is the U.S. Navy's next super-weapon. But when its control implants are damaged during a training experiment, the 8-tentacled eating machine escapes to Mexico for a taste of sun, sand, bikini babes, jet-skiers, spring breakers, and beyond.
Sharktopus -- The trailer for the Syfy original movie "Sharktopus."
Sharktopus -- The clip "Beach Attack" from Sharkotpus
Sharktopus -- Roger Corman discusses the creation of Sharktopus.


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Release Date:
25 September 2010 (USA) See more »
Half-Shark. Half -Octopus. All Terror.
A half-shark, half-octopus creature created for the military, creates a whole lot of terror in Mexico while a scientist who helped created it tries to capture/kill it. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Eric Roberts ... Nathan Sands

Kerem Bursin ... Andy Flynn

Sara Malakul Lane ... Nicole Sands

Héctor Jiménez ... Bones (as Hector Jimenez)

Liv Boughn ... Stacy Everheart
Julian Gonzalez Esparza ... Santos
Blake Lindsey ... Pez
Peter Nelson ... Commander Cox
Maija Markula ... Bree
Megan Barkley ... Lisa
Mary Tessa Corman ... Bungee Jumper (as Mary Corman)
Kyle Trainor ... Frat Boy
Lindsay Conklin ... Bikini Girl with Bum
Greg Norte ... Gordon
Blanca Eng Ponce ... Maria (as Blanca Ponce)
Anna Marie Laurita ... Young Mother (as Anna Laurita)
Jack Hzte ... Son
Veronica Nava Honc ... Fire Dancer
Brian Sheeran ... Josh
Adrian De Leon ... Painter Walt
Patrick Lacho ... Painter Gus
Adriana Robin ... Yoga Instructor
Patrick Pryor ... Control Room Tech
Richard Miller ... Security Guard

Shandi Finnessey ... Stephie (as Shandy Finnessey)

Ralph Garman ... Captain Jack
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alejandro Cardenas ... (uncredited)

Roger Corman ... Beach Bum (uncredited)
Michael Gaglio ... Fisherman (uncredited)

Roxana Ortega ... (uncredited)

Amanda Philipson ... Fisherman's Girlfriend (uncredited)

Claire Risoli ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Declan O'Brien 
Writing credits
Mike MacLean (written by)

Produced by
Julie Corman .... producer
Roger Corman .... producer
Adam Blake Finer .... associate producer
Dan Golden .... line producer
Stephen Niver .... line producer
Robert Roessel .... co-producer (as Robert James Roessel)
Original Music by
Tom Hiel 
Cinematography by
Santiago Navarrete 
Film Editing by
Vikram Kale 
Karen Smalley 
Set Decoration by
Ann Rowley 
Production Management
Stephen Niver .... production supervisor
Stephen Niver .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Blake Finer .... first assistant director
Stephen Niver .... second unit director
Kyle Trainor .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Deidre Baisley .... assistant sound
Saul Cantero .... location sound mixer
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley artist
Patrick Giraudi .... sound designer
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... supervising sound editor
Alfonso R. Miller .... sound mixer: second unit
Lisa Neidhardt .... sound effects editor
Sharon Odiakosa .... foley artist
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Xavier Sol .... sound effects editor
Yu-Ting Su .... foley mixer assistant
Cristina Turek .... assistant sound editor
Nicole Zwiren .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Thomas Bremer .... visual effects artist
Daniel DeEntremont .... visual effects artist
Craig Edwards .... visual effects artist
P.J. Foley .... visual effects producer: Dilated Pixels
Jon Gourley .... visual effects artist: Dilated Pixels
Chris E. Peterson .... visual effects artist
Jason Shulman .... additional modeling & creature animation: Dilated Pixels
Brian Skvarla .... visual effects artist
Melissa Widup .... roto artist: Dilated Pixels
Aaron Witlin .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Demaree .... gaffer: Los Angeles
Adam Blake Finer .... camera operator
Casting Department
Brandon Todesca .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Dunn .... wardrobe
Music Department
Zach Lemmon .... composer assistant
Clinton Rusich .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Patrick Denver .... puppeteer
Justin Fox .... office assistant
Brandon Todesca .... production staff
Kyle Trainor .... production coordinator
Diego Vega Jenkins .... production assistant
Gabriel Cowan .... thanks

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USA:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

WILHELM SCREAM: When the Sharktopus eats the second kid throwing a football.See more »
Continuity: While on the boat, Nathan Sands (Eric Roberts) shouts "Dock this thing" and takes over the helm. The next shot shows the boat continuing to head directly away from land.See more »
Captain Jack:Attention all hands. This is your captain speaking. We're getting more reports of this half shark, half octopus creature that's terrorizing the coast, but please don't panic. There is a way we can stop this thing. Virgin sacrifices. Yes, the Mexican Fish and Game Commission assures me the only way to appease this beast is to offer it a beautiful virgin, preferably 18 to 25 years old. I repeat - sharktopus wants our virgins.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf (2015) (TV)See more »
Sharktopus (Theme Song)See more »


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27 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
No wait don't criticize this movie it is suppose to suck, 26 September 2010
Author: cjk_35 from United States

This is not a horror or an action sci-fi movie. It is a comedy, but not your normal kind of comedy that you are used to seeing. There are no crazy characters or silly jokes. The real joke is in the acting, the directing, production design etc. Sharktopus was made to be terrible so the audience will laugh at how bad it is.

I don't understand why people take this movie seriously. With a title like sharktopus how could you? The plot is that a team of father and daughter marine biologists create a half shark, half octopus to use as a weapon for the navy. Then the remote control mechanism is knocked off and the Sharktopus goes on a killing rampage. Captian Jack (the creator of sharktopus) highers Andy Flynn, a Iraq war veteran, to capture the monster. But when Andy nearly gets killed and looses two of his friends he vows revenge.

There you have it. This is not suppose to be the next Jaws or even Deep Blue Sea. This is more along the lines of Maga Shark vs. Gaint Octopus. The director told the actors to be wooden and show very little emotion. The actors wheren't trying to win a Oscar, they wanted a Razzie. I just wish that actors would react to seeing the killings. When ever someone is eaten or torn apart in the movie who ever was witnessing it didn't react. They just stand there with a stupid look on their face. At least scream or try to help the victim. The production is minimal. The props appear to be objects the actors brought from home. The special effect are also bad with Sharktopus constantly changing size. In one scene he's big enough to eat VW Bug, in a later scene he is as big as a human. There are also scenes where the monster is walking out on land. Now I am not a marine biologist, but I am pretty sure that sharks or octopuses can't survive outside of water. Another thing that bothered me was that one of the characters who was named Nicole had some moral hang ups about her father altering the mind of Sharktopus. It is a genetically engineered monster, what does it matter if it mind is tampered with? If you watch this with a critic's state of mind you will hate this movie. In order to enjoy it loosen up and get a sense of humor.

Compared to Scy-Fy Channel's other original movies this is the best. Instead of being serious and trying scare the audience. Sharktopus is made to make you laugh. I rated this on level of how entertained I was while watching and gave it a 7 out of 10. Now if I where to rate it based on acting, directing, camera work, etc. Then I would give it a 2 out of 10.

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