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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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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 Ponce ... Maria
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
Jefferson Diaz .... network line producer (as Jeff Diaz)
Adam Blake Finer .... associate producer
Dan Golden .... line producer
Stephen Niver .... line producer
Robert Roussel .... co-producer (as Robert James Roessel)
Original Music by
Tom Hiel 
Cinematography by
Santiago Navarrete 
Film Editing by
Karen Smalley 
Set Decoration by
Ann Rowley 
Production Management
Stephen Niver .... production supervisor
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
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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Additional Details

USA:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

WILHELM SCREAM: When the Sharktopus eats the second kid throwing a football.See more »
Factual errors: The sharktopus frequently attacks swimmers from close to shore in waters that should be too shallow to hide its admittedly inconsistent size.See more »
Captain Jack:You're not punking me on this thing?
Captain Jack:Stephie, this has to be a hoax, okay? It's gotta be. There's no way a shark-octopus fishy thing really exists.
Stephie:Well, I hope you're right.
Captain Jack:Trust me, okay? There is no such thing as a sharktopus.
[the sharktopus grabs and pulls him into the water]
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Sharktopus (Theme Song)See more »


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What is 'Sharktopus' about?
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13 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Even SyFy itself had to riff this one, 26 September 2010
Author: MartianOctocretr5 from Redondo Beach, CA

It's been obvious for some time SyFy's in on the joke about how campy these hokey effect mutant monster flicks of theirs are. Just ridiculous hokum for some MST3K style cheap laughs. The latest rampaging beast is a shark/octopus hybrid creature set loose by (let's say it all together): genetic testing by a rogue scientist being backed by the military. Yay for those generals and scientists dopes! They've done it again, given us a hungry mutation that chomps anything that moves (except the main stars; it just growls at them with a dumb blank look).

SyFy's own reality show "truth investigator" guy Josh Gates adapts his "this legend is hooey" show narration tone to riff the movie with trivia about its cheap and shoddy production standards. Cast members appeared to poke fun at it in these bits too. Subtly, it seems nobody took this seriously.

It's a Roger Corman B-movie, and even Roger joins in the self mockery fun. He had a cameo that would have been creepy in a normal movie; here it's just goofy (intentionally so). There's plenty of the routine fodder of these kind of deliberately dumb monster movies, (in addition to those already mentioned): bad-acting bikini-clad extras who show up for one scene (and exit quickly in a painful manner if you catch my drift), incredibly bad CGI, a hero standing two feet away from an explosion and being totally uninjured, lots of extras constantly running around playing, dancing, or riding boats, and of course the monster showing up on cue to kill somebody a moment after they say the creature doesn't exist. There are some clever attack scenes, the bungee chomp was classic. Also included: obnoxious journalist with attached cameraman flunky, hero's flunkies, main villain's flunkies, and even an annoying big-mouth DJ with poorly written lines to say.

It's as completely stupid as was intended. Fans of this type of idiocy will find it funny.

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