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Swamp Shark (2011)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  25 June 2011 (USA)
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Open on gorgeous swamplands of the Atchafalaya Basin in the summer. Lots of beautiful teens are at the beach the weekend before Gator Fest. That night an animal smuggling deal goes wrong ... See full summary »

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Deputy Mandling
Wade Boggs ...
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Deputy Cooper (as Marcus Brown)
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Martin
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Tyler
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Jason 'Swamp Thing' Broussard
Chris Deshazo ...
Emcee
Harold Evans ...
Jackson
Ron Flagge ...
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Laura
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Sheriff Watson
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Marcus (as Thomas Tah Hyde)
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Open on gorgeous swamplands of the Atchafalaya Basin in the summer. Lots of beautiful teens are at the beach the weekend before Gator Fest. That night an animal smuggling deal goes wrong and a large sea creature escapes into a swampy backwoods river. At the McDaniel's "Gator Shack" restaurant, a local, Jackson is drunk, and gets mangled to bits. The town sheriff blames the carnage on the McDaniel's "escaped" pack of gators and tries hauling them off to jail. Rachel McDaniel, head of the family, claims to have seen the fin of a shark! Rachel and her family, along with the help of a mysterious stranger, Charlie, take on the Swampshark and the law to clear their names, save Rachel's kid sister Krystal and prevent the unwitting folks at the upcoming Gator Fest from being torn to shreds by a beast the likes of which no one has ever seen! Written by Daniel Lafrentz

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Fresh water. Fresh meat. See more »


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Rated R for some creature violence and gore

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Killer Shark  »

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At 40:36, a spelling error can be seen on the laptop news article: Authorities is incorrectly spelled as Autorities. See more »

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Rachel Bouchard: Can you get to the sheriff's station?
Martin: Sure, why?
Rachel Bouchard: I need you to help me to break Jason out of jail.
Martin: Really? Cool.
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Yes it's silly, but I also found it fun
6 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'll start off by saying I dislike a lot of SyFy movies, but the cast on paper didn't seem so bad. The premise was one that could've gone either way. After seeing it last night, I have to say while it is far from a perfect movie it is tolerable compared to a lot of what SyFy have done.

My feelings on the computer effects were mixed. They were not so bad underwater, which were quite nicely shot, but looked a little cheap elsewhere. That said though, SyFy have done much worse. The story is quite a decent idea, is well paced and starts off well with some suspense in the build ups, but there are some moments that come across as silly and unbelievable.

The script is not award-worthy, but apart from the odd cheesy line, it is not as terrible or as clichéd as I was expecting. The direction is efficient enough and the editing is not too slapdash.

Swamp Shark has some nice scenery and is generally well shot. It is also never too cheesy or overdone and doesn't take itself too seriously. The music is serviceable without being exceptional, it sets the mood alright which is something a lot of SyFy movies did not do.

The characters are likable, compared to the underdeveloped, stereotypical and annoying characters you often find, and the acting from Kirsty Swanson and DB Sweeney is surprisingly good. Overall, fun if silly, one of the movies in the sprinkle of tolerable SyFy amongst the sea of terrible ones. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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