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Sharknado (2013)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 11 July 2013
When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

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When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The exterior of Fin's bar is a restaurant on the end of the actual Santa Monica Pier, but the interiors were filmed at Mo's Place in Playa del Rey. See more »

Goofs

Near the opening we see a group of shark finners and on the same boat the captain offers his financier what is supposed to be a bowl of shark fin soup. The financier proclaims it, "goo but not great".

Shark fin is made of cartilage and has no flavor of it's own. The broth is usually chicken or pork based and the shark fin is used as a texture component only. So the financier would simply be commenting on the quality of the broth, not the actual shark fins. See more »

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[Captain Sanitago serves a bowl of shark fin soup to an Asian businessman named Palmer]
Captain Carlos Santiago: Enjoy.
Palmer: [tastes the soup] It's good. Not great. But seeing that you are a businessman, Mr. Santiago.
Captain Carlos Santiago: Captain.
Palmer: Captain. My associates and I are willing to negotiate with you a reasonable price. $100,000.
[Santiago laughs maniacally]
Captain Carlos Santiago: [serious tone] One million for the whole catch! Not a penny less!
Palmer: One million dollars is such a steep price for such a small catch.
Captain Carlos Santiago: A pod of 20,000 sharks is to migrate ...
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits start, appropriately, with the word 'Fin', which is Spanish and French for 'End'. See more »

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Referenced in Untitled MadTV Revival: Episode #1.4 (2016) See more »

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Go, She Said
Written by Anthony Perkins
Performed by Martin Luther Lennon
Publisher: Anthony Perkins
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Taken from the album 'Escape to Paradox Island'
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Gloriously Incompetent and Gleefully Terrible
12 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And yet with a group of pals you would be hard pressed to find a better time. Absolutely nothing make sense. Physics and natural laws are ignored. Horrible CGI and cringe-worthy dialog. Outrageous continuity exceeded only by horrible color correction and clunky editing. The all together wooden acting no doubt achieved in single takes is sincere, earnest and fails on levels that should win awards.

And you can't stop watching. My friends, yelled, laughed, joked, stomped, laughed some more and had a fine time. Now how many times can you say that watching a movie? It literally becomes an interactive experience.

It is surely a classic. Not sure exactly what kind. But it is a classic.


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