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Shark's Paradise (1986)

David Reyne & Sally Tayler star in this classic 80's 'Ozploitation' classic. A mad man threatens to lure hundreds of sharks to the beach at Surfers Paradise Australia at the start of the ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
David Reyne David Reyne ... Rod Palmer
Sally Tayler Sally Tayler ... Billie Riley
Ron Becks ... Monty Stone
Dennis Miller Dennis Miller ... Inspector Rossiter
John Paramor John Paramor ... Chief Insp. McGarry
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Amos John Amos ... Taxi driver
Ralph Cotterill Ralph Cotterill ... Dr. Baxter
Craig Cronin Craig Cronin ... Mr. Woods
Paul Dawber ... Detective Joe Tanner
Vincent Gil ... Murphy
Kristoffer Greaves Kristoffer Greaves ... Thug in squadroom
Peter Gwynne Peter Gwynne ... Mayor
Jill Loof Jill Loof ... Joanie
Lawrence Mah Lawrence Mah ... Japanese businessman
Rocky McDonald ... Fowler


David Reyne & Sally Tayler star in this classic 80's 'Ozploitation' classic. A mad man threatens to lure hundreds of sharks to the beach at Surfers Paradise Australia at the start of the tourist season, his price to hold off the sharks is $2 million. Our heroes do everything from escaping jail to risking death in a chemical factory, to stop him. Sharknado, eat your heart out! Written by anonymous ozploitation fan

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1986 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Le paradis des requins See more »


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AUD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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Nigel Plunker provides the main soundtrack. The film also features songs from INXS, Split Enz, The Church and The Hoodoo Gurus. See more »

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Bonkers Aussie Fun...
10 June 2017 | by tenebrae70See all my reviews

"Get your damn hands off me or I'll give you a social disease you wouldn't believe...!"

This is a pretty crazy Australian made for TV film. Throw in every film cliché you can mention, some extremely bad 80's fashion, hilariously bad dialogue, speed boats, car chases and you get the Aussie equivalent of Miami Vice. It's great fun and there's never a dull moment. Don't expect much shark action though. Apart from a couple of brief scenes at the beginning and the end the Shark's are barely in it. Not that it really matters. The idea that a mad genius is holding a city to ransom with the threat of sending 100's of sharks to their coastlines to decimate the public is fun but the loop hole is massive (just stay out the bloody water and the mad mans plans are pointless). When our leading lady is hanging off the feet of a helicopter it is so glaringly obvious it's a stunt double (twice the size of the actress and more 'blokey' looking). I laughed my ass off all the way through. An added bonus is the soundtrack, featuring the likes of Split Enz, INXS and The Hoodoo Gurus and The Church among others. Trashy fun. Neat...!

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