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Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002)

When two researchers discover a colossal shark's tooth off the Mexican coast their worst fears surface - the most menacing beast to ever rule the waters is still alive and mercilessly feeding on anything that crosses its path.


David Worth





Cast overview, first billed only:
John Barrowman ... Ben
Jenny McShane ... Cat (as Jennifer McShane)
Ryan Cutrona ... Chuck
George Stanchev George Stanchev ... Esai
Pavlin Kemilev Pavlin Kemilev ... Porter
Plamen Manassiev ... Radio Tech (as Plamen Manasiev)
Krasimir Simeonov Krasimir Simeonov ... Sonar Chief
Ivo Tonchev ... Ramirez
Rosi Chernogorova Rosi Chernogorova ... Sherry
Plamen Zahov Plamen Zahov ... Hector
Peter Rusev Peter Rusev ... First Mate
Viktor Chichov Viktor Chichov ... Male Tourist (as Victor Chichov)
Anya Pencheva Anya Pencheva ... Wife
Danny Boy Danny Boy ... Diver #1 (as Dany Boy)
Bocho Vasilev Bocho Vasilev ... Security Guard


Twenty-four million years ago, the gigantic Megalodon, a 20-tonne killing machine with a 10-foot gaping bite, ruled the prehistoric oceans; but, thankfully, it became extinct. However, when the marine biologist, Cat Stone, discovers a massive shark tooth off the Mexican coast, her worst fears surface--the most menacing creature to ever rule the waters is still alive and mercilessly feeding on anything that crosses its path. Now, as the massive beast terrorises the workers during the maintenance on an underwater cable, they must hunt the fierce oceanic killer and destroy it, before there is no one left to stop it. Is there an escape from the jaws of terror? Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated R for language, sexuality and violence/gore | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


This movie got a lot of recognition after a clip from it showing the shark attacking a yacht went viral. That and a few other scenes have become popular Internet memes due to their bizarre dialogue and poor special effects. See more »


When the three main characters are sitting at the table, the cameraman is reflected in the picture at the back of the room. See more »


Cataline Stone: You're extinct, fucker!
[shoots shark in mouth]
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Featured in Top 40 Shitty Shark Movies (2013) See more »


Peg Leg Bossa
Written and Performed by Bill Wandel
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Stay right there, don't move!
11 November 2019 | by tehckSee all my reviews

While it's difficult to find anything useful to add to the many insighful reviews of this "movie," there is at least one performance I think deserves special mention. Shark Attack 3: Megalodon offers one of the best examples of "method acting" I've ever seen. Leading man John Barrowman so immerses himself in his character that his single-minded approach dominates every scene. Unfortunately, the character he assumes for this movie was not that of Ben the glorified lifeguard who appears in the script, but the character of Tom Cruise playing Ben the lifeguard. In almost every shot, Barrowman can be seen ripping off a Cruise smile, a Cruise laugh, a Cruise pose, a Cruise expression, a Cruise anything he can get his hands on. And all this is completely independent of whatever Ben the Lifeguard is supposed to be doing in the scene other than being a Tom Cruise impersonator. I've seen some other actors attempt similar feats (Skeet Ulrich as Johnny Depp comes to mind), but none has taken on this particular role with such scrupulous dedication and total disregard of its effect on the actual movie.

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Release Date:

14 April 2003 (Czech Republic) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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