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12 Days of Terror (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | TV Movie August 2004
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For twelve days in July, 1916, a shark patrolled the waterways of northern New Jersey. This docudrama is based on Richard Fernicola's account of those days.

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Jack Sholder

Writers:

Richard Fernicola (book), Jeffrey Reiner (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Egglesfield ... Alex
Mark Dexter ... Stanley
Jenna Harrison ... Alice
John Rhys-Davies ... Captain
Jamie Bartlett Jamie Bartlett ... Michael Schleisser
Adrian Galley ... Engel
Colin Stinton ... Dr. John Nichols
Roger Dwyer Roger Dwyer ... Dr. Frederick Lucas
Patrick Lyster ... Mayor Perillo
Nigel Sweet Nigel Sweet ... Murphy
Paul Ditchfield Paul Ditchfield ... Commissioner Meel
Daniel Kriel Daniel Kriel ... Lester Stillwell
Craig Geldenhuys Craig Geldenhuys ... Arnie
David Jeffery David Jeffery ... Charles
Glen Biderman-Pam Glen Biderman-Pam ... Johnny
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Storyline

July of 1916 was a time of record heat, a polio epidemic, and a World War in Europe. But beach-goers in New Jersey are threatened by a even greater terror: a shark that has suddenly developed a taste for human flesh. Starting July 1st and lasting over a period of 12 days, the unidentified shark kills four people and seriously injures a fifth before the attacks stop, and threatens New Jersey's thriving tourist industry. Based on true events. Written by Fyre EmberBorn

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for shark attacks | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

12 Dias de Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The identity of the responsible shark has never been conclusively proven. While common legend states that a Great White is the sole shark responsible, some scientists think a bull shark might have been responsible for at least the three attacks in the creek. Others believe a school of sharks may have been responsible. See more »

Goofs

he scientist stated that bull sharks swim in fresh water including Lake Nicaragua. It was not until the early 1970s that it was proven that fresh water sharks and bull sharks were the same. Prior, it was believed they were two different species. See more »

Quotes

Dr. John Nichols: I'm a fishman.
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12 Days of Terror and Truth
30 January 2016 | by iluvraphaelSee all my reviews

This movie first caught my attention while looking at Amazon.ca. I saw the trailer for it and immediately went on a search for it. Finding it, I bought it to satisfy my curiosity about the story of 1916.

The story is a really vivid one and truthful. Colin Egglesfield does a wonderful job as Alex Ott, and he has a wonderful supportive cast behind him.

Being based on a true event during 1916, you might expect the acting to be a bit blasé, but the cast really pulls this movie off in an unexpected way. I believe this to be one of the most realistic movies about sharks out there today.

It puts Jaws and its sequels to shame as well as many other shark movies out there. Jaws was scary for its time, but this being based on a true story makes it even more terrifying yet.

I enjoy the story of the events but I also love where it was filmed and the scenery. Its so beautiful as a backdrop and it really does this movie a whole lot of good.

I can't imagine having been living when this had happened, not knowing what on earth was eating these swimmers. The turn of events is real enough and makes me not want to go into the ocean any time soon.


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