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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.

Director:

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 ... 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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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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Runtime:

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

The end credits contain a few misspellings. For instance, the credit 'co-producer' is spelled 'co-producernas' and 'art director' is spelled 'art directorr' (these two examples are right next to each other). See more »

Quotes

Michael Schleisser: Aren't you interested in beach bathing?
Murphy: Sounds mighty dangerous to me. Are you aware of the fact they've had shark attacks here?
Michael Schleisser: Now you're getting the idea.
Murphy: What? No, no, no - no, no, no, no!
[Murphy starts to walk away in protest]
Michael Schleisser: Murphy! Come on, I'll buy you a beer.
Murphy: [Smirking] All right.
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Not At All A Jaws Ripoff!
17 April 2006 | by surflouSee all my reviews

The movie is factually based, if you read the actual events that took place in Jersey in July 1916 you will see that the majority of the film stays true to events that happened.

As far as Alex being the one that stops the shark eventually, I think that is a little off-story, he is present and witness to all the attacks and uses that to tell the story in much the same way that the character of Rose tells the story of Titanic, yet she was never an actual passenger on the ship in real life.

Having read the events thoroughly, I then enjoyed the film immensely, it has no over the top CGI and relies heavily on the acting and storytelling. I can certainly see where Peter Benchley may have been inspired to write the novel Jaws.

Please don't go into this thinking that the film is a Jaws ripoff, it's not, it's the prequel!


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