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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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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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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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Its Jaws, but not as we know it.
22 April 2006 | by rleatherSee all my reviews

Almost gentle version of Jaws, with all key elements still intact; the business officials refusing to close the beach, the one man fighting public opinion, the grief stuck mother.

Here's the thing, Peter Benchley based Jaws upon this true story. So whether you consider the 1916 attacks or Jaws as the 'original' is up to you. But to my liking the film has one to many 'replica' lines from the Spielberg classic. Including the salty sea-dog of a shark hunter.

Don't get me wrong, this is actually a very enjoyable film. But don't expect to watch Jaws twixt the Waltons, its better than that; including elements of politics of the time (America's continued resistance to join the war in Europe) and the class structure of rich and poor.

Interesting, very interesting.... but would you pay to see it? No, I guess not.


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