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Shark Swarm (2008)

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A fisherman and his family fight to take down a greedy real estate developer who has released toxins into the ocean, turning the area's sharks into bloodthirsty hunters.

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James A. Contner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daryl Hannah ... Brook Wilder
John Schneider ... Daniel Wilder
Armand Assante ... Hamilton Lux
F. Murray Abraham ... Professor Bill Girdler
Roark Critchlow ... Professor Phillip Wilder
Heather McComb ... Amy Zuckerman
John Enos III ... Kane Markus
Alan Fudge ... Pastor Herman
Gene Davis ... Sheriff Dexter Murray
Brent King ... Clint Duran
June Squibb ... Bess Wilder
Mimi Michaels ... Kim Wilder
Elisa Donovan ... Brenda
Jacleen Haber ... Tia
Darcy Rose Byrnes ... Heather
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Corporate real estate tycoon Hamilton Lux sets his sights on developing the quaint seaside town of Full Moon Bay into a prime getaway for the wealthy, but runs into some unexpected problems. Lifelong fisherman Daniel Wilder owns property exactly where Lux wants to build high-priced condos, and isn't planning to sell. Lux secretly laces the local waters with a toxin deadly to marine life, decimating the fishing industry in an attempt to starve Daniel out. Alas the chemical react differently on the area's sharks, drastically increasing their aggressive tendencies and transforming them into engines of pure destruction moving in coordinated swarms. Without fish to feed on, shark attacks on humans rapidly increase. Lux uses media contacts to paint the attacks as random incidents. Daniel, his marine biologist brother and a concerned E.P.A. agent must expose Lux's plan and rid the area of the chemically-altered sharks before the town's entire population is devoured by hungry sharks. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alerta tiburones See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The character of Professor Bill Girdler is named after William Girdler, cult director of several "nature run amok" films made in the 1970s, most notably "Day of the Animals" and "Grizzly." See more »

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When the girl is on the raft and being attacked by the sharks, the paddle is knocked off into the water, then it is back again, then when the sharks tip over the raft, it's gone again. See more »

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Simple Review
26 May 2008 | by bwanaartSee all my reviews

This movie was a classic "B" - - SciFi type of movie. It has a wonderful cast of really good actors...but in my opinion the plot was anemic, the directing was even more-so...and I loved it! Why? Because the cast each did an excellent job of acting and the setting was believable. One can see from the 'heft' of big stars where the budget most certainly was spent. It most certainly wasn't spent on special effects or, for that matter, screen writing.

All in all, I would not only recommend it because of its positive aspects...but would watch it again and again if the opportunity affords itself. The positives outweigh the negatives.


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