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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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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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Storyline

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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Trivia

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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Professor Girdler repeatedly refers to the postmortem examination of a shark as an "autopsy". Any scientist would know that autopsies are only performed on human bodies. A postmortem examination of an animal is called a necropsy. See more »

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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Yuk!
27 December 2010 | by jodiegoSee all my reviews

The previous reviews pretty much summed up my feelings about this really bad movie, so I'll just add a few more tidbits that might further encourage you not to watch it. Lots of people killed by sharks and nobody misses them. Shark attacks and dead sharks on the beach and no shark warnings to keep people out of the water. Everyone who falls into the ocean gets eaten by sharks except the stars of the movie. This movie was so bad I stopped watching it 30 minutes before the ending. I'm guessing the ending was "sharks destroyed, boy gets girl, everyone lives happily ever after". 4 hours was about 240 minutes too long. What a waste of my time.


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