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Shark in Venice (2008)

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The seemingly tranquil waterways of Venice are terrorized by the perfect killing machine. In search of his father who has mysteriously disappeared diving in the city, David stumbles across ... See full summary »

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Danny Lerner

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Les Weldon (story by), Danny Lerner (story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stephen Baldwin ... David Franks
Vanessa Johansson ... Laura
Hilda van der Meulen ... Sofia Totti
Giacomo Gonnella ... Vito Clemenza
Ivaylo Geraskov Ivaylo Geraskov ... Rossi
Atanas Srebrev ... Captain Bonasera
Kaloian Vodenicharov ... Man in Black (as Kaloyan Vondenicharov)
Bashar Rahal ... Medical Examiner
Vladimir Kolev Vladimir Kolev ... Assistant (as Vlado Kolev)
Michael McCoy Michael McCoy ... Dean Flathers
Assen Blatechki Assen Blatechki ... Operator (as Asen Blatechki)
Rolando Cadenas Rolando Cadenas ... Student
Ivo Kehayov Ivo Kehayov ... Cop (as Ivaylo Kehayov)
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Storyline

The seemingly tranquil waterways of Venice are terrorized by the perfect killing machine. In search of his father who has mysteriously disappeared diving in the city, David stumbles across the cryptic trail leading to the long-lost fortune of the Medici. As the unwitting pawn in a Mafia plot to recover the treasure, David's girlfriend is kidnapped at gunpoint, plunging him into a desperate race against time. If he has any hope of saving her he must enter the deadly waters. Can David out-gun the Mafia assassins and survive the voracious sharks laying in wait beneath the surface, or will he succumb to the same fate as his father? Written by anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

14 May 2009 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Sharks in Venice See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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Trivia

The film features a character named Lt. Totti and at one point, when David Franks interrogates a mafia henchman he gives a location as "on the corner of DelPiero" these could be references to famous Italian football players Francesco Totti and Alessandro DelPiero See more »

Goofs

At one point Laura is in handcuffs. In another scene, she is tied up with rope. See more »

Connections

Featured in Top 40 Shitty Shark Movies (2013) See more »

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Unfulfilled Love
Written and Performed by Jonathan Wilton
Published by Source in Sync Music(ASCAP)/Engine Co 35(ASCAP)
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As a shark movie it's terrible, as an overall movie it's even worse
11 September 2014 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

There are worse Shark movies out there, but that doesn't stop Shark in Venice from being really bad. The only halfway decent things are some nice scenery and the music, a little over-dramatic at times but it did at least try and give some life and pace. It's a shame that we can't appreciate the scenery more because the camera work is so haphazard, the stock footage is over-used and over-obvious and the editing is very repetitive(like we often see the same shot or same thing happening within minutes of each other) and some of the worst personally seen recently. And the less said about the special effects for the shark the better, it was pretty much over-sized rubber and not much else. The shark has no menace or personality and is so under-utilised that you could swear it was a shark movie but without the shark at times. The dialogue is so stilted and cornball that it was difficult trying to stifle any laughter, even stifling a coughing fit I had two days ago during a recital was less painful. It barely made sense either, while the story takes ridiculous to extremes with science and history completely re-written, scenes that repeat themselves more than once in a short space of time(like the editing), no suspense, thrills, fun or tension and scenes like the ability to talk underwater without lips moving and covered in diving equipment that is insultingly stupid beyond belief. The attacks are completely dull in mood and so stock in a way that you can barely see anything, and the only thing you learn about the characters is what kind of stereotype they are, other than that they're painfully underdeveloped and are not relatable in the slightest. The acting is pretty atrocious with the best acting coming from (no joke) Stephen Baldwin's moobs, okay the main antagonist certainly looked the part but the over-compensated acting was a different story and everyone else especially Baldwin(who ironically has much more screen time than the shark) goes through the motions. To conclude, even when taking it for what it is Shark in Venice is terrible as a shark movie and a movie in general. 2/10 Bethany Cox


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