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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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Cast

Cast overview:
Stephen Baldwin ... David Franks
Vanessa Johansson ... Laura
Hilda van der Meulen ... Lt. Sofia Totti
Giacomo Gonnella 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
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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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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 »

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The mafia goons arrive by boat to kidnap Vanessa. As the boat pulls up to the dock, only the top half is visible, and its clearly on wheels. See more »


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Bad, even by genre standards
27 November 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

SHARK IN VENICE sounds like your bog standard SyFy/Asylum monster flick, but it's not. It's actually a low budget, low rent gangster thriller in which the sharks are an added afterthought. Stephen Baldwin stars in a conspiracy plot line involving the search for a hidden treasure by the Italian Mafia. Of course, he's the only one who has a chance of stopping them in their tracks.

The whole of SHARK IN VENICE has a lame and slapdash feel. There's some murky underwater footage and a few scenes of extras being torn apart by sharks in order to justify the title, but for the most part this is a Z-grade thriller without any thrills. The acting is bad, and not just from Baldwin who sleepwalks through the leading role. Danny Lerner produced some great B-movies over the years like Van Damme's IN HELL and Adkins's NINJA but he should have stuck with production instead of trying to direct.


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