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A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.


Kimble Rendall





Cast overview, first billed only:
Xavier Samuel ... Josh
Sharni Vinson ... Tina
Adrian Pang ... Jessup
Yuwu Qi ... Steven
Alex Russell ... Ryan
Phoebe Tonkin ... Jaime
Martin Sacks ... Todd
Alice Parkinson ... Naomi
Lincoln Lewis ... Kyle
Damien Garvey ... Colins
Cariba Heine ... Heather
Richard Brancatisano ... Rory
Dan Wyllie ... Kirby
Julian McMahon ... Doyle
Chris Betts Chris Betts ... Lockie


A group of people get trapped in a supermarket after a tsunami hits the coast of Queensland, Australia. But they soon find out that they have more to worry about than being in a flooded grocery store - there are 12 foot sharks swimming around them, and they're hungry. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A tsunami just flipped the food chain. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, some grisly images and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Three animatronic sharks were used for filming. Although director Kimble Rendall wanted to entirely avoid using computer-generated imagery, the budget necessitated its use in some scenes. See more »


When the underground garage of the supermarket is flooded, several people remain in their cars and vans for more than an hour without leaks, and the cars don't float. In reality, cars that are submerged up to the roof become totally flooded within 1-3 minutes. Occupants have less than a minute to get out, otherwise they will drown. If the windows are shut, a car will tilt up and sink front first. See more »


Jaimie: It's coming back!
[we see the fin swimming past the far end]
Jaimie: Why does it keep doing that, just circling?
Tina: Cause it's not sure what we are. It's curious.
Kirby: Curious about what, sharks are only curious about one thing. It's trying to decide if we're food or not!
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Crazy Credits

No sharks were harmed in the making of this movie. See more »


Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Shark Movies (2014) See more »


Mack the Knife
Written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
English lyrics by Marc Blitzstein
Performed by Kimble Rendall & The Slice
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User Reviews

It's a bit of fun. Treat it that way
6 October 2012 | by jemnash20See all my reviews

I'm going to start off by saying, this movie was awful. The story itself is ridiculous, the script is very poor, and the acting was average at best (although Julian McMahon put on a solid performance.

But I loved it. This is the type of movie you go see with a bunch of friends and just sit back and enjoy. It's a 'leave your brain at the door' type of movie. There are some comical lines as well as ridiculously stupid lines that just make you cry out with laughter. It's clearly evident that this movie is not taking itself serious at all, the story tells you that.

But you can still have a lot of fun with it. Don't sit there picking out all the flaws (because there are a hell of a lot of them), and don't take it seriously, the movie was not designed that way. Just enjoy the fact that "there's a 12 foot great white shark in here". There are some awesome scenes, as well as some really cool deaths (some that you wouldn't ever imagine)

The bottom line is, just enjoy the badness of this film, don't think about it, don't take it seriously, just enjoy it. That's what it was designed for.

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Release Date:

20 September 2012 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


AUD30,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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