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

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Kimble Rendall
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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A tidal wave just flipped the local food chain. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Bait had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival where it was shown out of competition on 1 September 2012. The film was released theatrically on 20 September 2012 Australia and on 29 November 2012 in Singapore. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Heather: Do you see it anywhere?
Kyle: [sarcastically] Yeah, I see it, but I'm keeping it a secret from you because I want you to be surprised!
Heather: Oh, thank you for your thoughtfulness, Kyle. Really, it's always what I wanted in a boyfriend.
[the shark swims past the rear end of the car]
Heather: Oh! I can't handle this much longer. It may seem surprising, but I'm not equipped to deal with this kind of situation.
Heather: [puts her dog in the back seat] Here, Bulli, you need some space.
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No sharks were harmed in the making of this movie. See more »


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Written by Kimble Rendall & The Slice
Performed by Kimble Rendall & The Slice
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A Good Stab
14 September 2012 | by WuellySee all my reviews

This was a good stab at a shark thriller.

I was actually pretty impressed with a few of the actors. Mind you I find a lot of Australian films to have really decent acting in them even with unknowns, regardless of the plot.

An original concept for a shark movie, good use of lighting and tension, and a few nice little plot twists.

A great balance of antagonists and protagonists in a "bunch of strangers" stranded setting.

The filming quality and mechanics of the feature are superior to the budget spent, in my opinion.

I found this to be a not bad at all Friday night watch. Great "BAGGAPOPCORNER" if you are in one of those moods where you aren't sure what to watch.


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Country:

Australia | Singapore | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2012 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bait See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD30,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,492,566
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Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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