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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


Shayne Armstrong (additional writing by), Duncan Kennedy (additional writing by) | 4 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Brancatisano ... Rory
Xavier Samuel ... Josh
Chris Betts Chris Betts ... Lockie
Sharni Vinson ... Tina
Simon Edds Simon Edds ... Lifeguard
Miranda Deakin Miranda Deakin ... TV Reporter
Julian McMahon ... Doyle
Dan Wyllie ... Kirby
Alice Parkinson ... Naomi
Phoebe Tonkin ... Jaimie
Damien Garvey ... Colins
Lincoln Lewis ... Kyle
Cariba Heine ... Heather
Alex Russell ... Ryan
Adrian Pang ... Jessup


This movie is about a group of people who 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's 12 foot sharks swimming around them, and it's hungry. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The food chain just got flipped. 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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Australia | Singapore | China



Release Date:

20 September 2012 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bait (Carnada) See more »


Box Office


AUD 30,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »


After the tsunami hits the supermarket, the camera pans over the devastation and passes over the top of the shelves with debris washed up on them. It shows a pair of thongs sitting upright and next to each other like someone just slipped them off. See more »


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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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Showreel: Lauren and Toni at the Movies (2013) 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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Deep Blue Supermarket
26 December 2018 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

A tsunami floods a supermarket trapping a group of unfortunate people inside with a couple of ravenous great white sharks for company. It sounds stupid, and perhaps it is, but this shark movie from the pen of Russell Mulcahy (director of Highlander) is loads of gory fun, which is precisely what I want from such a film. The relatively low budget limits what can be done in terms of CGI, and the digital shark effects are the film's weakest point, but director Kimble Rendall doesn't let the obviously fake killer fish prevent him from delivering genuine suspense and thrills.

In the underground car park, several survivors try to avoid being eaten by a twelve footer circling their vehicles, while in the shop itself, a group find themselves trapped on top of shelving units, the aisles now a hunting ground for a great white. Unsuccessful escape attempts see the characters whittled down to a handful, those that don't make it going out in a welter of blood and mangled body parts. The film's gory highlight sees one poor victim having his lower half ripped off leaving his entrails dangling from his ravaged torso. Yum!

According to IMDb's trivia section, a sequel was announced, but there's been nothing yet. I'm up for another bite: when sharks are involved, I always take the bait.

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