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Malibu Shark Attack (2009)

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A tsunami floods Malibu and unleashes a hunting pack of deep-water prehistoric goblin sharks, targeting a group of lifeguards trapped in their half-submerged station on stilts and a team of construction workers stranded in a flooded house.

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David Lister

Writer:

Keith Shaw (as Lindsay James)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renee Bowen Renee Bowen ... Yancey
Remi Broadway ... Doug
Joel Amos Byrnes Joel Amos Byrnes ... Jason (as Joel Burns)
Warren Christie ... Chavez
Nicholas Cooper ... Bryan
Jeff Gannon Jeff Gannon ... Colin (as Jeffery Gannon)
Mungo McKay ... George
Evert McQueen Evert McQueen ... Karl
Sonya Salomaa ... Barb
Chelan Simmons ... Jenny
Daniel West Daniel West ... Keith
Peta Wilson ... Heather
Simon Buckley Simon Buckley ... Diver #2
Brooke Cullen Brooke Cullen ... Bikini Girl
Alex Dias Alex Dias ... Teenager
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Storyline

An underwater earthquake generates a tsunami that strikes Malibu, bringing a hunting pack of prehistoric-looking goblin sharks to the surface. Although the beach is evacuated before the big wave strikes, a group of lifeguards and a crew of construction workers are stranded in the high water and have to fight the sharks to get to dry land. Written by Dreadcentral.com

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Terror Has New Teeth See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goblin Shark Attack See more »

Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The final shot is a close-up of rescue helicopter approaching the west coast disaster site shows the logo (inverted) of Scott & White Hospital and Clinic which is located in Temple, Texas 1400 miles east. See more »

Goofs

After the tsunami has hit, the water level on the outside of the lifeguard shack is just a couple of inches below the windows. But when we look at the characters inside the shack, the water level is only about a foot deep. This indicates that there is a difference in water levels by about two feet between the inside and outside water levels. See more »

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Chavez: There was a shark in the parking lot.
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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On A Summer Breeze
Performed by Jack Howell
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A timewaster at best
1 June 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

MALIBU SHARK ATTACK is the usual Z-grade shark nonsense, except made without the backing of the SyFy Channel or The Asylum this time around. It doesn't make much difference. This is an independent Canadian/Australian addition that still manages to screw up the storyline by including lots of HORRIBLE CGI effect scenes, alongside an idiotic script and some terrible performances.

Plot-wise, this isn't dissimilar to the Aussie film BAIT, with characters finding themselves trapped in a flooded location with sharks after a tsunami, but while BAIT had the money to be partway believable, this is just nonsense. A group of bad actors splash around and scream in about two foot of water, and are occasionally menaced by goblin sharks which look like they belong in a Playstation 1-era video game.

The movie is packed with whiny characters and only a couple of sudden deaths is enough to keep you watching. Otherwise it's a waste of time, a film surpassed by most other entries in this crowded sub-genre of shark attack movies.


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