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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 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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The Tsunami was just the beginning of the terror 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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Oh... My... God...
14 August 2010 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

This have got to be one of the worst shark movies I have ever seen. It was so full of things that made you want to yank out your hair by the root.

First, let's talk about the acting, actually most of the actors and actresses performed well enough. Of course, don't expect to see any award winning performances, but they weren't as bad as to be expected from a movie of this type.

Then moving on to the sharks. Goblin sharks? Alrighty then, why not? What was up with the snouts and the spikes along the ridge of their backs? And the way that they always had to open and close their mouths like as if communicating somehow? And how come they repeatedly showed the same clip over and over again, just mirroring it from time to time.

What's next? Oh yeah, lets throw a tsunami into the equation, as if crappy CGI sharks weren't enough. This was the worst-looking CGI animated tsunami in movie history. And they said in the movie that it was a massive wall of water standing 100 feet tall, and yet it did no damage to those wooden huts belonging to the beach life guards? Yeah, okay. But it managed to put places 30 feet underwater, but did no damage what so ever to those beach huts. That was just hilarious. Oh, and I also loved the fact that in some scenes you saw the fake wave travel towards land, but when the camera angle changed, the wave had magically vanished from the surface of the water in the background. That was a really amazing touch to the movie, a fake tsunami that was able to defy laws of physics and magically vanish from time to time, this is as good as it gets.

And the constant filler scenes of showing girls in bikinis playing volleyball or frolicking on the beach, or hunky surfer guys in the water, what is up with that? I know this movie is supposed to take place in Malibu, but come on. Those scenes are pointless and serves as nothing but a way to fill out the time and hope to keep whatever audience is left hooked.

I actually managed to pull through the entire movie, because I wanted to see what else was hidden in the drawer of bad effects and cheesy stories. Hand on heart, then this is really a terrible shark movie. If you, like me, like monster movies, then pick something else, this one is just not worth the time or effort.


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