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Dark Tide (2012)

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A professional diver tutor returns to deep waters after 1 year, following an almost fatal encounter with a great white shark. The nightmare from the deep is still lurking - more carnivorous and hungry than ever.

Director:

John Stockwell

Writers:

Ronnie Christensen (screenplay), Amy Sorlie (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Kate Mathieson
Olivier Martinez ... Jeff
Sizwe Msutu Sizwe Msutu ... Themba
Mark Elderkin ... Tommy
Thoko Ntshinga Thoko Ntshinga ... Zukie
Henrik Vos Henrik Vos ... German Man
Judith Kronenberg-Sarembock Judith Kronenberg-Sarembock ... German Woman
Wayne Harrison Wayne Harrison ... English Dad
Josef Du Plessis Josef Du Plessis ... English Boy
Jessica Taylor Jessica Taylor ... English Mum
Ralph Brown ... Brady
Luke Tyler Luke Tyler ... Luke
P.J. Van Der Walt P.J. Van Der Walt ... Poacher
Gary Jacobie Gary Jacobie ... Poacher
Eugene Seloca Eugene Seloca ... Poacher
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Storyline

Kate is a shark expert whose business has been failing since a shark attack killed a fellow diver under her command. Once dubbed "the shark whisperer," Kate is haunted by the memory of the attack and unable to get back into the water. With bills piling up and the bank about to foreclose on Kate's boat, Kate's ex-boyfriend Jeff presents her with a lucrative opportunity to lead a thrill-seeking millionaire businessman on a dangerous shark dive - outside the cage. Battling her self-doubts and fear, Kate accepts the proposal and sets a course for the world's deadliest feeding ground - Shark Alley. Written by Official Site

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In Shark Alley, courage runs deep


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for bloody shark attacks/disturbing images, and for language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Aguas profundas See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lionsgate made the decision for the film's simultaneous VOD/theatrical release, which the director John Stockwell says they told him it was the smartest way to get the film out for most people to see it. See more »

Goofs

When the steering fails, Tommy says the hydraulic line is gone. Asked if he can fix it, he says he will need to replace all the hoses and bleed the lines. They steer manually for a while and a moment later, the steering is suddenly fixed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kate Mathieson: You're told your whole life that sharks are dangerous. And then finally you're under water and you see the very thing you were taught to fear. And it's perfect. My father once told me to be careful of the things we love most in the world. Because if you're not careful, that very thing can also destroy you.
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Featured in Top 40 Shitty Shark Movies (2013) See more »

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Sedilaka
Written by Ntsika Fana Ngxanga, Luphindo Ngxanga, Buhlebendaio Mda, Samkelo Leiethu Mdolomba
Published by The Soil Publ.
Administered by Active Music Publ.
SME Africe (Pty) Ltd/Native Rhythms Records 2011.
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Those poor sharks…
28 May 2013 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Shouldn't there be some kind of protective Union to help prevent poor defenseless animals from appearing in stupid and embarrassing movies? I mean, actors and actress are supposed to be smart enough and decide for themselves whether or not a horrible scenario will negatively affect their careers (I'm looking at you, Halle Berry), but animals can't read clumsy scenarios! The sharks in "Dark Tide", for instance, are truly some of the most beautiful creatures Mother Nature brought forward, yet their astonishing appearance is criminally abused here in this dumb, exaggeratedly clichéd, dull and incompetent film. Amazing animals like these only belong in masterful documentaries or, as rare as they are, in qualitative adventure movies. Luckily enough – for my own personal anger management program, at least – I watched "Dark Tide" with the absolute lowest expectations imaginable, and that's all thanks to the fact I noticed the name of the director from beforehand. John Stockwell isn't a real filmmaker; he's a wannabe with an unhealthy fetish for famous actresses in colorful bikinis on the posters of his films! Kate Bosworth in "Blue Crush", Jessica Alba in "Into the Blue", half a dozen of sexy chicks in "Turistas" and now Halle Berry in "Dark Tide". The only recurring aspects that draw attention are the bikinis on the cover. I don't know John, but it's becoming rather difficult to convince us that you want to be seen as a serious director. The plot of "Dark Tide" features the dullest of stereotypes in the cast (traumatized heroes, obnoxious businessmen dying from cancer …) and immediately reverts to the worst clichés (troubled father-son relationships, heroine facing her demons…). The only thing worse than the dialogs are the miscast actors and actresses citing them. None of the cast members display any sort of conviction or emotion, and why should they? It's nothing but sheer nonsense anyway. If you do, however, make the mistake to watch "Dark Tide" you can at least enjoy the Cape Town filming locations and the shark footage.


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