A half-shark, half-octopus creature created for the military, creates a whole lot of terror in Mexico while a scientist who helped create it tries to capture/kill it.


Declan O'Brien


Mike MacLean, Stephen Niver (rewrite)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Nathan Sands
Kerem Bürsin ... Andy Flynn (as Kerem Bursin)
Sara Malakul Lane ... Nicole Sands
Héctor Jiménez ... Bones (as Hector Jimenez)
Liv Boughn Liv Boughn ... Stacy Everheart
Julian Gonzalez Esparza Julian Gonzalez Esparza ... Santos
Blake Lindsey Blake Lindsey ... Pez
Peter Nelson Peter Nelson ... Commander Cox
Maija Markula ... Bree
Megan Barkley Megan Barkley ... Lisa
Mary Tessa Corman Mary Tessa Corman ... Bungee Jumper (as Mary Corman)
Kyle Trainor ... Frat Boy
Lindsay Conklin Lindsay Conklin ... Bikini Girl with Bum
Greg Norte Greg Norte ... Gordon
Blanca Eng Ponce Blanca Eng Ponce ... Maria (as Blanca Ponce)


Aiming to create the U.S. Navy's next hyper-weapon while fiddling with shark and octopus DNA, the visionary geneticist, Nathan Sands, comes up with a nightmarish prototype: the genetically enhanced "S-11" hybrid. However, after a botched attempt to harness the creature, the unstoppable beast escapes into the warm waters of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where unsuspecting tourists and unaware locals alike become its next meal. Now, the government wants the monster back, and former mercenary, Andy Flynn, along with Sands' daughter, Nicole, and fisherman, Santos, seem to be the only ones cut out for the job. Can they stop Sharktopus, the underwater killer with the razor-sharp teeth and the tentacles of death, before it slaughters everybody in the seaside resort? Written by Nick Riganas

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Underwater Terror of Tentacles and Teeth! See more »


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WILHELM SCREAM: When the Sharktopus eats the second kid throwing a football. See more »


None of the things the Navy commander says are accurate for U.S. military (Department of Defense) research or development projects. No one person has the authority to do the things which this character does or claims to be able to do (expand a contract, cancel a contract, modify testing, approve changes, etc.). See more »


Nathan Sands: Make me proud, pumpkin.
Nicole Sands: I told you to stop calling me that.
Nathan Sands: Make me proud, Nicole.
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Referenced in Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf (2015) See more »


Sharktopus (Theme Song)
Performed by The Cheetah Whores
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Very, very bad movie...
24 May 2011 | by MarioTeeSee all my reviews

Story, which is stupid and so un-original, you can read in other reviews and in plot-section. It is however very stupid and not worth of mention. Actually, think about word "Sharktopus" just for second. Yes, it is some secret government project which went wrong. That's all you need to know about story.

Acting? Visual/audio effects? Comedy? Fear? All together, very low. But that is thing you know as well.

The reason why I review this title is simple. I'm big fan of low-budget-so-bad-its-good movies. This is bad, cheap, but simply, not bad enough. Seems weird? Well, acting is not that bad, there are no very obvious movie goofs, there is some cliché in story but not much, anyway, it is bad, very bad movie, but trust me, for making-fun-of with your friends, better buy some cheap Asylum movie.

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