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Sharktopus (2010)

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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 ... Commander Cox
Maija Markula 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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Half-Shark. Half-Octopus. All Killer. See more »


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


Early exposition claims the Sharktopus is for the Navy (presumably the U.S. Navy, given the uniform of the speaker), to go after drug runners. Chasing drug runners is the responsibility of the U.S. Coast Guard, not the U.S. Navy. See more »


Bones: Were you a lawyer in a past life? Or no, maybe you worked at the DMV. Do you feel nothing, Stacy? That guy was killed in front of us inches away. Inches away! Gosh. He was kind of a nice guy, you know? Smell a little funky, but he was okay. Now he's dead.
Stacy Everheart: And that's tragic truly. But the story of a lifetime is right out that door. And we can find it thanks to Pez's map.
Bones: No, no.
Stacy Everheart: Oh, come on, Bones. He would've wanted it this way. Don't let his death mean nothing.
Bones: You are so full of crap.
Stacy Everheart: I know, but ...
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Followed by Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014) See more »


Sharktopus (Theme Song)
Performed by The Cheetah Whores
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Just plain awful
26 September 2010 | by pirsq-opinionSee all my reviews

I love campy sci-fi. I expected with Eric Roberts in it for the movie to be -- well, watchable if not even enjoyable. Sadly, it was not enjoyable. Nor was it funny. It wasn't campy. And it certainly wasn't fun to watch or even amusing. It was pitiful. The scenery is the only decent thing in it.

The dialog is bad. The CGI is bad. The effects are bad. The acting when being attacked was a single action only -- scream and fail your arms around. It is possible that the idea was to make a sci-fi movie that was making fun of other such movies involving creatures of the deep. If so, they failed to do so.

Don't waste your time with this one. Try an old timer like Tremors.

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25 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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