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Shark Night 3D (2011)

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A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to shark attacks.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sara Paxton ... Sara
Dustin Milligan ... Nick
Chris Carmack ... Dennis
Katharine McPhee ... Beth
Joel David Moore ... Gordon
Donal Logue ... Sabin
Joshua Leonard ... Red
Sinqua Walls ... Malik
Alyssa Diaz ... Maya
Chris Zylka ... Blake
Jimmy Lee Jr. ... Carl
Damon Lipari ... Keith
Christine Bently ... Jess (as Christine Quinn)
Kelly Sry ... Wonsuk
Tyler Bryan ... Kyle
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Storyline

When 7 college friends pack their swim suits for a weekend of fun-in-the-sun activities at their friend Sara's lake house, they think it will be the perfect vacation. But the tables immediately turn when the lead football star, Malik, gets his arm ripped off during a water skiing accident. While the friends are to believe his wound was a freak accident, they soon come to discover that there was a primal attack involving a shark. Now while they think that one shark is no problem, they soon come to the realization that 15 species of sharks are lurking in the water, and with no form of boat or transportation, and no signals for phone's, the group of seven now face a fate they would never imagine. They soon learn that they don't know who to trust or who to turn to for help! Written by Ryan Malarik

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Terror has surfaced. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and terror, disturbing images, sexual references, partial nudity, language and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shark Night 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,404,260, 4 September 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,872,522, 20 November 2011
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Sound Mix:

DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Not screened in advance for critics. See more »

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The cabin is set on fire and the sheriff is killed by the shark, but as Nick leaves there is no trace of a fire having even taken place. See more »

Quotes

Gordon: So you're probably gonna have to get her drunk. You gonna make her one of your awesome mixed tapes? Those are amazing.
Nick: Don't disrespect the mixed tape, okay? First of all, your mom loves them.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits the music video for the song "Sharks Bite" performed by the cast is shown. See more »

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References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

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Johnny Billy Goat
Performed by Jeffery Broussard (as Jeffrey Broussard) & The Creole Cowboys
Written by Boozoo Chavis (as Wilson 'Boozoo' Chavis)
Courtesy of Maison de Soul Records
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Shark Night 3D has no guts, figuratively and literally
12 December 2011 | by scarletheelsSee all my reviews

Sara (Sara Paxton) and her college friends travel to her lake house on the Louisiana Gulf for a wild weekend of beer pong, sunbathing, and death by shark. Be mindful of the PG-13 rating because, if you go into this expecting the finned version of Aja's silicon laden Piranha 3D, you'll be sorely disappointed. The most you're going to get to feast your eyes on is a brief shot of Katharine McPhee's and Alyssa Diaz's side boobs.

It's light on the carnage and heavy on the sentimental and often over-dramatic monologues. The gore is pretty watered down for the teen/tween audience. This is neither a good thing nor a bad thing - it's a boring thing. While there are quite a few deaths, the attacks are short cut scenes that end with the camera lingering over pools of red coloring dye to signify, yep, they're dead.

What's missing from this humdinger is good ol' fashioned fun. Most of its ilk celebrate the B-movie campiness with richly funny dialog, revel in the opportunity to mock its genre, or totally go off the deep end with exaggerated kills and/or gratuitous nudity. I realize Shark Night 3D wasn't made to be an in-your-face exploitation film but it's not Open Water either. It falls to the wayside because it has no guts, literally and figuratively.


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