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Swamp Shark (2011)

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An animal smuggling deal goes wrong, resulting in a large shark escaping into the swampy backwoods river.


Griff Furst (as G.E. Furst)


Jennifer Iwen (screenplay), Eric Miller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Berry ... Deputy Mandling
Wade Boggs ... Deputy Stanley
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Deputy Cooper (as Marcus Brown)
Jason Rogel ... Martin
Edrick Browne Edrick Browne ... Deputy Green
Gary Catona Gary Catona ... Red Neck
Richard Tanne ... Tyler
Jeff Chase ... Jason 'Swamp Thing' Broussard
Chris Deshazo Chris Deshazo ... Emcee
Harold Evans ... Jackson
Ron Flagge Ron Flagge ... Coroner
Lo Graham ... Laura (as Lauren Graham)
Charles Harrelson ... Noah
Robert Davi ... Sheriff Watson
Thomas Tah Hyde III ... Marcus (as Thomas Tah Hyde)


After a botched attempt to secretly transport an ancient species of shark, a team of unscrupulous animal smugglers accidentally release the voracious man-eating machine into the warm waters of the Louisiana bayou. Now, only one short week before the popular Gator Fest, Sheriff Watson blames the local restaurant owner, Krystal Broussard, for the gruesome death of a resident, refusing to believe that a hungry shark is patrolling the river. But, the swift underwater beast is on the loose, and humans are his favourite prey. Who can stop the ferocious Swamp Shark? Written by Nick Riganas

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some creature violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Deputy Stanley tells Jason, "I played a little ball myself". Wade Boggs, who plays Deputy Stanley, is a MLB Hall of Famer See more »


When they arrive with the cooler full of ammo, the cooler is removed then reappears on the roof of the dune buggy. See more »


Rachel Bouchard: Can you get to the sheriff's station?
Martin: Sure, why?
Rachel Bouchard: I need you to help me to break Jason out of jail.
Martin: Really? Cool.
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Referenced in You Might Be the Killer (2018) See more »


Written by Julian Primeaux
Performed by The Howdies
Produced by J. Burton w/ The Howdies
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Yes it's silly, but I also found it fun
6 December 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I'll start off by saying I dislike a lot of SyFy movies, but the cast on paper didn't seem so bad. The premise was one that could've gone either way. After seeing it last night, I have to say while it is far from a perfect movie it is tolerable compared to a lot of what SyFy have done.

My feelings on the computer effects were mixed. They were not so bad underwater, which were quite nicely shot, but looked a little cheap elsewhere. That said though, SyFy have done much worse. The story is quite a decent idea, is well paced and starts off well with some suspense in the build ups, but there are some moments that come across as silly and unbelievable.

The script is not award-worthy, but apart from the odd cheesy line, it is not as terrible or as clichéd as I was expecting. The direction is efficient enough and the editing is not too slapdash.

Swamp Shark has some nice scenery and is generally well shot. It is also never too cheesy or overdone and doesn't take itself too seriously. The music is serviceable without being exceptional, it sets the mood alright which is something a lot of SyFy movies did not do.

The characters are likable, compared to the underdeveloped, stereotypical and annoying characters you often find, and the acting from Kirsty Swanson and DB Sweeney is surprisingly good. Overall, fun if silly, one of the movies in the sprinkle of tolerable SyFy amongst the sea of terrible ones. 6/10 Bethany Cox

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Release Date:

25 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swamp Shark See more »

Filming Locations:

Henderson, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Bullet Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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