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

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Griff Furst (as G.E. Furst)

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

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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Fresh water. Fresh meat. See more »


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

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

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At 40:36, a spelling error can be seen on the laptop news article: Authorities is incorrectly spelled as Autorities. See more »

Quotes

Martin: Think your brother ever get scared of doing that?
Krystal Bouchard: No, he faced down the scariest creature alive.
Martin: What's more dangerous than a gator?
Krystal Bouchard: Well, a defensive lineman from the New York Giants.
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Featured in Top 40 Shitty Shark Movies (2013) See more »

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Bogalusa Stomp
Written by Julian Primeaux
Performed by The Howdies
Produced by J. Burton w/ The Howdies
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Actually better than many others of the same genre...
13 March 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Initially when I sat down to watch this movie I was expecting it to be yet another of those endless streams of crappy b-movies about killer animals, a movie with lousy effects and an equally lousy storyline. "Swamp Shark", despite its name, was actually surprisingly nice in comparison with so many others of the same genre.

The storyline in "Swamp Shark" was pretty much as expected, a killer shark on the rampage, in a swamp nonetheless, terrorizing the people in the area and going on a feeding frenzy. Of course it terrorizes the wrong people and they decide to hunt it down. I mean, what else are restaurant owners to do, eh? Pretty much textbook storyline here, so don't expect any brilliant ideas or surprise plot twists. And you already know the ending of the movie right from the first minute of watching it. But hey, the movie was still entertaining.

As for the cast in "Swamp Shark", well then I think they were actually alright, and put on good performances. Of course, with a movie like this, it is not going to be award-winning performances, but still, the actors and actresses did good jobs with their given roles. Most of the cast was fairly unfamiliar to me, so it was good to see some new faces.

The special effect and CGI in "Swamp Shark" was good enough. Sure there were a couple of scenes where you don't buy into the CGIs, as they were just too much of an eyesore, but in overall general, the effects and CGI came off working well enough.

Despite "Swamp Shark" being somewhat better than so many of the same genre, there just isn't enough entertainment value in the movie for a second watching. You watch this movie once, then bag and tag it on the DVD shelf.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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