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Shark Week (2012)

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A group of complete strangers find themselves isolated by a wealthy madman on his island compound.


Christopher Ray (as Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray)


Liz Adams (screenplay by), H. Perry Horton (screenplay by)





Complete credited cast:
Yancy Butler ... Elena
Patrick Bergin ... Tiburon
Joshua Michael Allen Joshua Michael Allen ... Cal (as Josh Allen)
Bart Baggett ... Holt
Erin Coker ... Reagan
Frankie Cullen Frankie Cullen ... Frankie
Valerie K. Garcia Valerie K. Garcia ... Layla
Billy Ray ... Guerra
Meredith Thomas ... Francine
Robert Matthew Wallace Robert Matthew Wallace ... Pete (as Robert Wallace)
Eric s Wilson Eric s Wilson ... Roger (as Eric Wilson)
Israel Wright Israel Wright ... Alejandro (as Spencer Wright)
Josh Williams Josh Williams ... Henchman #1
John Paul Bennett John Paul Bennett ... Henchman #2


After the untimely death of his son, the affluent sadist, Tiburon, abducts eight seemingly unrelated perfect strangers. Intent on feeding them to his favourite pet-sharks, Tiburon has devised a series of devilishly cruel and increasingly challenging tests for his prisoners to endure, knowing that there's no escape from his secluded island compound. Each assault wave involves more voracious shark species than the previous, until the final confrontation with the ultimate beast of the ocean. But, human life is very cheap in Tiburon's island. Who shall live and who shall die in the bloody Shark Week? Written by Nick Riganas

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7 Days, 7 Sharks, 1 Survivor!


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The film title is A.K.A. 'Shark Assault'. See more »


Near the end when one of the characters is crawling out of the water, you can see hand prints in the sand where someone has already crawled out of the water See more »

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Even if you survive, you are not a winner...
25 April 2017 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Well before you sit down to watch "Shark Week", you already know exactly what kind of movie you will be in for, and you know exactly what to (and what not to) expect from a movie such as this.

And on that account "Shark Week" delivers. You know what you are getting here. And the package is complete with a ridiculous story, poor CGI, rigid acting and stereotypical character gallery. So no surprises on that account.

First of all let's look at the story. A group of people have been captured by a rich mad man for some reason which actually never comes to see the light of day. And they are to compete in his demented contests that include sharks and people dying one by one, if they are to survive and make it off the Island. Wow, really? Oh my, what originality and what creativity. Oscar worthy? Hardly so...

Then we have the CGI and special effects. Well, let's just say that it didn't even look like the people hired to do the effects were trying all that hard. Either that, or they didn't have enough money, training to do it better or the equipment to do it right with. I am guessing it was a lack of funding. The effects in "Shark Week" were atrocious actually, and at no point do you really buy into the effects. But of course, you already know what you went into here with a movie such as this.

Don't count on seeing anyone familiar or famous in this movie. And those people who were on the cast list, weren't exactly standing in line to harvest awards for this movie, let's just leave it at that.

The characters in the movie were one-dimensional and showed about as much personality as wet cardboard. So you never really rooted for anyone of the characters, nor did you care when one of them died in a most laughable way of questionable effects.

I do enjoy shark movies, and creature features in general, but the shark genre tend to be ridden with movies that are of questionable value and either lacks proper effects or just use actual footage of sharks in the ocean and then reverse pan the angle to differentiate on using the same shot over and over. "Shark Week" is hardly a noteworthy addition to the shark genre.

So why do we keep watching these movies? Well, on the off chance that they actually turn out to be a surprise and a hidden gem in a vast ocean of otherwise questionable movies. Or because there is just something amusing and perverse in sitting down to watch these laughable movies. Sometimes they are so bad that they actually are fun. "Shark Week" wasn't one of those times...

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Release Date:

4 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shark Assault See more »

Filming Locations:

Eleuthera Island, Bahamas See more »

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Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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