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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.

Director:

Christopher Ray (as Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray)

Writers:

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

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
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 ... Alejandro (as Spencer Wright)
Josh Williams Josh Williams ... Henchman #1
John Paul Bennett John Paul Bennett ... Henchman #2
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A group of complete strangers find themselves isolated by a wealthy madman on his island compound.

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7 days, 7 sharks... 1 survivor!


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shark Assault See more »

Filming Locations:

Eleuthera Island, Bahamas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The film title is A.K.A. 'Shark Assault'. See more »

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When the surviving character crawls out of the water, you can see hand prints in the sand, likely from previous takes of the same scene. See more »

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One of The Asylum's Best But That's Not Saying Too Much
4 August 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Shark Week (2012)

** (out of 4)

Everyone's favorite studio, The Asylum, is back with their latest offering. A madman (Patrick Bergin) kidnaps the eight people he blames for his son's death and forces them to play a game. The game is that they must enter various stages where they have to fight a different breed of shark. SHARK WEEK comes from director Christopher Ray who had previously done 2-HEADED SHARK ATTACK so he's really putting his name on the genre. As for as films from The Asylum go, this here is probably one of the best from the studio but that's still not saying too much. I think the story here was actually a fairly interesting one, although there's no doubt that the producers were ripping off the SAW franchise and the Bergin character really comes across as a weak Jigsaw replacement. The story works for the most part because it's rather funny seeing humans having to battle sharks and it leads to some of the dumbest moments in any film I've seen this year. Just check out the various ways they try to fight the sharks and it leads to a really crazy final sequence against a Great White. Bergin really hams it up here but this is a good thing because his over-the-top performance at least makes you smile. The eight "players" don't feature Oscar-worthy performances but they're at least what you'd expect from a film like this. There are several problems with the film including the awful special effects. The effects are so bad but this is to be expected in a film like this. I understand they can't afford top-notch special effects but if this is the best you can do then there's no point of making a film because every time the sharks are on screen you really get taken out of the action because of how fake they look. Another problem is that out of the eight characters there's really no one to cheer for so you never really get caught up in their survival. Still, fans of "C" creature features should at least be entertained.


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