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Sharknado (2013)

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When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

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Thunder Levin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Ziering ... Fin Shepard
Tara Reid ... April Wexler
John Heard ... George
Cassandra Scerbo ... Nova Clarke (as Cassie Scerbo)
Jaason Simmons ... Baz Hogan
Alex Arleo Alex Arleo ... Bobby
Neil H. Berkow ... Carl Hubert
Heather Jocelyn Blair ... Candice
Sumiko Braun ... Deanna
Diane Chambers Diane Chambers ... Agnes
Julie McCullough ... Joni Waves
Marcus Choi ... Palmer
Israel Sáez de Miguel ... Captain Carlos Santiago
Tiffany Cole ... Derek
Trish Coren Trish Coren ... Nurse Holden
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Storyline

Against all logic and the laws of nature, an unprecedented hurricane off the coast of Mexico rips out a ravenous shiver of sharks, making its way towards southern California. As the freakish meteorological phenomenon brings violent tempests and towering, shark-infested tidal waves, the former surfing champion and Santa Monica Pier bar-owner, Finley "Fin" Shepard, embarks on a peril-laden journey to Beverly Hills, fearing for the life of his estranged wife, April, and his teenage daughter, Candice. Now, Fin; his friend, Baz; barmaid, Nova, and his regular customer, George, must fight tooth and nail to stay alive, as batch after batch of the flying oceanic predators rains down on the unsuspecting Angelenos, gobbling down everything in their path. Who can stand in the way of the mighty Sharknado? Written by Nick Riganas

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It's raining men...hang on, wrong movie. It's raining man-eating sharks. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Steve Guttenberg was offered the lead role of Fin Shepard, but turned it down. When the film became a cult hit, Guttenberg regretted it to the point that he accepted a role in Syfy's Lavalantula (2015), a movie about giant fire-breathing tarantulas that attack Los Angeles. See more »

Goofs

When Fin is saving the kids you can see a safety line that is going off to the side of the road. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Captain Sanitago serves a bowl of shark fin soup to an Asian businessman named Palmer]
Captain Carlos Santiago: Enjoy.
Palmer: [tastes the soup] It's good. Not great. But seeing that you are a businessman, Mr. Santiago.
Captain Carlos Santiago: Captain.
Palmer: Captain. My associates and I are willing to negotiate with you a reasonable price. $100,000.
[Santiago laughs maniacally]
Captain Carlos Santiago: [serious tone] One million for the whole catch! Not a penny less!
Palmer: One million dollars is such a steep price for such a small catch.
Captain Carlos Santiago: A pod of 20,000 sharks is to migrate through ...
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits start, appropriately, with the word 'Fin', which is Spanish and French for 'End'. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in CarGo (2017) See more »

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(The Ballad Of) Sharknado
Written by Robbie Rist and Anthony C. Ferrante
Performed by Quint
Produced and Engineered by Robbie Rist
Publisher: God Bless Captain Vere (ASCAP) & Zero Charisma Publishing (ASCAP)
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If only you could vote in negative...
5 October 2013 | by mathew-pikeSee all my reviews

You have probably seen a whole bunch of reviews saying that it's so bad it's good. Well it's so bad it's worse than bad.

Do not waste your time with this movie. There is no continuity between scenes, one second it's flooding then in the next scene the streets are dry. The acting is terrible, the special effects are less than special.

Lastly, poor Tara, she had some good movies under her belt, but this is the latest in a downward spiral for her acting career. It seems like she has been taking acting lessons from the rest of the cast because her performance is no better than the rest.

Please watch something else. I beg you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Skies See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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| (Blu-ray Extended Edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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