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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fin Shepard
... April Wexler
... George
... Nova Clarke (as Cassie Scerbo)
... Baz Hogan (as Jaason Simmons)
Alex Arleo ... Bobby
... Carl Hubert
Heather Jocelyn Blair ... Candice
... Deanna
Diane Chambers ... Agnes
... Joni Waves
... Palmer
Israel Sáez de Miguel ... Captain Carlos Santiago
... Derek
Trish Coren ... Nurse Holden
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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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11 July 2013 (USA)  »

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Dark Skies  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Shot under the title "Dark Skies". See more »

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The young lady suiting up in the first of the film completes putting on her wet suit, but a few shots later she is seen still putting on the top of the suit. See more »

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


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Anger Management
Written by Joseph C. Buck
Performed by Jammin Joe Buck
Publisher: Joseph Buck Music (ASCAP)
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Gloriously Incompetent and Gleefully Terrible
12 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

And yet with a group of pals you would be hard pressed to find a better time. Absolutely nothing make sense. Physics and natural laws are ignored. Horrible CGI and cringe-worthy dialog. Outrageous continuity exceeded only by horrible color correction and clunky editing. The all together wooden acting no doubt achieved in single takes is sincere, earnest and fails on levels that should win awards.

And you can't stop watching. My friends, yelled, laughed, joked, stomped, laughed some more and had a fine time. Now how many times can you say that watching a movie? It literally becomes an interactive experience.

It is surely a classic. Not sure exactly what kind. But it is a classic.


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