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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 overview, first billed only:
Ian Ziering ... Fin Shepard
Tara Reid ... April Wexler
John Heard ... George
Cassandra Scerbo ... Nova Clarke (as Cassie Scerbo)
Jason Simmons ... Baz Hogan (as Jaason Simmons)
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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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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Lindsay Lohan turned down the role of Nova. See more »

Goofs

The girl with the shotgun keeps racking back the slide on the gun even thought she hasn't fired it. Most shotguns have a lockout to prevent this and even if they didn't you would be ejecting the unfired round. 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

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Soundtracks

Take You Down
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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Enough Said!
24 July 2013 | by marshagentrySee all my reviews

Instead of frequently used movie adjectives such as "Riveting," or "Unbelievable," the "Sharknado" billboard uses the descriptive words, "Enough Said." I don't know why but these words make me laugh, and they set the tone for this ridiculously silly movie. I love scary movies when the enemy is not a real threat to me or any other movie watcher. Therefore, I don't watch stalker or slasher movies.

There are sharks coming from every direction when they're catapulted into the sky by a freak storm that carries them everywhere. No place is safe.

Common sense is rarely used in this type of movie. I'll admit that "The Birds" is in a different league, but I always wonder why no one thinks to wear a hat that could deter at least some of the birds for awhile, especially a construction hat or football helmet. In Sharknado the sharks are vicious and hungry. Why no one in this movie can get away from these sharks baffles me. There are so many that its easy to get pelted by one. Pelted and then chewed, even swallowed. No one seems to remember that sharks can't walk or run on the land. Once they land on the ground, they would be stuck without rushing water to move them along.. Our hero---played by Ian Ziering---and his family and friends must take a proactive approach to fight these big fish while waiting for the torrential storms to pass.

This movie has some great foreshadowing. You can predict that certain characters will not be around much longer. But who cares? If you don't mind watching people get dismembered, or even swallowed, you may enjoy this movie as much as I did.


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Release Date:

11 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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