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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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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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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Dry streets are repeatedly visible in the background of shots when they're supposed to be flooded with several feet of water. 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 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

Referenced in Shark Season (2020) See more »

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Bruce
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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It's Sharks in a tornado what more do you want?
27 July 2013 | by noway234-1See all my reviews

That's it. That's my review. I can't top the title in explanation, you have Twister and Jaws in one movie with none of the budget or talent. It's the best B movie I've seen. I can't top that. I can't expand on that. I'm literally just typing to fill IMDb'S 10 line rule. See this line? This line holds no purpose! Just watch this movie. That's it. That's all. Oh look I reached my limit. I can post this now. I can post this simple stupid possibly junk review now right? Because this movie is review proof. It's perfect. It's awesome. WHY ARE YOU READING THIS AND NOT WATCHING TORNADO SHARKS!? Seriously you have no reason to read anymore, you know this movie contains Sharks and Tornados. It's exactly as stupid as you think, go watch it NOW!


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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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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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1.78 : 1
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