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Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016)

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Fin, his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the five years since the most recent attack, but now sharks and tornadoes are being whipped up in unexpected ways and places.


Thunder Levin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Ziering ... Fin Shepard
Tara Reid ... April Wexler
Masiela Lusha ... Gemini
Cody Linley ... Matt Shepard
Ryan Whitney ... Claudia Shepard (as Ryan Newman)
Imani Hakim ... Gabrielle (as Imani A. Hakim)
David Hasselhoff ... Colonel Gilbert Shepard
Tommy Davidson ... Aston Reynolds
Cheryl Tiegs ... Raye
Christopher Shone ... Little Gil
Nicholas Shone ... Little Gil
Gary Busey ... Wilford
Susan Anton ... Betty (Gambler)
Cynthia Bailey ... Tech Addison
Jillian Barberie ... Train Passenger


It's been five years since the last shark-Armageddon that devastated Washington, D.C. in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015), and the world can now benefit from this hard-earned peace, thanks to Aston Reynolds' revolutionary atmosphere stabilisers. However, as Fin is heading to Vegas for a family reunion, in the meantime, menacing clouds are beginning to form, and a brand-new Sharknado formation is at hand. Under those circumstances, once again, Fin, his old friends, and some new ones will have to battle against massive shark-infested cyclones, in a colossal Sharknado extravaganza with thousands of razor-sharp teeth. More and more, mutated types of evolved cyclones destroy everything in their path, as the mother of all Sharknadoes awakens. Can Fin dodge a bullet for the fourth time? Written by Nick Riganas

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What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Unless what happens is this.


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[first lines]
Title Card: [opening crawl] SHARKNADO EPISODE IV. THE FOURTH AWAKENS. It has been five years since the last Sharknado. Tech company Astro-X has used their revolutionary energy system to stabilize the atmosphere and prevent the formation of all tornadoes, using cheap, clean reactors dubbed Astro-Pods. The world has been peaceful and prosperous thanks to Astro-X's visionary founder Aston Reynolds, but now the future is about to be threatened once again...
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Crazy Credits

The title is shown through a Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) style opening crawl. The rest of the opening credits don't appear until the 18-minute mark, where the franchise's regular title sequence is shown. See more »


Spoofs Army of Darkness (1992) See more »


Love Is the Spin I'm In
Performed by Bobby Palusky and Bill Palusky
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Not really any worse than the other three chapters (how could it be).
2 November 2016 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'SHARKNADO 4: THE 4TH AWAKENS': Two and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

The fourth installment in the popular Syfy network television film series (which began in 2013). This chapter was once again directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, and Thunder Levin once again wrote the screenplay (the duo performed the same duties on all three previous movies). Actors Ian Ziering and Tara Reid also reprise their starring roles (for the fourth time as well). Other returning cast members (from at least the previous installment) include David Hasselhoff and Ryan Newman; they're joined by newcomers Tommy Davidson, Gary Busey, Masiela Lusha, Cody Linley and Cheryl Tiegs. Cameos (this time around) include Stacey Dash, David Faustino, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Gilbert Gottfried, Steve Guttenberg, Lloyd Kaufman, Vince Neil, Wayne Newton and Al Roker (for his third time). The film has it's moments, but it's not as funny (or as cleverly bad) as the previous three installments.

The story takes place five years after the events of the third film; and there hasn't been a 'sharknado' in all of that time. Thanks to technical genius Aston Reynolds (Davidson), and his company's atmosphere stabilizers. Fin (Ziering) has been enjoying the peace and quiet, and he's now traveling to Las Vegas; for a family reunion. Unfortunately, he soon learns, that his break, from the sharknado action, is now over.

All of the 'SHARKNADO' films are laughably bad, which makes them also somewhat enjoyable. In my opinion the series reached it's peak in 2014 (with the first sequel). Now I think it's definitely running out of steam. This chapter is still mildly enjoyable, and it's also not really any worse than the other three chapters (how could it be). Fans of the series will probably still enjoy it.

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31 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sharknado IV See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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