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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Ziering ... Fin Shepard
Tara Reid ... April Wexler
Masiela Lusha ... Gemini
Cody Linley ... Matt Shepard
Ryan Newman ... Claudia Shepard
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
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It's been five years since the last Sharknado that devastated Washington, D.C. and the world is now benefiting from this hard-earned peace. Thankfully, Aston Reynolds' Astro-X tech company with their revolutionary atmosphere stabilisers called the Astro-Pods, has managed to eradicate all possible Sharknado formations before they could ever get the chance to grow in magnitude. However, while Fin is heading to Vegas for a family reunion, some fun and relaxation, in the meantime, menacing clouds are beginning to form, and a brand-new Sharknado is at hand. Under those circumstances, once again, Fin, his old friends and some new ones, will have to battle against threatening shark-infested cyclones, in a calamitous Sharknado extravaganza. Boy, are we in trouble or what? Written by Nick Riganas

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


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sharknado IV See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Syfy,BondIt,The Asylum See more »
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16:9 HD
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(at around 1h 13 mins) Towards the end of the movie and in reference to Fin's question about the tech suit, "Does this take quarters or tokens?", Colonel Sherpard replies, "She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts." This is exactly what Han Solo says about the Millennium Falcon to Luke when Luke sees the Falcon for the first time and says it's "a piece of junk" in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). See more »

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(at around 8 mins) When Gabrielle first jumps out of the plane she is shown not wearing goggles. But seconds later she is shown wearing them. See more »

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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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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 »

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Devolves into what they're parodying
26 October 2016 | by WakenPayneSee all my reviews

I like the first 2 Sharknado movies. I really don't care how much credibility I lose for saying it but it's a great satire of the so-bad-it's-good kind of movie and the Syfy Channel Original movie, it seems they went for escalation in the second one and... It's my favourite of the series and the third one was just kind of trying too hard. This one however seems to be "Just give us more of that but on autopilot". The plot is that there are stations all around the US to stop Sharknado's from happening but they soon malfunction and the tornadoes soon... Run amok. It's up to Finn and whoever else he happens to be with to save the day. My problems? This is called Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, why is there legitimate drama in this?! There's this entire subplot on Tara Reid being a cyborg, with her father telling everyone she's dead. Oh and the originally funny comedic shark attacks and defenses against them? Yeah well the most that ever gets is a Male Stripper thrusts his crotch at one which hurls the shark in another direction. There are also celebrity cameos that are somehow even worse than in the third movie. Oh and the goddamn references, it's not funny when you can see the references from the very start of the movie - Part of it's set in Kansas and someone wears striped stockings and Ruby Slippers. They also shoe-horn in the line "follow the Yellow-Brick Road!". All in all, just don't - this movie is really boring and considering the celebrity cameos that are in this movie, it's almost devolved into this series being where celebrity careers go to die.


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