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Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017)

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With much of America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for a global sharknado, and Fin and his family must travel around the world to stop them.


Thunder Levin (based on characters created by), Scotty Mullen
3,571 ( 130)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Ziering ... Fin
Tara Reid ... April
Cassandra Scerbo ... Nova
Billy Barratt ... Gil (as Billy Barrett)
Yanet Garcia ... Chara
Porsha Williams ... Andromeda
Chris Kattan ... Prime Minister
Doug Censor Martin ... Jock the Helicopter Pilot
Clay Aiken ... Llewelyn
Samantha Fox ... Ms. Moore
Jeff Rossen ... Jeff Rossen
Kate Garraway ... Kate Garraway
Charlotte Hawkins ... Charlotte Hawkins
Laura Tobin ... Laura Tobin
Louie Spence ... Calvin the Clerk


With a bitter taste in the mouth, knowing that the Sharknado crisis is far from over yet, Fin and April travel to London after the events of Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016), as Nova Clarke's fact-finding expedition accidentally triggers a wave of ferocious and bigger-than-ever Sharknadoes. As a result, with prehistoric Stonehenge as the epicentre of the unstoppable new menace, Fin's young son, Gil, gets sucked into the heart of the brutal cyclone, with minimal chances of survival. Now, Fin Shepard, humankind's dauntless chainsaw-wielding hero, and his intrepid bionic wife, April, must track down a complex and omnipotent vortex formation that rapidly transforms into something unimaginable: an ever-growing Sharknado of global proportions. This time, Fin and April have their work cut out for them, in a perilous mission across the four corners of the world. Who shall live and who shall die when the fifth awakens? Written by Nick Riganas

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Make America bait again! See more »


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Did You Know?


The only Sharknado to not say "Fin" before the end credits. See more »


(at around 56 mins) When Fin and April's Smart car lands in Rome it smashes through a stone wall with no damage to the car. See more »


[first lines]
Nova Clarke: I'm in.
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Crazy Credits

A couple of the opening credits (including the title) are shown with the same font as the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) credits. The rest of the credits don't appear until the 21-minute mark, through the franchise's regular title sequence. See more »


Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 2 January 2018 (2018) See more »


Sharknado Rhapsody (Global Swarming Version)
Written by Robbie Rist and Anthony C. Ferrante
Performed by Quint
God Bless Captain Vere (ASCAP)/Zero Charisma Publishing (ASCAP)
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With America a ruin it's time to attack Europe
23 August 2017 | by one9eightySee all my reviews

Sharknado's have ruined America but now they are threatening to take out Europe, starting in London where coincidentally Fin and April are currently visiting.

More of the same at the last film(s) but a lot more silly, more bad acting, more bad dialogue, more of a stupid story, more tongue in cheek humour, more ridiculous cameo appearances, more more more of exactly the same to the point that it's getting a bit dull for me. The scariest thing about this film was the plastic surgery on show, it was like a Freak show of warnings about what plastic surgery can do to a person - some of the crap CGI sharks looked more attractive than the cast. The best in this series was the first film, since then it's gone downhill to the point that I'd suggest this is the weakest in the series - despite being the most up to date and sparkly. I can only give this film a 5 out of 10 because it's all been done before and brings nothing new to the table.

None offensive, borderline entertainment, requires no brain, pretty pictures.

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Release Date:

6 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sharknado 5... Earth 0 See more »


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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Syfy, The Asylum See more »
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1.78 : 1
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