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Trailer Park Shark (2017)

A tropical storm floods Soggy Meadows trailer park and forces a hungry shark upriver.

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Griff Furst
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lulu Jovovich ... Jolene
Clint James ... Rufus the Cowboy
David Kallaway ... Swayze
Sophie Howell ... Barbara Wire
Elise Berggreen ... Daisy
Ritchie Montgomery ... Uncle Jeff
Peter Jaymes Jr. ... Wyatt (as Peter James)
Carrie Lazar ... Cappy
Hollywood McFinley Hollywood McFinley ... Cleon
Kelsey Lamb ... Cymphony
Tyler Lamb Tyler Lamb ... Trailer Park Boy
Josh Whites ... Bruno
Dennis Haskins ... Deconnard
Tara Reid ... Billie Jean
Rob Mello ... Curly
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Storyline

Hell-bent on evicting the residents of a trailer park from his plot of land, a dishonest developer enlists the help of a team of local thugs to do the dirty job for him. As a result, his henchmen flood the caravan park after a tremendous explosion, washing their homes away. But, that's the least of their worries right now, as a massive and famished great white shark gets trapped under floodwater. Now, nature and man's carelessness have created the perfect killer. Can they survive the swift and shocking attack of the ferocious Trailer Park Shark? Written by Nick Riganas

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They're gonna need a bigger trailer.


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TV-14
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Wyatt actor Peter Jaymes was doubled by stunt man and real life step-brother, Sean "Poo Poo" Braud. In order to match his brother's belly, Sean stuffed a plastic lobster bib into the front of his shirt. See more »

Goofs

As Rob is paddling over to Cappy after her boat catches on fire, the weather changes from clear to rainy, then back to clear. See more »

Quotes

Deconnard: Need someone killed...
[unsheathes sword]
Deconnard: you do it your damn self.
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Connections

References Sharknado (2013) See more »

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Les Margaritas
Written and Performed by Adam S. Clark
Courtesy of Spooky Action Records
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Trailer park trash
7 September 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Have made no secret in the past of intensely disliking, and even outright hating a lot, a vast majority of SyFy's (near-universally maligned for good reason) output, though there is curiosity as to whether they are capable of making something good and compulsive about their output's badness. Admittedly, SyFy do have a small group of watchable films and the occasional (big emphasis on that word) above average one, unfortunately outweighed by the lacklustre at best and often dreadful films they churn out.

Am well aware, just to make things clear right now, that films like 'Trailer Park Shark' are not ones to be taken seriously, have been well versed enough seeing previous SyFy efforts to not expect that. Have seen my fair share of low-budget shark films, and any other kind of low-budget creature film, and will admit to finding some guilty fun in some of them (i.e. the first two 'Sharknado' films). There are marginally worse shark films certainly than 'Trailer Park Shark'.

Some of the scenery is semi-decent but that is it in 'Trailer Park Shark's' favour. Even that is wasted by that the rest of the production values are so poorly executed.

The acting largely is pretty poor, with the usual mix of overplaying and blandness. Any few attempts to develop the stereotypical and annoying characters, constantly behaving ridiculously in a way that defies logic, results in padded and pointless scenes, development is at best flimsy and it's all overwrought and does little to make the characters endearing or care or learn enough about them.

The execution of almost everything is severely underwhelming, not just being visually cheap and poorly acted and written even worse but what seemed like a decent, if very generic, idea was executed in typical SyFy shark movie fashion, with no imagination whatsoever and only occasional splashes of fun.

Faring worse are the production values, story and writing. 'Trailer Park Shark', aside from the scenery, is drably shot and sloppily edited, but it's the truly abysmal special effects that are the worst. As the shark was made on a low-budget it would have been forgiven a little if it was not great, but when the effects for the sharks look as if no effort was given in making them without looking so goofy and unfinished-looking that is hard to ignore or forgive.

Can say no better about the portrayal of the shark either. It exudes little personality, no menace, not even any unintentional goofiness. Generally the attack scenes, apart from the odd mild amusement, are sloppily edited, too brief and devoid of suspense or sense of horror. Any gore is cheaply cartoon and adds nothing.

Writing ranges between incredibly bad to appalling. Any comedy is incredibly forced and is so cheesy it is enough to make the eyes roll in disbelief, while the more serious moments are very awkwardly written and as trite as anybody can possibly go, complete with some truly muddled jargon. The silliness goes well overboard as the film progresses and it becomes intelligence insulting even when one tries to take it for what it's trying to be.

Really wanted to like the story here because the concept was intriguing slightly, but while it starts nicely the further the movie progresses the lazier, cheesier and more formulaic it gets, also making the mistake that most SyFy films make of trying so hard to be over the top and stupid but in a painfully predictable and less than fresh way that it becomes tiresome. The stupidity gets stale quickly and the film is lethargic generally in pace from over-extending a too thin story for a too long length.

All in all, trash. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

2 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shark Shock See more »

Filming Locations:

Lafitte, Louisiana, USA

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16:9 HD
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