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Shark Attack (1999)

In a once serene African fishing village, a marine biologist goes in search of some answers when his friend becomes a victim in one of a series of brutal shark attacks.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cordell McQueen ...
Marc Desantis
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Chris Olley ...
Police Chief
Jacob Makgoba ...
Paul Ditchfield ...
Professor Bookman
Shelley Meskin ...
First Pretty Co-Ed
Candice Berman ...
Second Pretty Co-Ed
Bentley Mitchum ...
Simo Magwase ...
Tanka
Willie ...
Boat Captain
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Lawrence Rhodes
Anton Dekker ...
Jan
Tony Caprari ...
Mani (as Toni Caprari)
Dave Ridley ...
Mr. Hacker
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Corine Desantis (as Jennifer McShane)
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Storyline

A marine biologist heads for Port Amanzi in Africa after his friend, Mark DeSantis, is supposedly a victim of a fatal shark attack. DeSantis had been conducting research on a series of shark attacks in the area prior to his death and now his friend, along with DeSantis' sister, takes up the research and finds that the sharks may not be the only threat in Port Amanzi. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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28 May 1999 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

Alerte aux requins  »

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Trivia

Jenny McShane appears in the 3rd Shark Attack movie, but plays a different character. See more »

Goofs

During the climax of the film; once Ernie's character is eaten. A rope can clearly be seen when the shark pops it's head out of the water. See more »

Quotes

[last Lines]
Machete Policeman: I'm glad I fed your brother to the sharks.
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Crazy Credits

No Sharks were damaged or destroyed for the filming of this movie. See more »

Connections

Followed by Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002) See more »

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This was quite bad
29 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Casper Van Dien breaks a new record in looking shabby in this movie, although he is supposed to be a marine biologist. If you can buy that, you will probably be able to handle the rest of the movie as well. "Shark Attack" tells the story of Van Dien going to South Africa (where just about everyone seem to be a hustler), to look for his missing friend. He finds out that his friend became shark food, and tries to find out why the sharks have started to behave so aggressively in this particular area. He gets help by another expert, Corinne, who loves to run around in her bikini while trying to solve the case.

If you are looking for really bad acting, check out "Shark Attack". You won´t believe your eyes. The effects are awfully lousy, unless you find rubber sharks convincing. The script contained so many old cliches that I lost count of them, and that is not too good. Right from the start it is quite obvious who is good and who is evil.

These kind of films can be so bad that they become entertaining, but "Shark Attack" is not fun at all. Man, I´d rather watch an episode of "Baywatch" than this kind of crap. Why somebody felt it was necessary to make a sequel to "Shark Attack" I have no idea.

* out of * * * * *


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