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Malibu Shark Attack (2009)

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A tsunami floods Malibu and unleashes a hunting pack of deep-water prehistoric goblin sharks, targeting a group of lifeguards trapped in their half-submerged station on stilts and a team of construction workers stranded in a flooded house.

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David Lister

Writer:

Keith Shaw (as Lindsay James)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renee Bowen Renee Bowen ... Yancey
Remi Broadway ... Doug
Joel Amos Byrnes Joel Amos Byrnes ... Jason (as Joel Burns)
Warren Christie ... Chavez
Nicholas Cooper ... Bryan
Jeff Gannon Jeff Gannon ... Colin (as Jeffery Gannon)
Mungo McKay ... George
Evert McQueen Evert McQueen ... Karl
Sonya Salomaa ... Barb
Chelan Simmons ... Jenny
Daniel West Daniel West ... Keith
Peta Wilson ... Heather
Simon Buckley Simon Buckley ... Diver #2
Brooke Cullen Brooke Cullen ... Bikini Girl
Alex Dias Alex Dias ... Teenager
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An underwater earthquake generates a tsunami that strikes Malibu, bringing a hunting pack of prehistoric-looking goblin sharks to the surface. Although the beach is evacuated before the big wave strikes, a group of lifeguards and a crew of construction workers are stranded in the high water and have to fight the sharks to get to dry land. Written by Dreadcentral.com

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Trivia

The final shot is a close-up of rescue helicopter approaching the west coast disaster site shows the logo (inverted) of Scott & White Hospital and Clinic which is located in Temple, Texas 1400 miles east. See more »

Goofs

After the tsunami has hit, the water level on the outside of the lifeguard shack is just a couple of inches below the windows. But when we look at the characters inside the shack, the water level is only about a foot deep. This indicates that there is a difference in water levels by about two feet between the inside and outside water levels. See more »

Quotes

Chavez: There was a shark in the parking lot.
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Soundtracks

On A Summer Breeze
Performed by Jack Howell
Courtesy of Wild Whirled Music
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I'd rather watch a fun and cheesy movie like this than a reality TV show any day.
8 September 2012 | by HoundCatSee all my reviews

I gave this film a six out of ten simply because it really isn't a good movie, although, it is highly entertaining. This is the type of movie that used to keep me from changing the channel.

Syfy (formerly Sci-fi Channel) used to show 90% - 95% science fiction, with IMO about 1/2 of the programming being fairly good shows and the other half being cheesy, goofy, and really not that good, but still all very entertaining. They have since outweighed their science fiction shows and movies with Syfy Original reality TV programming. This has cause me to change channels, and often avoid Syfy for days while nothing but reality TV programming and early morning infomercials dominate several days of each week. My TV used to be locked on Syfy, only changing to other channels for a few hours each week to watch some of my favorite new shows on other networks, like Fringe, Smallville, Heroes, and a few others here and there, but I would always return the channel to Syfy when those other shows were over.

Movies like this one, "Malibu Shark Attack" are great to have on while working from home, surfing the Internet, and doing other things that take attention away from the TV show that is on. I can't count the number of times I've either missed a good show and been upset for this same reason, or failed to get something done that was important because I was watching something really good on TV. Having movies like this on, which is why I used to love Syfy, is a gift. I can watch it and be entertained if I'd like or have it on in the background and get something done (like this review I'm writing right now as this movie is showing - I've seen it at least twice already) knowing that it will show again within several weeks.

A movie doesn't have to be great to be worth watching. This movie is, as I say again, entertaining. I would rather watch this, and movies of this quality (or lack thereof if you prefer) and be entertained than watch reality TV programming about anything, and that's what is taking over Syfy and much of television today. If you don't have to see a great movie and want something entertaining, good enough to hold your attention if you'd like, and has decent (or at least fun) effects, this movie is for you. Someone mentioned in one of these review that they don't know where Malibu is located. I don't live far from Malibu, which is in one of the most well known counties and states in the country, so for those few who haven't heard of landslides in Malibu, oceanfront property, celebrities who live in Malibu, or one of many other references to Malibu, I'll throw you one bone - Pacific Coast Highway runs through it. If you still don't know, look it up. You're on the Internet, so Google it! In any event, enjoy "Malibu Shark Attack!"


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Country:

Australia | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goblin Shark Attack See more »

Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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