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Swamp Shark (2011)

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An animal smuggling deal goes wrong, resulting in a large shark escaping into the swampy backwoods river.

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Griff Furst (as G.E. Furst)

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Jennifer Iwen (screenplay), Eric Miller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Berry ... Deputy Mandling
Wade Boggs Wade Boggs ... Deputy Stanley
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Deputy Cooper (as Marcus Brown)
Jason Rogel ... Martin
Edrick Browne Edrick Browne ... Deputy Green
Gary Catona Gary Catona ... Red Neck
Richard Tanne ... Tyler
Jeff Chase ... Jason 'Swamp Thing' Broussard
Chris Deshazo Chris Deshazo ... Emcee
Harold Evans ... Jackson
Ron Flagge Ron Flagge ... Coroner
Lo Graham ... Laura (as Lauren Graham)
Charles Harrelson ... Noah
Robert Davi ... Sheriff Watson
Thomas Tah Hyde III ... Marcus (as Thomas Tah Hyde)
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Storyline

An animal smuggling deal goes wrong, resulting in a large shark escaping into the swampy backwoods river. Written by Daniel Lafrentz

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Fresh Water. Fresh Meat. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some creature violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swamp Shark See more »

Filming Locations:

Henderson, Louisiana, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bullet Films See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Deputy Stanley tells Jason, "I played a little ball myself". Wade Boggs, who plays Deputy Stanley, is a MLB Hall of Famer See more »

Goofs

When they arrive with the cooler full of ammo, the cooler is removed then reappears on the roof of the dune buggy. See more »

Quotes

Martin: Think your brother ever get scared of doing that?
Krystal Bouchard: No, he faced down the scariest creature alive.
Martin: What's more dangerous than a gator?
Krystal Bouchard: Well, a defensive lineman from the New York Giants.
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Ring around the Rosey
Written by Kadeve
Performed by Kadeve
Produced by EMC Junkie w/ Illive Music
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Actually better than many others of the same genre...
13 March 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Initially when I sat down to watch this movie I was expecting it to be yet another of those endless streams of crappy b-movies about killer animals, a movie with lousy effects and an equally lousy storyline. "Swamp Shark", despite its name, was actually surprisingly nice in comparison with so many others of the same genre.

The storyline in "Swamp Shark" was pretty much as expected, a killer shark on the rampage, in a swamp nonetheless, terrorizing the people in the area and going on a feeding frenzy. Of course it terrorizes the wrong people and they decide to hunt it down. I mean, what else are restaurant owners to do, eh? Pretty much textbook storyline here, so don't expect any brilliant ideas or surprise plot twists. And you already know the ending of the movie right from the first minute of watching it. But hey, the movie was still entertaining.

As for the cast in "Swamp Shark", well then I think they were actually alright, and put on good performances. Of course, with a movie like this, it is not going to be award-winning performances, but still, the actors and actresses did good jobs with their given roles. Most of the cast was fairly unfamiliar to me, so it was good to see some new faces.

The special effect and CGI in "Swamp Shark" was good enough. Sure there were a couple of scenes where you don't buy into the CGIs, as they were just too much of an eyesore, but in overall general, the effects and CGI came off working well enough.

Despite "Swamp Shark" being somewhat better than so many of the same genre, there just isn't enough entertainment value in the movie for a second watching. You watch this movie once, then bag and tag it on the DVD shelf.


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