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Sharknado (2013)

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When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Ziering ... Fin Shepard
Tara Reid ... April Wexler
John Heard ... George
Cassandra Scerbo ... Nova Clarke (as Cassie Scerbo)
Jason Simmons ... Baz Hogan (as Jaason Simmons)
Alex Arleo Alex Arleo ... Bobby
Neil H. Berkow ... Carl Hubert
Heather Jocelyn Blair ... Candice
Sumiko Braun ... Deanna
Diane Chambers Diane Chambers ... Agnes
Julie McCullough ... Joni Waves
Marcus Choi Marcus Choi ... Palmer
Israel Sáez de Miguel ... Captain Carlos Santiago
Tiffany Cole ... Derek
Trish Coren Trish Coren ... Nurse Holden
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When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

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It's raining men...hang on, wrong movie. It's raining man-eating sharks. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Skies See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (Blu-ray Extended Edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Homage to Steven Spielberg (director of Jaws (1975), the icon of shark phenomena in films): when the shark is on the Santa Monica pier and attempts to attack, they shove an air tank into its mouth to blow it up. That's how the shark in Jaws (1975) was finally killed. The second is in the same scene with the ferris wheel rolling down the pier, an homage to Spielberg's not-so-successful film, 1941 (1979). Third is when a shark lands in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, it falls just behind the sidewalk square with Spielberg's signature and handprints in cement. Fourth: When Nova and Matt go up in the helicopter and come up against the first tornado, Nova exclaims "We're gonna need a bigger chopper!" The original line in Jaws (1975) was "We're gonna need a bigger boat." Fifth: Nova tells a similar story to Quint's tale of the U.S.S. Indianapolis sinking, even stating how many men were in the water and that the "sharks took the rest." Sixth, people run from the loose Ferris wheel like Indiana ran from the boulder in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). See more »

Goofs

(at around 31 mins) After Fin turns on the radio broadcast about "unsubtantiated reports of sharks swimming in the streets", the sound of the wipers doesn't match the rhythm of the wipers on screen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Captain Sanitago serves a bowl of shark fin soup to an Asian businessman named Palmer]
Captain Carlos Santiago: Enjoy.
Palmer: [tastes the soup] It's good. Not great. But seeing that you are a businessman, Mr. Santiago.
Captain Carlos Santiago: Captain.
Palmer: Captain. My associates and I are willing to negotiate with you a reasonable price. $100,000.
[Santiago laughs maniacally]
Captain Carlos Santiago: [serious tone] One million for the whole catch! Not a penny less!
Palmer: One million dollars is such a steep price for such a small catch.
Captain Carlos Santiago: A pod of 20,000 sharks is to migrate ...
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits start, appropriately, with the word 'Fin', which is Spanish and French for 'End'. See more »

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Written by Robbie Rist and Anthony C. Ferrante
Performed by Quint
Produced and Engineered by Robbie Rist
Publisher: God Bless Captain Vere (ASCAP) & Zero Charisma Publishing (ASCAP)
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Gloriously Incompetent and Gleefully Terrible
12 July 2013 | by flixspixSee all my reviews

And yet with a group of pals you would be hard pressed to find a better time. Absolutely nothing make sense. Physics and natural laws are ignored. Horrible CGI and cringe-worthy dialog. Outrageous continuity exceeded only by horrible color correction and clunky editing. The all together wooden acting no doubt achieved in single takes is sincere, earnest and fails on levels that should win awards.

And you can't stop watching. My friends, yelled, laughed, joked, stomped, laughed some more and had a fine time. Now how many times can you say that watching a movie? It literally becomes an interactive experience.

It is surely a classic. Not sure exactly what kind. But it is a classic.


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