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Shark Swarm (2008)





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Tourist season sets the stage for terror when a greedy developer attempts to transform a quiet California fishing town into a gaudy tourist trap, and a swarm of man-eating Great Whites begin devouring anyone who dares venture into the once-peaceful waters. Decades of dumping has turned the Pacific Ocean into a toxic cesspool, and while some species died out others somehow managed to survive and adapt. Full Moon Bay is a sleepy seaside town populated primarily by fisherman, though slimy industrial millionaire Hamilton Lux (Armand Assante) is planning to rape the land a reap a profit. Should Lux have his way, overpriced shops will flank historic landmarks and a luxury resort will draw tourists from around the world. Of course this will put a stranglehold on the local business, such as the nearby fishery fun by Daniel (John Schneider) and Brook Wilder (Daryl Hannah). Wilder isn't about to go down without a fight though, and though he's never seen eye to eye with his estranged brother Phillip (Roark Critchlow) - a noted professor and environmental expert - the siblings are about to reunite to fight for a common cause. Just as Phillip returns to town, word emerges that a number of locals have been torn to shreds and eaten alive after venturing into in bay. When Marine biologist Amy Zuckermann (Heather McComb) arrives to survey Lex's developments, she makes a most disturbing discovery - a beached bull shark with sensory organs that still display predatory instincts even after death. As if this news wasn't horrifying enough, Amy discovers that a swarm of Great White sharks are stalking the waters and killing for pleasure. Each day the number of sharks grows, and each day they become more violent. With the sun shining bright and the tourists turning up in droves, Amy, Daniel, and Brook must figure out a way to stop these killing machines before the feast begins.


John Schneider
as Daniel Wilder
Armand Assante
as Hamilton Lux
Daryl Hannah
as Brooke Wilder
F. Murray Abraham
as Bill Girdler
John Enos III
as Kane Marcus
Heather McComb
as Amy Zuckerman
Roark Critchlow
as Philip Wilder
Alan Fudge
as Pastor Herman
Eugene M. Davis
as Sheriff Dexter Murray
Mimi Michaels
as Kim Wilder
June Squibb
as Bess Wilder
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Critic Reviews for Shark Swarm

All Critics (1)

This Benchley wannabe never quite delivers on what it promises us...

May 25, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shark Swarm

InTheBasketProgram I think this Movie has been misinterepted. The Message of the Movie so far I noticed was focused on the pollution in the ocean. I enjoyed to watch it. More Later

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

Two and a half hours are you f'ing kidding me!

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer


Fine, but shocking killer shark long TV movie in the tradition of Jaws. John Schneider and Daryl Hannah did a wonderful job with the material that they were given. And I thought that Armand Assante did a great job as the bad guy in the movie, F. Murray Abraham didn't have enough screen time in this. There's a frequent amount of attacks is really great, giving it a lot of action that certainly works. But the last flaw in here is the terrible CGI for the sharks. They abandon the few relatively decent-looking real sharks in here to go for a constant series of incredibly badly done and fake-looking CGI sharks, which has nothing to do at all with being realistic, is easily spotted in the sequences for doing so and just makes the film look even cheaper.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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