Shark Attack (1999)




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Casper Van Dien, Ernie Hudson, Jenny McShane and Bentley Mitchum star in this thriller about a marine biologist doing research at a facility off the coast of Africa. Hammerhead sharks have long been a presence to be respected in local waters, but now they've started attacking people without reason -- apparently for fun. While superstitious locals fear demonic possession is to blame, the biologist thinks this may be the results of experiments performed by a former colleague turned rival.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Casper Van Dien
as Steven McKray
Ernie Hudson
as Lawrence Rhodes
Jenny McShane
as Corine Desantis
Bentley Mitchum
as Dr. Miles Craven
Jennifer McShane
as Corine De Santis
Cordell McQueen
as Marc De Santis
Paul Ditchfield
as Professor
Willie McMiller
as Boat Captain
Kwesi Malinga
as Mrs. Rhodes
Dave Ridley
as Mr. Hacker
Eloise Cupido
as Hotel Clerk
Bradley Meyer
as Boy in Boat
Roly Jansen
as Fishing Tourist
Lee Ann Liebenberg
as Female Tourist
Pepsy Mahungi
as Elder Leader
as Thabo
Caroline Barkhuizen
as Night Nurse
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Critic Reviews for Shark Attack

All Critics (5)

Hilariously bad (and therefore entertaining) Z- grade shark horror.

April 2, 2005

The title takes a back seat to some boring conspiracy mumbo-jumbo.

Full Review… | January 2, 2004

I didn't expect to see a Jaws, but at least the story should have been better acted.

Full Review… | April 8, 2002
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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August 16, 2005

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December 31, 1999
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Shark Attack

★1/2 (out of four) It's strange because I really like sharks and I really like the idea of a good shark movie. Too bad "Jaws" has been the only one worth a dime. Maybe its partially because all these low-budget rip-offs can't actually afford the money to put real looking sharks into the film. The thin plot of this one stars Casper Van Dien. In South Africa the hammerhead shark is starting to mount unprovocked attacks. Some think demons are involved while others think its because of experiments that have been done. Low budgeted and boring with few moments of interest. [IMG][/IMG]

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

This thriller about a shark expert who goes looking for clues after a string of shark attacks leads to the death of his friend is better than i thought it would be! Casper Van Dien(from the awesome Starship Troopers) is the expert and theres a bit of gore, a passable story and some laughably bad acting which means this isn't a total waste of time. Its no Jaws but then there aren't really any other shark attack films that are as good as that. Shark Attack is one for the easily pleased. Which is why i want to see the sequels!

Adam M.
Adam M.

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Cliche-town USA

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Ken Stachnik

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