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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 overview, first billed only:
... Fin Shepard
... April Wexler
... George
... Nova Clarke (as Cassie Scerbo)
... Baz Hogan (as Jaason Simmons)
Alex Arleo ... Bobby
... Carl Hubert
Heather Jocelyn Blair ... Candice
... Deanna
Diane Chambers ... Agnes
... Joni Waves
... Palmer
... Captain Carlos Santiago
... Derek
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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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Tara Reid's character's house was a combination of three locations. The wide effects shots of it raining and sinking, were done with a house found on the side of a street. When the car drives up, and the heroes get out, it's a mansion with rain towers set up for the storm effect, and then the interiors were a set built in a pool, so it could be flooded. See more »

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(at around 1h 18 mins) The pilot of the helicopter is shown flying the helicopter with both hands held forward, as one might do with a conventional yoke on an airplane. In a helicopter. the left hand would be down at his side handling the collective, which contains the throttle and is used to set the pitch of the main rotor blades. This is extremely evident during the crash, when he has both hands on the cyclic (the stick(, which determines the rotor disc's direction, but has a minimal effect on the rate of descent. See more »

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[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

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The Weatherman Says
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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A whirl wind into the sublimely ridiculous
12 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

With a title like Sharknado, you expect weird. This movie delivers.

Grab some friends, lots of snacks, and a mammoth amount of suspension of disbelief. You're now ready for SyFy channel's latest escapade into the realm of the psychotically silly. This movie acts upon the mind like a mind altering substance, taking it to a land of shark-infested water spouts, science gone mad, absurd visuals, and movie making run amok. Riffing is optional; the movie is goofy and deranged either way.

A freak-storm turns into tornadoes/water spouts that vacuum up a zillion sharks that are swimming around and whisks them off to southern California. Some of the finny predators are pitched into local freeways and everywhere else, while other sharks continue to spin around in the hurricane. The sharks take no prisoners as they swim around soggy streets and wreak havoc with laughable CGI attacks. I did notice however that they obeyed all traffic laws while they swam through the streets.

This movie swims its way ever further into the realms of the jawbone dropping bizarre, with several key scenes to be on the lookout for. Look for the random one-in-a-million rescue near the end, and the wacky idea the heroes use to try and save the day. This sort of chaos is common throughout the entire movie.

Kudos to the movie makers for this pure unabashed nonsense.


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