GenreAction, Comedy, Sci-Fi Music directorJeffrey Walton CountryUSA
Release date2011 WriterClyde McCoy, Antonio Olivas, Fred Olen Ray Initial releaseDecember 8, 2011 (Republic of Ireland) CastJohn Schneider (Wade), Sarah Lieving (Kat), Tim Abell (Chuck), Jerry Lacy (Stewart), Ted Monte (Dr. Miller) Similar moviesRelated Fred Olen Ray movies
TaglineThat's one big ass shark!
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Super Shark is a 2011 science fiction action film directed by Fred Olen Ray. The film follows a marine biologist named Kat Carmichael, played by Sarah Lieving, who has to investigate and survive the rampage of a mutated primordial shark.
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Persistent exposure of ocean wildlife to a toxic goo used in oil drilling leads to a shark growing in size and becoming bulletproof, and even attaining the ability to move around on land. It destroys the oil rig that caused it, and then moves to Los Angeles where it eats several divers and threatens to disrupt a bikini contest.
Marine biologist Dr. Catherine Carmichael hires captain Chuck, a local drunk, to drive her out to the oil rig, owned by Traymore Industries, to investigate. Meanwhile, two female lifeguards plan to drink and have casual sex, and a kite surfer is eaten by the "super shark". Carmichael takes a water sample, then confronts the CEO of Traymore who invites her for drinks and dinner. When Carmichael interviews the sole survivor from the oil rig accident, it is disclosed that highly harmful chemicals were used to bore through the rock and that a shark pulled down the rig.
Meanwhile, Carmichael tells the CEO what she thinks happened: a "hydrolizing agent" caused the oil rig to crumble. Soon, a US Navy submarine disappears, and a search plane spots the super shark. At the bar, the two female lifeguards are joined by the male lifeguard, awaiting the bikini contest. Back out on the ocean, Carmichael and skipper Chuck are circled by the super shark until Carmichael, acting on a hunch, tells Chuck to turn off the radio, after which the super shark leaves. She speculates that the fish was attracted to radio waves and sent out signals which disturbed radio reception.
The bikini contest winner and the runner-up are eaten at the beach, together with the photographer, who had had the radio playing. The CEO reveals that he knows that Carmichael has been fired from her job for harassing oil company executives. He offers her a briefcase full of money if she'll go away; she accepts. Skipper Chuck finds her drunk in a bar; she tells him that she was fired, and that her brother died when the Exxon Valdez went down. She passes out and wakes up in Chuck's boat.
Carmichael and skipper Chuck get emotionally close, and seek contact with the military, which has invented a remote-controlled tank that can walk and jump. With the help of a boombox and external speaker, the super shark is lured to a beach, where the tank is unsuccessful in shooting it. Carmichael manages to drop a bomb made of C-4 explosives into the beast's mouth, and it is blown to pieces.
Sarah Lieving as Kat Carmichael
John Schneider as Roger Wade
Tim Abell as Skipper Chuck
Rick Cramer as Colonel Caldwell
Trish Cook as Captain Marshall
John L. Curtis as Brody
Release and reception
The film was released on DVD on February 7, 2012. The film has garnered negative reception, holding a rating of 2.5/10 on IMDb and a score of 27% on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 85 user reviews. Filmmaker and reviewer James Rolfe, in his video countdown of the "Top 40 Shitty Shark Movies", placed Super Shark at number one, and stated that "if you want a shark movie that's shitty, but amazing at the same time, check it out".