Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy

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Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy
Hammerhead- Shark Frenzy poster.jpg
DVD cover
Genre Action
Horror
Science fiction
Distributed by Syfy
Directed by Michael Oblowitz
Produced by Kenneth M. Badish
Boaz Davidson
Written by Kenneth M. Badish
Boaz Davidson
Starring Hunter Tylo
William Forsythe
Jeffrey Combs
Music by John Dickson
Cinematography Emil Topuzov
Editing by Alain Jakubowicz
Country United States
Language English
Original channel Syfy
Release date October 11, 2005
Original airing June 18, 2005
Running time 92 minutes

Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy, also known as Sharkman or simply Hammerhead, is a 2005 Syfy original movie, written by Kenneth M. Badish and Boaz Davidson, and directed by Michael Oblowitz. The film stars William Forsythe, Hunter Tylo, and Jeffrey Combs. The film premiered on Syfy on June 18, 2005.

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Paul King (Anton Argirov) dies of kidney cancer. Five years later, his father Preston King (Jeffrey Combs), a scientist, invites the doctors that could not save his son to his uncharted island in the western Pacific. Paul's widowed wife Amelia Lockhart (Hunter Tylo), who believes Paul died five years ago from cancer, and Amelia's new boyfriend Tom Reed (William Forsythe), also travel to the island. There, Dr. King reveals that Paul never died and was saved from death by being injected with hammerhead shark DNA to modify his stem cells. This turned Paul into a half-man/half-shark creature. Dr. King releases the water from the tank where he was keeping Paul, in hopes that he will eat the doctors as revenge for them firing him from his job five years ago. As Paul, now known as Hammerhead, chases after them, they escape along with Hammerhead.

Hammerhead begins killing the workers on the island and tracking down Dr. King's "guests" until he is eventually recaptured by Dr. King's remaining workers. Dr. King's men also capture Amelia, who Dr. King hopes his son will remember and mate with to create a half-human/half-shark offspring, as he is convinced that part of Paul is still human. Dr. King forces Amelia to watch as one of the doctors, Whitney Feder (Arthur Roberts), is fed to Hammerhead. Amelia is then injected with a drug to calm her as Dr. King watches in hopes that Hammerhead will mate with her. However, instead of mating with Amelia, Hammerhead bites off his father's right arm. Tom Reed arrives at the laboratory and rescues Amelia. He forces liquid nitrogen down Hammerhead's throat, causing him to explode. As Amelia and Tom escape, Dr. King attempts to shoot Amelia, but Tom shoots him to death. The building explodes as Amelia and Tom, the only two survivors, escape.

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