Super Shark

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Super Shark
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DVD cover
Directed by Fred Olen Ray
Produced by Fred Olen Ray
Kimberly A. Ray
Written by Clyde McCoy
Antonio Olivas
Fred Olen Ray
Starring John Schneider
Sarah Lieving
Tim Abell
Music by Jeffrey Walton
Cinematography Ben Demaree
Edited by Randy Carter
Release dates 2011
Running time 87 min
Country USA
Language English

Super Shark is a 2011 sci-fi action film starring John Schneider, Sarah Lieving and Tim Abell and directed by Fred Olen Ray.

Plot summary[edit]

Persistent exposure of ocean wildlife to a toxic goo used in oil drilling leads to the mutation of a shark into a monstrously big bulletproof shark that can even move on land. It destroys the oil rig that caused it, and then moves to Los Angeles where it eats a few divers and threatens to disrupt a bikini contest. A sideline to the plot involves lifeguards in their red bathing suits on the LA shore.

OIB agent and fish scientist Dr. Catherine Carmichael (Sarah Lieving) hires a local drunk/captain Chuck (Tim Abell) to drive her out to the oil rig, owned by Traymore Industries, and investigate. She pays cash and strips down to her bikini. 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 (John Schneider) who, after they both disclose they like sushi, invites her for drinks and dinner. The super shark attacks swimmers at the beach, but a male lifeguard misses it, being more interested in watching women in bikinis. 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 happens: the "hydrolizing agent" caused the oil rig to crumble. Plus, a US Navy submarine has disappeared, and a search plane spots the super shark. At the bar the two female lifeguards are drinking Mai Tais and they are joined by the male lifeguard, awaiting the bikini contest. One of the girls joins the contest in hopes of impressing the male, but he proceeds to make out with the other. 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 plasmodic signals which disturbed the radio reception.[clarification needed]

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 and Carmichael drink red wine while 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, asking "did we...?", to which he says "no".

Carmichael and skipper Chuck get emotionally close, and seek contact with the military, which, as it happens, has just 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 then manages to drop a bomb made of C4 explosives in the beast's mouth, and it is blown to pieces.

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