Dark Tide

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Dark Tide
Dark Tide FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by John Stockwell
Produced by Jeanette Beurling
Matthew E. Chausse
Screenplay by Ronnie Christensen
Amy Sorlie
Story by Amy Sorlie
Starring Halle Berry
Olivier Martinez
Ralph Brown
Music by Mark Sayfritz
Cinematography Jean-François Hensgens
Edited by Andrew MacRitchie
Infinite Ammo Motion Picture Company
Distributed by Wrekin Hill Entertainment
Release date
8 March 2012 (video on demand)
30 March 2012 (limited release)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
United Kingdom
South Africa
Language English
Budget $25,000,000[1]
Box office $432,274[2]

Dark Tide is a 2012 American action thriller film directed by John Stockwell, produced by Jeanette Buerling and Matthew E. Chausse and written by Ronnie Christensen and Amy Sorlie. The film is based on a story by Amy Sorlie and stars Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez, and Ralph Brown.


Kate is a shark expert whose business has been failing since a shark attack killed a fellow diver under her command. Once dubbed "the shark whisperer", Kate is haunted by the memory of the attack and unable to get back into the water. With bills piling up and the bank about to foreclose on Kate's boat, Kate's ex-boyfriend, Jeff, presents her with a lucrative opportunity: to lead a thrill-seeking millionaire businessman on a dangerous shark dive – outside the cage. Battling her self-doubts and fear, Kate accepts the proposal and sets a course for the world's deadliest feeding ground – Shark Alley.


  • Halle Berry as Kate Mathieson
  • Olivier Martinez as Jeff Mathieson
  • Ralph Brown as Brady Ross
  • Luke Tyler as Luke Hadley
  • Mark Elderkin as Tommy Phillips
  • Sizwe Msutu as Themba
  • Thoko Ntshinga as Zukie


Production began in July 2010 in False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, and shot for six weeks on a small boat with real great white sharks. The production then moved to the UK for three weeks filming in Pinewood Studios on the underwater stage and at Black Hangar Studios on their external water tank. The soundtrack was written and performed by Mark Sayfritz.[3][4][5]


Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 0% based on reviews from 19 critics, with an average rating of 2.6 out of 10.[6]

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  1. ^ "Box office / business for Dark Tide (2012)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Dark Tide (2012)". Box Office Mojo. 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2013-12-06. 
  3. ^ Dark Tide Trailer – Halle Berry Becomes Shark Attack Expert. The Film Stage. Retrieved 2011-07-21
  4. ^ Dark Tide (2011) Movie/Film Bio: Shark, Diving Instructor, Diver Filme. DVD-Copy.com. Retrieved 2011-07-21 Archived 27 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Dark Tide – Trailer for Halle Berry's shark attack movie. lifeforfilms.com. Retrieved 2011-07-21
  6. ^ Rotten Tomatoes

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