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Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016)

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Fin, his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the five years since the most recent attack, but now sharks and tornadoes are being whipped up in unexpected ways and places.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Ziering ... Fin Shepard
Tara Reid ... April Wexler
Masiela Lusha ... Gemini
Cody Linley ... Matt Shepard
Ryan Whitney Newman ... Claudia Shepard (as Ryan Newman)
Imani Hakim ... Gabrielle (as Imani A. Hakim)
David Hasselhoff ... Colonel Gilbert Shepard
Tommy Davidson ... Aston Reynolds
Cheryl Tiegs ... Raye
Christopher Shone ... Little Gil
Nicholas Shone ... Little Gil
Gary Busey ... Wilford
Susan Anton ... Betty (Gambler)
Cynthia Bailey ... Tech Addison
Jillian Barberie ... Train Passenger
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It's been five years since the last Sharknado that devastated Washington, D.C. and the world is now benefiting from this hard-earned peace. Thankfully, Aston Reynolds' Astro-X tech company with their revolutionary atmosphere stabilisers called the Astro-Pods, has managed to eradicate all possible Sharknado formations before they could ever get the chance to grow in magnitude. However, while Fin is heading to Vegas for a family reunion, some fun and relaxation, in the meantime, menacing clouds are beginning to form, and a brand-new Sharknado is at hand. Under those circumstances, once again, Fin, his old friends and some new ones, will have to battle against threatening shark-infested cyclones, in a calamitous Sharknado extravaganza. Boy, are we in trouble or what? Written by Nick Riganas

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What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Unless what happens is this.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sharknado IV See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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Dan Yeager, who starred in Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) as Leatherface, is also in this movie as a character named "Gunnar". Gunnar Hansen was the name of the actor who played Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). Caroline Williams also stars in this film as a character named "Stretch", which was her character's name in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986). This film's poster has a giant chainsaw on it, which is another "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" reference. See more »

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(at around 8 mins) When Gabrielle first jumps out of the plane she is shown not wearing goggles. But seconds later she is shown wearing them. See more »

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Title Card: [opening crawl] SHARKNADO EPISODE IV. THE FOURTH AWAKENS. It has been five years since the last Sharknado. Tech company Astro-X has used their revolutionary energy system to stabilize the atmosphere and prevent the formation of all tornadoes, using cheap, clean reactors dubbed Astro-Pods. The world has been peaceful and prosperous thanks to Astro-X's visionary founder Aston Reynolds, but now the future is about to be threatened once again...
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(The Ballad of) Sharknado
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Decent But the Weakest of the Series
11 October 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Sharknado 4 (2016)

** (out of 4)

The fourth film in the series has a company creating a special shield that has prevented any future sharnados. Unfortuantly when Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) is in Las Vegas the thing breaks down and soon more killer sharks are flying around.

You know, I remember when the original movie aired on SyFy and there wasn't a bit of hype. The film turned out to be a pretty good movie as far as creature features go but sadly it became a social media hit and the producers used this to promote the next three films. SHARKNADO 4 is pretty much the same thing we saw in the previous movies but this one here goes even further in the social media game by having countless cameos from famous and semi-famous people.

For the most part the film is mildly entertaining and especially the first twenty-minutes in Las Vegas. I thought the film managed to have some fast and fun action and there were some creative shark kills as well. The non-stop parading of cameos was a bit annoying but that was to be expected. The biggest problem with the remaining portion of the film is that there just wasn't anything fresh or original. Ziering and Tara Reid did a decent enough of a job but folks like David Hasselhoff and especially Gary Busey were just wasted.


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