Kathy Baker ("Picket Fences"), Bryan Brown ("The Thorn Birds"), Shannon Lucio ("The O.C.") and Riley Smith ("New York Minute") star in this thriller about the invasion of a group of killer sharks on the Florida coast as a ... more »beach full of college co-eds enjoy their spring break from school. College girl Danielle (Lucio) lies to her parents about her spring break plans and sneaks away to the fun-filled beaches of Florida with her two best friends. Soon after arriving, she falls for Shane (Smith), a handsome young blue-collar local working to raise college money. While on vacation, Danielle seeks out her brother, Charlie (Wayne Thornley), a graduate student at the Florida Maritime Institute, whose thesis is on tiger sharks. Charlie cautions his sister to stay out of the water. He suspects that a large number of sharks are in the area due to a new artificial reef that was built to attract tourism. Caught up in spring break fun, Danielle forgets her brother's warning. However, on an overnight boat trip she and her friends are viciously attacked by a group of sharks. As they find their way to safety on an islet, the reality of the danger hits them even harder when the body of a friend washes ashore.« less
This was made by CBS. It was a CSI Miami episode gone bad. If you like CSI episodes, then you will like this but don't expect there to be any kind of a plotline.
Keith A. (Keefer522) Reviewed on 8/26/2013...
...It's got sharks, and they attack during Spring Break. Yes, this was a Sci-Fi Channel movie. Can you tell?
Actually, there's very little shark action for the first 90 minutes or so of "Spring Break Shark Attack." In fact, till the aforementioned sharks finally showed up for dinner in the later innings of this epic I was beginning to think my wife and I had tuned in a Lifetime Network movie by mistake, because the first half followed a virginal young girl going on Spring Break for the first time and falling victim to a guy who slipped a roofie into her drink. Whoever heard of a shark movie with a social conscience? We were both goin' "Come on sharks! Eat somebody already!"
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DON'T GIVE ME THIS BREAK
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 04/01/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Made for TV movies can be fun, and if they're done with a proper amount of sophistication, worth viewing. This CBS TV movie is not one of those however. The sharks are hardly seen and when they are, it's not with any great amount of technical finesse. As expected, most of the college students act like pre-schoolers and unfortunately most of them aren't good actors. Shannon Lucio and Riley Smith stand out, but Justin Baldoni has little to offer but some nice pecs. With the tons of shark attack movies available, why couldn't this one try a little something different. And yes, I'll forgive the talented Kathy Baker and Bryan Brown for being the main adults in the movie. Exposure is always good and so is the paycheck."
I love how this is the stupidest movie I've ever seen! :-)
Laughin All the Way to the Bank | 08/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was BY FAR the stupidest movie I've ever seen. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard. It was great how even the character who was supposed to be the smart one was a complete moron. I mean when he is sitting on the boat with his legs in the water talking about how something's not right and how he's looking for sharks when two ridiculous sized sharks pass right under his boat. I love it. I hope it airs again so I can tape it because I can't find it on DVD or anything. But really if you get the opportunity, watch this movie and pat yourself on the back for not being as dumb as the people in this movie."
Shark movie or teen angst movie? Not good at either...
Robert Gamble | Falmouth, MA United States | 07/25/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, I'm not going to spend a lot of time reviewing this. Saw it on the Sci Fi Channel recently. Much of the movie makes you forget it's a shark attack flick, when a love triangle becomes the main focus, complete with a date rape angle. The really odd thing is that the 'bad guy' is portrayed as if the writers aren't sure whether he should be likeable or not. The actors do a decent enough job, but given what they have to work with it doesn't save the movie.
Then there's the shark attack angle. The sharks aren't badly done, and at least they don't "growl" as they do in most other SciFi shark flicks. The exploding geysers of blood after someone is dragged below the surface had me laughing rather than horrified.
Oh, and once again, sharks are apparently strong enough to drag a boat through the water. And this time, apparently they're coordinated and smart enough to all pull the chum basket in the same direction.
So what you end up with is a watered down movie with two completely separate aspects that don't mesh well together, and the shark attacks are poorly done."
Bites off a lot....
AngelFace | Sault Ste. Marie, MI USA | 05/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"but no more than it can handle. I saw parts of this movie when it was originally on television. What I saw made me want to see the rest, and I was glad I did. It is a very entertaining movie - covering a lot of topics. Yes, it has a lot of action with the massive shark attacks, but also has romance, humor and drama. Worth watching."
F. Vonzerneck | north hollywood, ca United States | 01/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A fast moviing, blue sky movie with great looking people & beautiful beach and open ocean photography. Great fun."