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Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017)

TV-14 | | Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 6 August 2017
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Airs Sun. Aug. 27, 5:00 PM on SYFY

With much of America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for a global sharknado, Fin and his family must travel around the world to stop them.


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"Sharknado 5: Global Swarming" Stars Ride the Wave of a Global Phenomenon

Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Fabio, and Chris Kattan board the IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con to talk to Kevin Smith about the latest chapter in the popular "Sharknado" franchise.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yanet Garcia ...
Prime Minister
Doug Censor Martin ...
Jack The Helicopter Pilot
Samantha Fox ...
Ms. Moore
Jeff Rossen ...
Jeff Rossen
Kate Garraway
Charlotte Hawkins
Laura Tobin
Louie Spence ...
Calvin the Clerk


As shark-infested storms grow stronger and more complex, the world braces for the inevitable - a global sharknado. This year, the mission gets personal for chainsaw-wielding leader Fin Shepard and his bionic wife, April, when their young son gets trapped in a sharknado and is transported all over the world. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Make America bait again.


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Sharknado 5... Earth 0  »

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Did You Know?


In a brief comedic exchange between an actress and Olivia Newton-John's character, the Phrase, "tell me about it stud" was cut short by John saying, "no, don't say it" The phrase was used by John's character Sandy to Danny (John Travolta) 40 years earlier in the movie "Grease" See more »


One of the characters states "London Bridge is falling down", however, the bridge that was falling down was in fact Tower Bridge, which is often mistaken for London Bridge. See more »


Fin Shepard: Mission accomplished. Eat your heart out, Cruise.
Nova Clarke: More like mission demolished. Where'd you learn to climb like that? CrossFit?
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Crazy Credits

A couple of the opening credits (including the title) are shown with the same font as the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) credits. The rest of the credits don't appear until the 21-minute mark, through the franchise's regular title sequence. See more »


Spoofs Mission: Impossible (1996) See more »


Sharknado Rhapsody (Global Swarming Version)
Written by Robbie Rist and Anthony C. Ferrante
Performed by Quint
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No more shark fin soup to be boiled on this formula...
14 August 2017 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

As much as I enjoy campy movies, a genre that the "Sharknado" movies definitely fall under, then I must say that the movie have gradually been slipping down a steep hill with each passing movie. And this 5th installment to the franchise is the worst one of the movie so far.

"Sharknado 5: Global Swarming" is a movie that spoofs many other movies, but it fails to do so in a particularly good or funny manner, and that results in the movie becoming strained and forced, and it is clear that director Anthony C. Ferrante is trying to make the audience laugh, but fails to do so in a proper way.

The characters in the movie, particularly Fin (played by Ian Ziering) and April (played by Tara Reid) are now jokes and parodies on themselves and their characters in the previous movies. Which makes for a somewhat bitter pill to swallow. Especially the April character whom has turned into a cyborg with superhero-like powers.

The dialogue is just downright atrocious in "Sharknado 5: Global Swarming". Mind you, it hasn't exactly been Shakespearian dialogue in the previous movies either, but it is exceptionally poor in this fifth installment in the franchise.

It feels like even the main cast have given up because the movie has reached an unfathomable level of ridiculousness.

What did work out well enough for the movie was the amount of cameo appearances that took place throughout the course of the movie. Lots of familiar faces to spot, so be on the lookout for those.

"Sharknado 5: Global Swarming" is a weak movie in itself and also as an addition to the franchise. If you have watched the previous four movies, you might find some enjoyment in the fifth movie as well. Personally, I didn't really enjoy this one as much as the previous ones to various degree.

The ending of the movie, albeit it was so unfathomably corny and cheesy that it was painful to witness, then it was still a fun twist to the movie. It was incredibly stupid, yes, but I must admit that I found myself to be chuckling at that twist to the storyline as it made so little sense for the storyline.

Perhaps it is time to let Fin and his cyborg ex-wife rest and have the Sharknados ebb out and die...

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