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12 Days of Terror (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | TV Movie August 2004
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For twelve days in July, 1916, a shark patrolled the waterways of northern New Jersey. This docudrama is based on Richard Fernicola's account of those days.

Director:

Jack Sholder

Writers:

Richard Fernicola (book), Jeffrey Reiner (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Egglesfield ... Alex
Mark Dexter ... Stanley
Jenna Harrison ... Alice
John Rhys-Davies ... Captain
Jamie Bartlett ... Michael Schleisser
Adrian Galley ... Engel
Colin Stinton ... Dr. John Nichols
Roger Dwyer Roger Dwyer ... Dr. Frederick Lucas
Patrick Lyster ... Mayor Perillo
Nigel Sweet Nigel Sweet ... Murphy
Paul Ditchfield Paul Ditchfield ... Commissioner Meel
Daniel Kriel Daniel Kriel ... Lester Stillwell
Craig Geldenhuys Craig Geldenhuys ... Arnie
David Jeffery David Jeffery ... Charles
Glen Biderman-Pam Glen Biderman-Pam ... Johnny
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Storyline

July of 1916 was a time of record heat, a polio epidemic, and a World War in Europe. But beach-goers in New Jersey are threatened by a even greater terror: a shark that has suddenly developed a taste for human flesh. Starting July 1st and lasting over a period of 12 days, the unidentified shark kills four people and seriously injures a fifth before the attacks stop, and threatens New Jersey's thriving tourist industry. Based on true events. Written by Fyre EmberBorn

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for shark attacks | See all certifications »
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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

12 Dias de Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The identity of the responsible shark has never been conclusively proven. While common legend states that a Great White is the sole shark responsible, some scientists think a bull shark might have been responsible for at least the three attacks in the creek. Others believe a school of sharks may have been responsible. See more »

Goofs

The end credits contain a few misspellings. For instance, the credit 'co-producer' is spelled 'co-producernas' and 'art director' is spelled 'art directorr' (these two examples are right next to each other). See more »

Quotes

Dr. John Nichols: I'm a fishman.
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Shark Movies (2014) See more »

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12 Days of Terror: Stands out from the rest at least
5 April 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

In an industry saturated with shark themed movies it takes a lot to impress me. What needs to be done is throwing a curve ball, taking the shark movie and adding an angle or something to set it apart from the rest. The Scyfy channel to their credit have done that what with the likes of the Sharknado movies, Toxic Shark, Snow Sharks etc but with little success.

12 Days of Terror however does it successfully, kind of. You see it's based upon a book/true story and set in 1916 so immediately its set apart from the rest. That however is the best thing about it.

Starring John Rhys-Davies as the only recognizable face 12 Days of Terror certainly looks the part and the period but alas is about as exciting as a National Geographic special on sloth racing.

Seriously, I was bored to tears. Sure it looks great, the cinematography is above par and it's handled competently but I couldn't get past how dull it all was. At no point was I gripped, did I care about the characters or really find myself invested in the film.

Points for effort, but little else.

The Good:

John Rhys-Davies

Fantastic setting

The Bad:

Frustratingly lifeless


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