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Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)

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Fin and April are on their way to New York City, until a category seven hurricane spawns heavy rain, storm surges, and deadly Sharknadoes.


Thunder Levin





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Ziering ... Fin
Tara Reid ... April
Vivica A. Fox ... Skye
Mark McGrath ... Martin
Kari Wuhrer ... Ellen
Courtney Baxter ... Mora
Dante Palminteri ... Vaughn
Judd Hirsch ... Ben
Stephanie Abrams Stephanie Abrams ... Stephanie Abrams
Kurt Angle ... Fire Chief
Benjy Bronk ... Homeless Guy
Downtown Julie Brown ... Nurse Fletcher
Juan Castano ... Firefighter
Don Castro ... Transit Cop (as Dan Castro 'Makowski')
Lyman Chen ... Concierge


Having escaped death by the skin of their teeth after the unprecedented meteorological phenomenon in Sharknado (2013), the lucky survivors, Fin, and his former wife, April, find themselves en route to Manhattan, to warn the world about the freakish incident. However, once more, heavy, shark-ridden storm clouds gather in the sky, setting the stage for yet another blood-drenched disaster in the making. This time, the unsuspecting Big Apple is the epicentre of the ferocious tornado, as not one but two violent cyclones are converging into a massive atmospheric anomaly, threatening to level the entire city. Now, veteran Fin has to brave the elements and do what he does best before New York City turns into an endless all-you-can-eat buffet. But, the first Sharknado was already too much to handle. Who can survive a second one? Written by Nick Riganas

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Shark happens!


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Did You Know?


Wil Wheaton's appearance in the film had originally been a joke in The Big Bang Theory (2007), season seven, episode twenty-three, The Big Bang Theory: The Gorilla Dissolution (2014), where he gets the opportunity to audition for it after getting fired from another bad horror film. See more »


The large chainsaw Fin uses is marked "NYFD." New York fire department uses "FDNY." See more »


[first lines]
Flight Attendant: Sir, here's your beverage.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits roll: "No real sharks were used or harmed in the making of this film." See more »

Alternate Versions

A slightly extended cut of the film can be found on the DVD and Blu-ray releases of the film. See more »


Follows Sharknado (2013) See more »


(The Ballad of) Sharknado
Performed by Quint
Written by Robbie Rist and Anthony C. Ferrante
Published by God Bless Captain Vere (ASCAP)
Zero Charisma Publishing (ASCAP)
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Still bad, but so enjoyable.
10 October 2020 | by paulclaassenSee all my reviews

Having survived the great Los Angeles Sharknado, our heroes Fin and his wife - back together - are on their way to New York. The opening scene on the plane might play like a dream sequence, but proves just how unpredictable these films can be.

Ian Ziering is back as Fin, and as handsome and sexy as ever! (Gosh, he looks so good on screen). 'Sharknako 2' features seasoned actor Judd Hirsch and country superstar Billy Ray Cyrus. The acting is much better than 'Sharknado', and the entire production in general is much better. The shark effects are still very bad, though - especially for a movie made as recent as 2014. You'd think with sharks being the film's main draw card, they'd spend more time and money designing the shark effects. Then again, I suppose this is the humorist look they were aiming for...

'Sharknado 2' was seriously very entertaining - in a strange kind of way. It is faster paced than 'Sharknado', with more action and more suspense (although still a comedy). The script and dialogue are also a bit better. There's great enthusiasm from the characters to stop the Sharknado. There are a number of very unexpected kills, and there are some very funny moments (some scenes are simply funny because the visuals are so bad!!). Either way - again - I enjoyed this much more than expected.

Would I watch it again? I think so, yes.

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Release Date:

30 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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