R | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.
Thomas Jane's breakout performance.
Who're you gonna trust?
Carter Blake: You?
Tom Scoggins: That's right, you trust me!
One of the characters states that sharks do not get cancer. This in fact incorrect. Early research showed that properties of shark cartilage prevented blood vessel growth and this was incorrectly extrapolated to mean that sharks could not get cancer. Cancers include cancer of the cartilage. This mistake has resulted in a huge market for bogus cancer "treatments" using shark cartilage, resulting in the wholesale slaughter of sharks.
Members of the shark effects team have shark-related nicknames, for example, Peter 'GreatWhite' Smith.
The DVD includes deleted scenes which feature more character development and extra dialogue.
$19,107,643 1 August 1999