The film's poster.
|Directed by||Anthony C. Ferrante|
|Produced by|| David Michael Latt|
|Written by||Thunder Levin|
|Music by||Ramin Kousha|
|Editing by||William Boodell|
|Distributed by|| Syfy|
|Release Date(s)||July 11, 2013 (premier)|
|Followed by|| Sharknado 2: The Second One|
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Sharknado is a 2013 Syfy original movie that premiered on July 11, 2013 on Syfy. The film stars Cassie Scerbo, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and John Heard.
When a freak hurricane hits Los Angeles, man-eating sharks are lifted by waterspouts that floods the city with shark infested waters. Fin Shepard and his friends Baz Hogan and Nova Clarke set out to find Fin's wife April Wexler and teenage daughter Claudia. They succeed. However, April's boyfriend is eaten by the sharks. The group meets with Fin and April's adult son Matt, who is in flying school. The group decides to stop the threat of incoming "sharknadoes" by dropping bombs into them from helicopters.
When Nova prepares to drop a bomb from the helicopter, she falls out of the helicopter and directly into a great white shark's mouth. Matt, who has fallen for Nova, is heartbroken. Baz is also lost in the storm. When Matt lands on the ground, a flying great white shark plummets towards the remaining members of the group. Fin then jumps into the shark's mouth with a chainsaw and cuts himself free along with Nova, who is unconscious.
- nathaniel Darcel sinclair as Finley "Fin" Shepard, an ex-surfer who owns a bar.
- Tara Reid as April Wexler, Fin's ex-wife.
- John Heard as George, a drunk man who spends all his time at Fin's bar.
- Cassie Scerbo as Nova Clarke, a stripper who works for Fin.
- Jaason Simmons as Baz Hogan, Fin's right-hand man.
- Aubrey Peeples as Claudia Shepard, April and Fin's slave who feels left out but pleasured at the same time
- Chuck Hittinger as Matt Shepard, Fin and April's son in flight school.
- Christopher Wolfe as Collin, April's boyfriend.
- Robbie Rist as Robbie, a bus driver.
- Alex Arleo as Bobby, one of Matt's friends in flight school.
- Connor Weil as Luellyn, one of Matt's friends in flight school.
- Julie McCullough as Jonni Waves, a news reporter.
- Adrian Bustamante as Kelso, a lifeguard.
- Sharknado has seems to have received the most attention of any other Syfy original movie other than Sharktopus.
- Syfy is having a contest on Twitter for users to name Sharknado 2.