Shark Attack is a 1999 television film directed by Bob Misiorowski starring Casper Van Dien, Jenny McShane, and Ernie Hudson.


Steven McKray, a marine biologist, travels to a small African fishing village to investigate a series of violent shark attacks, only to discover that sharks are not the only problem.


The movie features very few on-screen shark attacks. However, an attack on a tourist dangling her leg in the water is very realistic and in line with documented shark attacks. Instead of the shark taking off her whole leg, it takes out a large chunk of flesh, which later required surgical amputation.


  • Casper Van Dien as Steven McKray
  • Ernie Hudson as Lawrence Rhodes
  • Jenny McShane as Corinne Desantis
  • Cordell McQueen as Marc Desantis
  • Bentley Mitchum as Dr. Miles Craven
  • Chris Olley as Police Chief


Three direct-to-video sequels followed Shark Attack. Shark Attack 2 was released in 2001, Shark Attack 3: Megalodon was released in 2002, and Shark Zone released in 2004.

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