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2003 - 92m.

Made for TBS Superstation this stars Lou Diamond Phillips as a Lousiana boat captain who's hired by former wife Kristy Swanson and the oil company she works for to take them to a secluded oil rig only they end-up having to have to deal with the bull shark that's in the waters attacking people and the gang of baddies (led by washed-up rapper Coolio with his ridiculous hair and lame "gangsta" posturing) who have taken them hostage while they're hunting for treasure at the bottom of the lake.

Filled with a cast of B-graders and playing like the TV movie it is; this is still acceptable viewing with okay shark attacks (using mostly iffy CGI effects) and a mildly diverting plot - but the shark is really secondary to the treasure hunting baddies, there's a heavy-handed environmental message in the script and the finale is quite noisy and weak.

But it is an alright timewaster if you keep your expectations low.

For some reason it's been rated "R" on home video; though I can't imagine why since it's pretty tame. (Chris Hartley, 6/23/04)

Directed By: Charles Robert Carner.
Written By: J.D. Feigelson, Chris Mack.

Starring: Lou Diamond Phillips, Kristy Swanson, Coolio, Jaimz Woolvett.