Red Water

views updated

Red Water ★ 2001 (R)

Sanders is a Louisiana fisherman and ex-oil company worker who hooks up with his scientist wife to find natural gas in a Louisiana river. At the same time, gangsters and an excon are heading to the same place looking for buried loot, and a freshwater shark picks the spot as well, looking for a human buffet. The too-complicated plot only serves as a reason for everyone to show up and become shark bait for the ridiculously fake-looking maneater. If you're gonna spend time watching a shark movie, make it “Jaws” instead of this made-for-TV waste. 92m/C VHS, DVD . Lou Diamond Phillips, Kristy Swanson, Coolio, Jaimz Woolvett; D: Charles Robert Carner; W: J.D. Feigelson, Chris Mack; C: Michael Goi. TV