Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016) is a made for TV disaster film - the third sequel to the 2013 film Sharknado, direct sequel to Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! and the fourth film in the Sharknado film series. Thunder Levin, Anthony C. Ferrante, and David Michael Latt returned as writer, director, and producer respectively, while Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, Ryan Newman, and David Hasselhoff likewise returned to reprise their roles. Also joining the cast are Gary Busey, Cheryl Teigs, Imani Hakim, Maya Stojan, Tommy Davidson and Masiela Lusha, while Cody Linley replaces Chuck Hittinger in the role of Matt Shepard. Sharknado 4 is scheduled to premiere on Syfy channel July 31, 2016.
The title and poster of the film are obvious nods to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Five years after the East Coast was ravaged in 'Sharknado 3,' Fin and his family have been blissfully sharknado-free, but now sharks - and 'nados. - are being whipped up in places (and ways) that are completely unexpected.
The movie opens with a Star Wars text crawl.
Set five years after Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Fin is living in Kansas with his mom Raye and his son Gil. Finn travels to Las Vegas to meet Gemini, Matt, and his oldest son. Matt and his fiancé get married. Billionaire Aston Reynolds has created a high-tech way to contain the sharknados. Unfortunately the new technology fails and Fin must save the day (again).
It is revealed that April is alive and has been turned into a bionic woman (unbeknownst to Fin). With a bouldernado approaching, the group hits up a chainsaw store to gather supplies. Surviving all of the different nados, the gang heads back to Kansas where Fin picks up the ultimate chainsaw weapon.
April and Fin are reunited. They group heads to Niagara Falls where they must face a nuclearnado. There Fin and his family get eaten by Sharks but are saved by Little Gil who uses a chainsaw to cut their way out of the sharks' belly. Fin escapes but is unconscious and is revived by April using two baby sharks as defibrillators.
In the post credit end scene it is revealed that Aston is alive.
See also: List of celebrity cameos in Sharknado 4
- Ian Ziering as Finley Shepard
- Tara Reid as April Shepard, Fin's wife
- Ryan Newman as Claudia Shepard, Fin and April's daughter
- Cassie Scerbo as Nova Clarke, a former waitress at Fin's restaurant
- David Hasselhoff as Gilbert Shepard, Fin's father and a former NASA colonel
- Cody Linley as Matthew Shepard
- Imani Hakim as Gabrielle "Gabby" - Matt's girlfriend
- Gary Busey as Wilford Wexler - April's Father
- Cheryl Tiegs as Raye Shepard - Fin's Mother
- Maya Stojan as Romy, Wilford's beautful assisstant
- Tommy Davidson as Aston Reynolds, The playboy tech billionaire and CEO of Astro-X
- Masiela Lusha as Gemini - Fin's Cousin