Sharknado 5: Global Swarming features Many Cameos

SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING -- Pictured: (l-r) Tara Reid as April Shepard, Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard -- (Photo by: Ernesto Ruscio/Syfy)

SyFy’s newest installment, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, featured a ton of celebrities making cameo appearances as Sharknadoes formed across the globe.

The newest film, naturally, ends on a cliffhanger as older Gil (Dolph Lundgren) comes back from to future to help his dad, Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering).  Gil got pulled into the Sharknado earlier and they chase after him throughout the globe.

Coming into the final scene, it would have appeared that the series was going to end with just about every character in this film having died, including the major ones of April Shepard (Tara Reid) and Nova Clark (Cassie Scerbo).  The adventure continues in Sharknado 6.

The scenes with Fin and Nova at a cave below Stonehenge are full of Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark references.

The Cameo List:
Chris Kattan: The Prime Minister of England
Clay Aiken: Llewelyn, an English technician much in the same way that Q was for the Bond franchise
Fabio: The Pope
Tony Hawk: A weapons operative who also rides a skateboard
Olivia Newton-John & Chloe Lattanzi: The Grease star and her daughter play play Orion and Electra, two Australian-based scientists who operate in a base located inside the Sydney Opera House
Margaret Cho: A bride on her honeymoon when a Sharknado hits
Jai Rodriguez: The groom to Cho’s bride
Bret Michaels: He plays himself as Nova hits him with a bus in London.  He survives the crash but not the Sharknado
Charo: The Queen of England
Gilbert Gottfried: Ron McDonald, a TODAY correspondent
Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford, & Hoda Kotb: Themselves
Gus Kenworthy: The Olympic freeskiing medalist plays himself
Jeff Rossen: the NBC News investigative correspondent plays himself
Greg Louganis: an art thief who tries to steal a relic
Tom Daley: The Olympic diver plays himself
Ross Mullan: Game of Thrones’ White Walker plays a scientist, Dr. Wobbegon
Geraldo Rivera: Dr. Angel
Bai Ling: Mira
Nichelle Nichols: The Star Trek alumnus plays a NATO secretary and her line is a Star Trek easter egg.
Downtown Julie Brown: Vatican consigliere for the Pope
Sasha Cohen: an ice skater
Porsha Williams: Andromeda, a member of the Sharknado Sisterhood.
Tiffany Pollard: a Brazilian artifacts dealer
Cat Greenleaf: Herself
Dan Fogler: Himself
Abby Lee Miller: Herself

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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