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Director:
Writers:
Samuel Fuller (screenplay)
Victor Canning (novel)
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Release Date:
8 October 1969 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
More 'Bite' Than "JAWS"! See more »
Plot:
A gunrunner loses his cargo near a small coastal Sudanese town so he's stuck there. When a woman hires him to raid a sunken ship in the shark-infested waters, he sees a chance to compensate for his losses. He's not the only one. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Burt Reynolds ... Caine

Arthur Kennedy ... Doc

Barry Sullivan ... Prof. Dan Mallare

Silvia Pinal ... Anna
Francisco Reiguera ... Yusef (as Francisco Reyguera)
Enrique Lucero ... Inspector Barok
Manuel Alvarado ... Latalla
Carlos Barry ... Runt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Chávez ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
José Marco ... Pedro - Diver in Opening Scene (uncredited)
Emilia Stuart ... Asha (uncredited)

Directed by
Samuel Fuller 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Victor Canning  novel "His Bones Are Coral"
John T. Dugan  screenplay (as John Kingsbridge)
Samuel Fuller  screenplay
Ken Hughes  adaptation (uncredited)

Produced by
José Luis Calderón .... associate producer
Mark Cooper .... producer
Skip Steloff .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rafael Moroyoqui 
 
Cinematography by
Raúl Martínez Solares 
 
Film Editing by
Carlos Savage 
 
Art Direction by
Manuel Fontanals 
 
Production Management
Herbert L. Strock .... post-production supervisor
 
Stunts
José Marco .... stunts
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Shark!" - USA (original title)
"Maneater" - , USA (reissue title)
"Caine" - USA
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Runtime:
92 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-16 (1990) | Germany:16 | Iceland:12 | USA:M | USA:R (re-rating) | USA:PG (video re-rating)
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Samuel Fuller didn't recognize this picture because it was re-edited by the producer. Fuller never wanted to talk about it.See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Mildly enjoying shark/adventure film, 5 September 2002
Author: Lars Jacobsson (front_by_front@hotmail.com) from Stockholm, Sweden

Burt Reynolds (who never looked more homoerotic macho) plays an American criminal/gundealer in the middle east. After losing all his guns and money in a bust, he starts helping a beautiful blonde and her elderly sugardaddy dive for gold in the shark-filled waters of Sudan. What saves this pretty routine story is the "Fuller edge" put on the charcters: once again he is dealing with cynical, greedy anti-heroes, actually more complex than the lightweight story requires. Imagine a b-movie version of (the overrated) John Huston movie "Treasure of Sierra Madre" set in Sudan and with a bunch of hungry sharks thrown in for good measure, and you got a pretty good idea of what to expect. Also, it's interesting to see a pre-Jaws (pre-Jaws clone, pre-lousy italian Jaws clone, pre-computer animated Jaws clone...) shark-movie. It makes you realise just how groundbreaking Spielberg's movie actually was.

Conclusion: Director Samuel Fuller has made both worse and far better movies than this. If you're a fan of his, or simply want a REAL film in these days of plastic moviemaking, by all means check this out. You probably won't end up loving it, but you'll probably agree it's a perfectly acceptable way to spend 90 minutes of your life. Give it a try.

6.5/10

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