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Samuel Fuller (screenplay)
Victor Canning (novel)
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Release Date:
8 October 1969 (USA) See more »
More 'Bite' Than "JAWS"! See more »
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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  (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)
Jose 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
Jose Marco .... stunts (as José Marco)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Shark!" - USA (original title)
"Maneater" - , USA (reissue title)
"Caine" - USA
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92 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 (1990) | Germany:16 | Iceland:12 | USA:M | USA:R (re-rating) | USA:PG (video re-rating)
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Did You Know?

This film gained some infamy at the time of its release because of the death of one of its stuntmen. He was killed on camera while working with what was supposed to be a sedated shark when a white shark bit through the protective netting and attacked him. When the production company used the death to help promote the film, director Samuel Fuller, who had been clashing with the producers on a wide variety of issues relating to the film, quit the production. When he finally saw the version that was released to theaters, he said they had butchered it so badly while editing it that it was no longer recognizable as his film and demanded that his name be taken off of it, but the producers refused.See more »
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Referenced in My Husband, the Producer (1974)See more »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Dumb and Fun, 27 July 2005
Author: kinojunkie from United States

The majority of this Fuller film takes place in a little Sudanese village where Burt Reynolds can't seem to leave because of a little arms smuggling incident. He plays his usual tough guy role which is amplified ten times because this IS a Sam Fuller film. It all concerns a rather ridiculous plot involving sunken treasure in shark infested waters. What actually hat makes up 90% of this film is just a lot of macho, stupid and funny moments revolving around theft, fighting, drinking and romancing in a foreign land. Man Eater a.k.a. Shark! is an entertainingly mindless piece of celluloid that will probably go down better with a few drinks and some friends who can appreciate the trashier things in life.

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