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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)
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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
92 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 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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This film gained some infamy at the time of its release because of the death of one of its stuntmen. He was attacked and killed on camera while working with what was supposed to be a sedated shark. 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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Not A Good Movie, But Not The Fault Of Burt Or Fuller, 7 January 2015
Author: slightlymad22 from United Kingdom

First off this movie is not really about sharks. The only thing accurate about my DVD is that it features Burt Reynolds in a lead role.

Plot In A Paragraph: Burt Reynolds plays Caine, a gunrunner who becomes stranded in a small port in the Red Sea. He meets a woman who propositions him to dive into shark- infested waters off the coast for scientific research. However, Caine realises the woman and her partner are actually treasure hunters, and at not to be trusted.

During production in Mexico in 1967, one of the film's stuntmen was attacked and killed on camera by a shark that was supposed to have been sedated. When the production company used the death to promote the film, (even retitling the film from "Caine" after Reynolds character to "Shark!") Fuller, who had been arguing with the producers on several major issues relating to the film, quit the production.

When Samuel Fuller finally saw the version that was released to theaters, he said it was so badly butchered he demanded the producers take his name off it. The producers refused.

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