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Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  July 1976 (USA)
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A man accidentally learns that he has a mystical connection with sharks, and is given a strange medallion by a shaman. Becoming more and more alienated from normal society, he develops an ability to communicate with sharks telepathically, setting out to destroy anybody who harms sharks. People enter into his strange world to exploit his weird passion, and he uses the animals to gain revenge on ... See full summary »

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Sonny Stein
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A man accidentally learns that he has a mystical connection with sharks, and is given a strange medallion by a shaman. Becoming more and more alienated from normal society, he develops an ability to communicate with sharks telepathically, setting out to destroy anybody who harms sharks. People enter into his strange world to exploit his weird passion, and he uses the animals to gain revenge on anybody who double crosses him.

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Filmed without the benefit of cages or mechanical sharks to offer protection!

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Horror | Thriller

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According to numerous interviews with director William Grefe, star Richard Jaeckel only flubbed one single line of dialogue throughout the shooting of the whole picture. See more »

Quotes

Karen: [Sonny suggests she swim with sharks like he does] You're not playing with a full deck!
Sonny Stein: Look, I'm not crazy if that's what you mean.
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Fun shark movie
16 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie is about a guy whose best friends are sharks.

He talks to them and gets revenge if anybody hurts them. A science lab does something awful to his sharks and they pay the price. The music score for this movie is quite good and it sets the mood. Also the only thing this movie has in common with Jaws is that it has sharks in it, the plot is totally different. It also has some amusing parts in it too. All in all a fun, amusing shark movie. I give Mako: The Jaws of Death **1/2 out of ****


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