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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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Karen (as Jenifer Bishop)
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John Davis Chandler ...
Charlie (as John Chandler)
Ben Kronen ...
Whitney
Paul Preston ...
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Milton 'Butterball' Smith ...
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Bob Gordon ...
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Jerry Albert ...
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1st Patrolman (as Ric O'Feldman)
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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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shark | medallion | shaman | animal | revenge | See more »

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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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The Jaws of Death  »

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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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So bad it is, literally, not even funny.
9 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is without a doubt one of the worst films I have ever seen. My wife, some friends, and I rented this because we thought we could at least laugh at how bad it was. We were wrong.

The basic story has some, but little, promise or value, while the plot development and screenplay are extremely forced, contrived, and, in a word, cretinous. The basic story itself is ludicrous but could have been the core of a much better film had the development been handled with at least some skill, and had the makers not thrown in seemingly haphazard, unexplained scenes or focused on apparently irrelevant events that seem destined to have some role only to be forgotten half way through. The directing, acting, etc., are all utterly dreadful and the cinematography is little better than that of a home-made movie. Richard Jaeckel, befitting his vast experience compared to the other cast members, is a bit better than the others and only he sometimes has some dim spark that brings his acting up to a mediocre level. The other "actors" are universally abysmal. I could add more, but this film really isn't worth much effort.


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