An airplane goes down in the ocean during a storm and a few survivors find refuge on a small tour boat. Swept out to sea, these people slowly starve to death in the hot sun with barely any ... See full summary »
René Cardona Jr.
Glenn Ford appears and narrates in this lesser known documentary/mondo style film about the search for the Great White Shark. Contains some recreations of shark attacks that appear to be ... See full summary »
A scientist tries to save his son from cancer but his experiments turn him into a shark-man instead. A group of people from a pharmaceutical corporation are sent to the mad doctor's island to investigate his activities.
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.
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 »
Years after his parents are killed by a megalodon (an enormous shark that has supposedly been extinct for millions of years), Dr. Spencer is obsessed with the idea of hunting down and ... See full summary »
Antonio Sabato Jr.,
Grand L. Bush
For 12 days in July, 1916, a shark patrolled the waterways of northern New Jersey. This docudrama is based on Richard Fernicola's account of those days. Other accounts of those 12 days led Peter Benchley to write _Jaws_.
Average made-for-TV movie is clearly trying to cash in on Spielberg's JAWS, which was released the previous year. In this film a Great White shark is taking a bite out of people in a coastal town so a couple men rent a boat and go out to kill it for the $20,000 bounty. The quality of this film is pretty much what you would expect from a made-for-TV movie from the 1970's. While it was clearly influenced by JAWS it isn't that bad of a rip off and overall it fits nicely into the decades "man vs. nature" movies. The ending has our two heroes fall into the water and their boat being destroyed. As soon as this happened I couldn't help but think of OPEN WATER so one does get curious to know if the makers of that film had seen this one as children. The movie features a lot of stock footage of the shark, which is good and bad. It's good because the footage is actually great looking with wonderful close ups of the shark. It's bad because it just doesn't mix in too well with the rest of the film and especially during the attacks, which you aren't ever able to see. The ending of the film was pretty much a letdown and I'm still suffering from a "WTF" moment as it still hasn't really made much sense to me. The performances are decent, the direction average and the story is about as simple as you can get and that pretty much sums up the entire film. If you're a fan of this type of film then check it out but others beware.
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