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Tintorera: Killer Shark (1977)
"¡Tintorera!" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Romance  |  15 September 1978 (USA)
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Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive British lady while hunting down a large tiger shark terrorizing the Mexican East coast.

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Fiona Lewis ...
Patricia
Eleazar García ...
Crique (as Eleazar Garcia 'Chelelo')
Roberto 'Flaco' Guzmán ...
Colonado (as Roberto 'Flaco' Guzman)
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Laura Lyons ...
Cynthia Madison
Carlos East ...
Mr. Madison (as Charles East)
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Pamela Garner ...
Girl From Bar #2 (as Pamela Gardner)
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Anita (as Erika Carlson)
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Fisherman #1 (as Alexander Chianguerotti)
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Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive British lady while hunting down a large tiger shark terrorizing the Mexican East coast.

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The underwater scenes showing the Tintorera are stock footage, and the shark is barely five feet long (although it is described as "the largest shark ever seen" at over seven feet long due to trick photography). See more »

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It's Too Late Now
Music and Lyrics by Doreen Chanter
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Not a Jaws Ripoff
20 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive British lady (Susan George) while hunting down a large tiger shark terrorizing the Mexican East coast.

I know what you are thinking. A shark movie in 1977... it has to be a ripoff of "Jaws", right? I would have to say no. While we could surely accuse them of cashing in on the success of "Jaws" and riding on the coattails of shark fever, there is really nothing plot-wise that can compare the two. Heck, they do not even use the same species of shark as their "villain".

But most odd, the focus here is not so much a shark, its victims, or a scared populace. No closing down a beach. No oceanography students. What we have are two guys who make a deal with a woman to have an ongoing three-way sexual relationship. We do not see them in the act, so it is not exactly smutty or even really exploitation, but it sure is scandalous...


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