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Barracuda (1978)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  January 1979 (USA)
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Little coastal town is being terrorized by deadly Barracudas.

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Mike Canfield (as Wayne David Crawford)
Jason Evers ...
Dr. Elliot Snow
Roberta Leighton ...
Liza Williams
Cliff Emmich ...
Deputy Lester
William Kerwin ...
Sheriff Ben Williams
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Papa Jack
Harry Kerwin ...
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Rick Rhodes ...
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Matt King ...
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Robert G. Noe ...
Hotel Clerk
William Roundebush ...
Boy Student
Denise Taylor ...
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Leigh Walsh ...
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David Renier ...
Arguing Man on Street
Ray Michel ...
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Little coastal town is being terrorized by deadly Barracudas.

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You Can Almost Hear The Screams! as the water below becomes a CHURNING DEATHBED of FLASHING TEARING TEETH!

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3 January 2014 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Barracuda (1978)

* (out of 4)

Yet another rip-off of JAWS, this one here has a couple college students trying to test the waters of a beach community because a local plant owner has been dumping chemicals. Of course these chemicals turn the barracudas into man-eating monsters. BARRACUDA is one of the worst films from this genre that I've seen. Even some of the worst of the "when animals attack" genre at least keep you entertained but this sucker is pretty much bad from the start and it never gets any better. There are countless problems with this film but we can start with the screenplay, which is pretty much nothing but dialogue. I've never seen a film like this talk so much as it seems the characters want to talk about anything they can. This includes a silly love story that pops up between two of the characters and of course you get some "polution is evil" chat, which at times is rather funny. Even worse are the barracuda attacks because it really does seem that all the creatures are just stuff fished being moved around on people while someone else shoots out some blood. The effects are never believable and it's really too bad they didn't try doing something more original or at least keep you glued to what they might eventually look like. The performances are all pretty forgettable but there are a few nice supporting performances including Cliff Emmich (INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS). This film really isn't worth watching for any reason. Sure, some of the underwater photography is nice but that's not enough of a reason to sit through the entire thing.


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