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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 ...
Goverment Agent #1
Rick Rhodes ...
Goverment Agent #2
Matt King ...
Agent Leaving
Robert G. Noe ...
Hotel Clerk
William Roundebush ...
Boy Student
Denise Taylor ...
Girl Student
Leigh Walsh ...
Girl Student
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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A hand can be seen pushing a barracuda past the camera, when Bubba and the security guy go out in the boat and pick up the marine biologist diver from the water - as he's climbing into the boat. See more »

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Full Film Riding on the Back of Jaws
14 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A top secret government experiment leads to fatal barracuda attacks on the beaches of a small coastal town formerly renowned for its lobster. A marine biologist (Wayne Crawford) and sheriff (William Kerwin) uncover a plot involving a mentally unstable former war-medic (Evers) pioneering research into hyperglycemia and the effect on human behavior.

Writer-director Harry Edward Kerwin came out of the same group that brought H. G. Lewis to notoriety, and he was the brother-in-law of actress Connie Mason. Unfortunately, "Barracuda" was his last film, and he passed at age 48 the following year.

Writer-star Wayne Crawford has fared better, going on to act in bigger and better things, as well as producing a few noteworthy films of the 1980s (such as "Valley Girl" and "Night of the Comet"). Well played, Wayne.

I liked this film and think it deserves better than the low rating and obscurity it has achieved. This is actually a very clever script and contains good performances. Sure, it is misleading to make it about attacking fish when it is more of a government conspiracy film. And I do think the pace is a bit slow at times. But it is hardly a bad film, and the fact that (as of this writing) is has not found a Wikipedia page or a decent DVD release is sad. Where are you, Scream Factory?


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