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Up from the Depths (1979)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  June 1979 (USA)
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A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourist community.

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Greg Oliver
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Rachel McNamara
Virgil Frye ...
Earl Sullivan
Kedric Wolfe ...
Oscar Forbes
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Dr. David Whiting
Denise Hayes ...
Iris Lee
Chuck Doherty ...
Ed Bennett (as Charles Doherty)
Helen McNeely ...
Louellen Bennett
Ken Metcalfe ...
Mr. Holland
Randy Taylor ...
Jimmy
Dave D'Martyn ...
Tourist #1
Clem Persons ...
Maintenance Man (as Clem Parsons)
Peter Cooper ...
Nieberg (as Pete Cooper)
Katherine Scholy ...
Darleen
Ken Petruic ...
Harry
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A series of mysterious aquatic attacks indicate the presence of some huge, previously unknown giant species of shark that has risen to the surface and is preying on tourists, fishermen, researchers, etc. A local beachcomber and scam artist, Sullivan, will have to put out to sea to defeat it. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Your vacation is about to end!!!

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Comedy | Horror

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R

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Jurassic Jaws  »

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New World Pictures double-billed this feature with the superior David Cronenberg film The Brood (1979). See more »

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Tourist: Oh my God, it's a monster fish!
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Referenced in Aquanoids (2003) See more »

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Nice scenery, great 1970s period decor, cheesy dialog, rubber monster!
14 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a nearly completely redone version of Jaws, of course. The monster gets a 1, pretty lame big rubber fish. The script a 2, too much really bad humor that's tried to be passed off as wit. The supporting cast a 3, some are okay some are not, and the boy and girl leads get a 4, they really are not bad and handled their parts in such a grade C film with respect. The nice scenery of a remote Hawaiian island gets a 5 and the all around neat 1970s mishmash decor gets a 7, and not higher because it wasn't planned but was just there to be used. I mean just look at that hotel, with a 1960s angular pointy diner roof and greco-roman columns holding it up!


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