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Writer:
Alfred M. Sweeney (screenplay)
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Release Date:
June 1979 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Your vacation is about to end!!!
Plot:
A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourist community. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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This one is a ripoff of Jaws that is more enjoyable than Devil Fish. See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Sam Bottoms ... Greg Oliver

Susanne Reed ... Rachel McNamara
Virgil Frye ... Earl Sullivan
Kedric Wolfe ... Oscar Forbes

Charles Howerton ... 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
Bobby Greenwood ... Tourist #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Babb ... Newsman

R. Lee Ermey
Don Gordon Bell ... Drunk Party guest (uncredited)
Dorothy Burham ... Sandy Kane (uncredited)
Joe Crawford ... Extra (uncredited)
Phyllis Crawford ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles B. Griffith 
 
Writing credits
Alfred M. Sweeney (screenplay)

Anne Dyer  uncredited

Produced by
Rolando S. Atienza .... executive producer (as Jack Atienza)
Jill Griffith .... associate producer
Manny Norman .... associate producer
Cirio H. Santiago .... producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
James Horner (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ricardo Remias  (as Rick Remington)
 
Film Editing by
Gervacio Santos  (as G.V. Bass)
R.J. Kizer (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Peque Gallaga  (as Maurice Gallagher)
 
Art Direction by
Ben Otico 
 
Production Management
Marty David .... production manager
Steven Kovacs .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leo Martinez .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Willie Arce .... sound (as Willie Archer)
 
Special Effects by
Santos Hilario .... special effects (as Sandy Hill)
Robert Short .... special effects
Chris Walas .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Arce .... underwater camera operator
Proceso Lázaro .... camera operator: second unit (as Ross Lazarus)
Patric J. Abaravich .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Restie Umali .... composer: additional music (as Russell O'Malley)
Restie Umali .... musical director (as Russell O'Malley)
 
Other crew
Bert Amazan Jr. .... script supervisor (as Bert Mars Jr.)
Peque Gallaga .... underwater director (as Pete Gallagher)
Sammy Umali .... production coordinator (as Sam O'Malley)
Kent Adamson .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jurassic Jaws" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia:
New World Pictures double-billed this feature with the superior David Cronenberg film The Brood (1979).See more »
Quotes:
Tourist:Oh my God, it's a monster fish!See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
This one is a ripoff of Jaws that is more enjoyable than Devil Fish., 3 April 2011
Author: Aaron1375

I did not hate this movie, had they worked on it some more it could have been an okay movie. The film is about a shark that is attacking a resort in Hawaii. It is apparently a shark that was released or something during the implied quake at the beginning of the film. I say implied as you see rocks fall down and the camera shake, but the girl who is scuba diving seems unfazed and no one makes mention of this quake during the film. This film is of course trying to capitalize on the success of Jaws, however the acting and tension in that movie can not be replicated. So you ramp up the blood and guts and show lots of skin. The film almost seems to get this fact, but does not have quite enough gore, and sure there is a lot of skin, but not quite enough. Instead we get the whole cover up thing, where people try to hide the fact there is something chomping on people and we have a movie that was apparently only 75 minutes that felt like it lasted twice as long. The shark attacks are all the same, you get flashes of this and that and fake blood without getting a clear shot of the shark, which I can understand as it does not look all that good (better than the one in Devil Fish). There was also a very missed opportunity for like a very cool kill. A model is topless in a net on a boat, if the shark had come out of the water and ripped into her it would have been the ultimate shark kill, instead she goes underwater and dies the same way as everyone else. The end feels like the end of a Hal Needham film as they all enter boats and go to kill the fish. I thought it was rather amusing when this young couple paddle out in a boat that looks like a plastic protector for a sandwich, I thought for sure they would be dead. It was not all that good, but I did not think it was terrible either. Just needed work.

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