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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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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)
Pete Cooper ... Nieberg
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)
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Oh Deary Dear!, 5 February 2004
Author: HeartMonger from Mind of the Films

Alright here I go. I saw the video box to this when I was VERY young in the mid eighties and wanted to rent it because it looked good and scary. But my parents would not let me! So fast forward a few years and I see the film Piranha. I see the finale and a shot from this finale is on the back of the vestron box of "Up from the Depths." So I begin to think I was making it up. That I had not seen a movie of this title. That Piranha WAS the movie I saw. Then I find out about a website called imdb.com and I look this title up. Sure enough I was NOT dreaming! I was actually so excited and went to the only Blockbuster in the state that carried this title about an hour away from my home just to finish the life's pursuit! I got home with intense anxiety, plopped the VHS in the VCR and... what? what is this? this isn't scary? why... how... And that is all that was there. This film is a pretty cheap knock off of Jaws and does not know it is! It deals with two stupid people who for some god unknown reason are spending time at the beach WHEN, they run into some(not so)dangerous trouble when a shark that is like, two feet long comes a shore and starts nib nib nibbling at the vacationers. I was so appauled that I, being a hard core film lover, had been thinking about this film all that time and wondering if I would ever see it! No wonder I could never find it one ago. In fact, in an article I read, the production was so in trouble that it began in Malta, which doubled for the Phillipines, which tripled for Hawaii. The list goes on and on. The scenes are so laughable. Like a scene which a supermodel gives gum to a fish, and she later is doing a nudie shoot on a boat that is attacked by the ugly duckling of a fish. The fish looks cardboard and makes a sound that could frighten a muse! What were the cast and crew thinking! However I would watch it if push came to shove because I am a hardcore Corman fan. But in all honesty and sincerety, stay away unless you really want to waste your money or it is on tv and you feel you just HAVE to see it. 1/10

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