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Writers:
Peter Benchley (screenplay)
Peter Benchley (novel)
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Release Date:
13 June 1980 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
For three hundred years, a terrifying secret has been kept from the outside world. See more »
Plot:
In New York, the journalist Blair Maynard convinces his editor to travel to Florida to investigate the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Superb modern day pirate tale! See more (67 total) »

Cast

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Michael Caine ... Blair Maynard

David Warner ... John David Nau
Angela Punch McGregor ... Beth

Frank Middlemass ... Windsor
Don Henderson ... Rollo

Dudley Sutton ... Dr. Brazil

Colin Jeavons ... Hizzoner

Zakes Mokae ... Wescott
Brad Sullivan ... Stark
Jeffrey Frank ... Justin Maynard

John O'Leary ... Doctor #1
Bruce McLaughlin ... Doctor #2
James J. Casino ... Doctor #3 (as Jimmy Casino)
Suzanne Astor ... Mrs. Burgess
Susan Bredhoff ... Kate
Reg Evans ... Jack the Bat
Steve Gladstone ... Pirate
David Hart ... Attendant
Robert Hirschfeld ... Cook

Gary Hoffman ... Mr. Burgess

George Marshall Ruge ... Seaman #1
John Macchia ... Seaman #2
Ricky Rincon ... Manuel
Robert Thomas Salmi ... Ship Captain
William G. Schilling ... Baxter (as William Schilling)

Stewart Steinberg ... Hiller
Bob Westmoreland ... Charter Boat Captain
Mark Westwood ... Coast Guardsman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rod Ball ... CPO Zimmerman (uncredited)
Chris Bean ... Charter Yacht Captain (uncredited)

Christine Page ... Woman at Gun Range (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Ritchie 
 
Writing credits
Peter Benchley (screenplay)

Peter Benchley (novel)

Produced by
David Brown .... producer
Richard D. Zanuck .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Henri Decaë 
 
Film Editing by
Richard A. Harris 
 
Production Design by
Dale Hennesy 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert De Vestel 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Paquita Núñez .... hair stylist
José Antonio Sánchez .... makeup artist (as Jose Antonio Sanchez)
Bob Westmoreland .... makeup artist
Stan Winston .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Alan Levine .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Carreras .... second assistant director
Mishka Cheyko .... first assistant director (as Michel Cheyko)
Peter Waller .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jack M. Marino .... property master (as Jack Marino)
Gary Martin .... construction coordinator
Dianne Wager .... assistant art director (as Diane Wager)
Tom Margozewitz .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernard Bats .... sound mixer
Richard Beggs .... sound re-recording
Mark Berger .... sound re-recording
Jay Boekelheide .... sound editor
Tom Bullock .... supervising sound editor
Frank Cervarich Jr. .... assistant sound editor
Eugene Finley .... supervising sound editor
Vivien Hillgrove Gilliam .... sound editor (as Vivien H. Gilliam)
Richard Hymns .... assistant sound editor
Michel Kharat .... boom operator
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording (as Rick Kline C.A.S.)
Bobbe Kurtz .... sound editor
Norman Mau .... assistant sound editor (as Norman R. Mau)
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording (as Donald O. Mitchell C.A.S.)
Bill Nicholson .... sound re-recording
John Nutt .... sound editor
David Parker .... production mixer
Clyde Sorenson .... sound mixer (as Swede Sorensen)
Dennie Thorpe .... assistant sound editor
Richard Beggs .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Mark Berger .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Rick Kline .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Donald O. Mitchell .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Bill Nicholson .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Karen Spangenberg .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gregg Bond .... special effects artist
Cliff Wenger .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Taylor .... matte photographer
Albert Whitlock .... special visual effects
 
Stunts
Phil Adams .... stunts
Fletcher Bryant .... stunts
James J. Casino .... stunts (as Jimmy Casino)
David S. Cass Sr. .... stunts (as Dave Cass)
Michael Cassidy .... stunts (as Mike Cassidy)
Erik Cord .... stunts
Bill Couch Jr. .... stunts
Vince Deadrick Jr. .... stunts
Christopher Doyle .... stunts (as Chris Doyle)
Dean Engelhardt .... stunts
George Fisher .... stunts
Ted Grossman .... stunt coordinator
Orwin C. Harvey .... stunts (as Orwin Harvey)
Bob Herron .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
John Hudkins .... stunts
Mike Johnson .... stunts (as John Michael Johnson)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Clay Lacy .... stunts
Fred Lerner .... stunts
Dennis Madalone .... stunts
Bill Madden .... stunts (as William James Madden)
Grant Page .... stunts
Victor Paul .... stunts
Ernest Robinson .... stunts (as Ernie Robinson)
George Robotham .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunts
Philip Romano .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts (as Tom Rosales Jr.)
Paul Stader .... stunts (as Paul Stadler)
Bud Walls .... stunts
Jerry Wills .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Georges Ferrière .... gaffer
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... key grip
Eugene B. Kerry .... key grip
Ron Knox .... gaffer
François Lauliac .... assistant camera
Margaret Miller .... assistant camera (as Margaret Ann Miller)
Neil Roach .... sea photography
Yves Rodallec .... camera operator
Brian Hamill .... still photographer (uncredited)
Michael Orefice .... gaffer: added scenes (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Dee Miller .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elizabeth Brown .... wardrobe assistant
Mary Malin .... assistant costume designer
Robert M. Moore .... costume supervisor (as Bob Moore)
Silvio Scarano .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Carolyn H. Abe .... first assistant editor
Aubrey Head .... color timer (as Aubrey L. Head)
Burton J. Sears .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ennio Morricone .... conductor
Michael Tronick .... music editor
Ralph Burns .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Gary Chason .... production assistant
Susan Dukow .... production secretary
Al Ebner .... unit publicist
Moby Griffin .... marine coordinator
Hank Guzman .... location auditor
Ray Pratte .... united states coast guard advisor (as Lt. Commander Ray Pratte)
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Brian Stuart-Young .... production assistant
Fred Zendar .... technical advisor (as Manfred Zendar)
Rod Ball .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
109 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ | Canada:14 (Ontario) | Finland:K-15 (uncut) (2009) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1980) | France:12 | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:16 (cut) | Norway:15 (uncut) (2009) (DVD premiere) | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The movie was nominated for two Razzie Awards at the inaugural Golden Raspberry Awards in 1981, for Worst Actor (Michael Caine) and Worst Director (Michael Ritchie).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Just as Michael Caine exits the plane right before it explodes, he yells "Run, Jeffrey, run" to his son. But his son's name (the character) is Justin, not Jeffrey. Jeffrey is the first name of the actor who plays the son.See more »
Quotes:
Beth:What's that?
Blair Maynard:It's a drug called cocaine.
Beth:What does it cure?
Blair Maynard:Insecurity.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ein HeldenlebenSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Superb modern day pirate tale!, 25 May 2000
Author: mjshannon from LaGrange, Iliinois

I've always loved this movie. The first part of the film nicely details the troubled relationship between father and son (played by Michael Caine and Jeffrey Frank respectively)and helps you build a sympathy for them that then makes the final part of the movie all the more intense and gut wrenching as a result. As this is essentially a modern day pirate tale you can rest assured that there is no shortage of crusty pirate talk, filthy bodies (although the pirates wife's body makes for a pleasant exception to the rule)unrelenting carnage and David Warner,all of which add up to make a splendid entertainment! The locales are also lush and pleasing. You really have to love a film that can take such beautiful surroundings and add that edge of real menace and danger. The finale is a whole lotta fun too. Check this one out , it's a work of art!

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