The Last Shark (1981)
"L'ultimo squalo" (original title)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Horror, Thriller  |  5 March 1982 (USA)
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James Franciscus tries to save hundreds of swimmers in a coastal resort after a Great White Shark starts terrorizing the area.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Benton (as James Francicus)
Ron Hamer
Micaela Pignatelli ...
Gloria Benton (as Micky Pignatelli)
Mayor William Wells
Giancarlo Prete ...
Bob Martin (as Timothy Brent)
Stefania Girolami Goodwin ...
Jenny Benton (as Stefania Girolami)
Gian Marco Lari
Chuck Kaufman
Gail Moore
Joyce Lee ...
Kelly Michaels, fourth victim
Don Devendorf
Bill Starks
Rita Martin
Lance Hilliard


An enormous and angry 35 foot Great White Shark takes revenge on humans when they build a beach just for swimmers by a coastal town. After several shark attacks, and the Mayor does nothing to stop it, James Franisscus and Vic Morrow sail in pursuit to stop it. Written by <>

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A clip of this movie is on "The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made" DVD Region 1 NTSC. See more »


James Franciscus' trouser keeps changing from light blue to dark red in the same scene. See more »


Referenced in Secret Cinema (2007) See more »

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9 October 2008 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This movie is really worth the money! I went to a DVD store one day and found this movie amongst splatter movies. I read the cover describing it as a real success at the 80's and how mad Spielberg was when the movie got released. I can't believe this movie got that low rating! It may be cheap, it may be campy, but it's really truly entertaining! When I watched the movie I almost smiled the whole time. And that scene with the helicopter... the gore... his legs! Amazing! Laughed my tears out! Sure it isn't as great as Spielberg's Jaws, but it sure beats the guts out of the bad Jaws sequels! Those who thinks my comment is stupid are just the ones who don't understand how bad can be good. Worth watching!

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