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The Last Shark (1981) More at IMDbPro »L'ultimo squalo (original title)

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Release Date:
5 March 1982 (USA) See more »
A quiet, restful summer in the lazy coastal town of Port Harbor is abruptly about to end. See more »
James Franciscus tries to save hundreds of swimmers in a coastal resort after a Great White Shark starts terrorizing the area. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Decent cash-in on Jaws See more (48 total) »


  (in credits order)

James Franciscus ... Peter Benton (as James Francicus)

Vic Morrow ... Ron Hamer
Micaela Pignatelli ... Gloria Benton (as Micky Pignatelli)

Joshua Sinclair ... 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
Don Devendorf

Bill Eudaly
Bill Starks
Rita Martin
Lance Hilliard

Massimo Vanni ... Jimmy (as Max Vanders)

Ennio Girolami ... Matt Rosen (as Thomas Moore)
Alessandro Maspes (as Alex Maspes)
John Morrison
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Dolgin ... Bob Martin / Reporter 2 (voice: English version)
Steven Luotto ... William 'Billy Joe' Wells Jr. (voice: English version)
Joseph Oliveira ... Beach Goer
Gregory Snegoff ... Dave / Jimmy / Reporter 1 (voice: English version)
Nick Alexander ... Matt Rosen (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Fabio Balini ... (uncredited)
Paul Costello ... Mayor's Attorney (uncredited)
Gianluca Donnini ... (uncredited)
Billy Fields ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Andrea Girolami ... Kid on Beach (uncredited)
Romano Puppo ... Briley (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Gloria Benton (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Ellen Winsor ... Young Woman Watching News Crew (uncredited)

Directed by
Enzo G. Castellari 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ramón Bravo  uncredited
Vincenzo Mannino  screenplay
Marc Princi 
Ugo Tucci  story

Produced by
Maurizio Amati .... producer
Sandro Amati .... associate producer
Edward L. Montoro .... executive producer
Ugo Tucci .... producer
Original Music by
Guido De Angelis 
Maurizio De Angelis 
Cinematography by
Alberto Spagnoli 
Film Editing by
Gianfranco Amicucci 
Art Direction by
Franco Vanorio  (as Francesco Vanorio)
Set Decoration by
Stefano Paltrinieri 
Costume Design by
Carlo Carunchio 
Makeup Department
Giusy Bovino .... hair stylist
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... hair stylist
Giovanni Morosi .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giuseppe Giglietti .... first assistant director
Stratton Leopold .... assistant director
Art Department
Giancarlo Carbonaro .... property master
Georgio Ferrari .... constructor: shark
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... sound (English language version)
Gianni D'Amico .... sound re-recordist
Carlo Palmieri .... sound
Tomas Valenti .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Antonio Corridori .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Giancarlo Formichi .... underwater photographer (as Giancarlo Formichi Moglia)
Giuseppe Maccari .... camera operator
Mauro Marchetti .... assistant camera
Arnaldo Mattei .... underwater photographer
Editorial Department
Roberto Amicucci .... assistant editor
Other crew
Billy Fields .... set medic
Egle Guarino .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'ultimo squalo" - Italy (original title)
"Great White" - USA
"Jaws 81" - Hong Kong (English title) (premiere title)
"The Great White" - USA (alternative title)
"The Last Jaws" - USA (video title)
"The Last Sharks" - Hong Kong (English title) (imdb display title)
"Jaws Returns" - Japan (English title) (video title)
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88 min | Spain:82 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2008) | France:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Norway:15 (2008) | Norway:16 (video) (1983) | Sweden:15 | USA:PG (certificate #26545) | West Germany:12 (f) (cut)
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Did You Know?

One of a cycle of 1980s and mid-late 1970s movies that got made after the box-office success of Jaws (1975). The films include that movie's three sequels, Jaws 2 (1978), Jaws 3-D (1983), and Jaws: The Revenge (1987), as well as Orca (1977), Piranha (1978), Tentacles (1977), Killer Fish (1979), Barracuda (1978), Tintorera: Killer Shark (1977), Blood Beach (1980), Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981), The Last Shark (1981), Up from the Depths (1979), Humanoids from the Deep (1980), Screamers (1979), Devil Fish (1984) and Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976).See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When the shark eats the bait from the chopper, stage light's can be seen reflected.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Great White: The Legacy (2013) (V)See more »


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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Decent cash-in on Jaws, 3 January 1999
Author: Michael A. Martinez ( from Los Angeles, CA

Enzo G. Castellari, once again delivers quite a piece of cinema. The story is rather dull and uninspired (except by JAWS of course), but Castellari remedies that with very energetic direction, an excellent musical score by Guido and Maurizio De Angelis, and a lot of his mouth-watering wide angle use of slow motion. Lots of cult film actors (Including Vic Morrow, James Franciscus, and Giancarlo Prete) and a lot of goofy effects and stock footage, make this film completely silly and enjoyable rather than disturbing or shocking as most horror films set out to be. That's probably the opposite of what ZOMBIE producer Ugo Tucci wanted, but this film is quite fun to watch and worth repeat viewings.

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