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The Last Shark (1981) Poster

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Shortly before the film's release, Universal Pictures filed suit against the producers, claiming the film plagiarized Jaws (1975), and the Australian distributors, for breach of copyright regarding Peter Benchley's book "Jaws". Universal won an injunction, and the film was pulled from theaters.
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The video was released in Japan as "Jaws Returns", a supposed "sequel" to Jaws (1975). The box cover art contains the same Jaws font and logo used on all promotional materials for the Steven Spielberg film.
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Theatrical trailer is on "Dusk To Dawn Drive-In Trash-O-Rama Vol. 1" DVD.
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Released in Spain as if it was the third part of Jaws (1975).
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A clip of this movie is on "The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made" DVD Region 1 NTSC.
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Jaws (1975) was titled "Tubarão" in Brazil, so this film was released in Brazil as "O Último Tubarão". Hordes of teens who'd grown up watching edited versions of the Roy Scheider flick on TV rushed to the theaters to watch what seemed to be a part of the saga.
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Director Enzo G. Castellari thought about making a sequel, appropriately titled "L'ultimo Squalo 2". But because of the mechanical shark being damaged after shooting, the sequel was never made.
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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).
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