Tom Sharky is a narcotics cop in Atlanta who's demoted to vice after a botched bust. In the depths of this lowly division, while investigating a high-dollar prostitution ring, Sharky stumbles across a mob murder with government ties, and responds by assembling his downtrodden fellow investigators (Sharky's "machine") to find the leaders and bring them to justice before they kill off all his partners and witnesses, including Sharky himself. Written by
Burt is Sharky. Nobody leans on Sharky's Machine!
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Source "Sharky's Machine" (1978) novelist William Diehl
was in negotiations to pen the movie's screenplay from his own novel according to the 27th September 1978 edition of show-business trade paper 'Daily Variety' but in the end the film script for the picture was written by screenwriter Gerald Di Pego
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After Arch climbs over Papa's dead body on the stairwell, Papa moves his head. See more
Do you think I will live... or die?
Ah, you'll die all right!
No, I don't think so. No, not by you!
Performed by Doc Severinsen
by Bob Florence
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