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
If you mess with a cop like Sharky, you better be very tough . . . or very beautiful.
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Did You Know?
Though Burt Reynolds
has made a number of police thrillers and played a cop or private detective a number of times, it is this one only movie that is filmed with a very similar tone and style to the "Dirty Harry" series. See more
On the boat, Smiley tells Sharky, "When you went to see the man, you really pissed him off... you should have just turned[Dominoe] in. She'd be dead, but Nosh, Jo Jo and all your friends would be alive." But the way the movie is edited, Nosh and Jo Jo were killed before Sharkey went to see Victor to tell him Dominoe is still alive. See more
You know Frisco, when we used to flush the toilet upstairs, we always wondered where it came to...
Performed by The Manhattan Transfer
Written by Bobby Troup
(as B. Troup)
Courtesy Atlantic Records See more