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Director:
Writers:
William Diehl (novel)
Gerald Di Pego (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 December 1981 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Nobody leans on Sharky's Machine. [Theatrical] See more »
Plot:
Tom Sharky is demoted to vice after a bust goes terribly wrong. He and his team stumble across a mob murder tied to prostitution and government. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Burt Reynolds ... Sharky

Vittorio Gassman ... Victor

Brian Keith ... Papa

Charles Durning ... Friscoe

Earl Holliman ... Hotchkins

Bernie Casey ... Arch

Henry Silva ... Billy Score

Richard Libertini ... Nosh

Darryl Hickman ... Smiley

Rachel Ward ... Dominoe

Joseph Mascolo ... Joe Tipps

Carol Locatell ... Mabel

Hari Rhodes ... Highball Mary

John Fiedler ... Barrett
James O'Connell ... Twigs

Val Avery ... Man with Siakwan

Suzee Pai ... Siakwan
Aarika Wells ... Tiffany

Tony King ... Kitten

Dan Inosanto ... Chin No. 1
Weaver Levy ... Chin No. 2
May Keller ... May (as May Keller Pearce)
Sheryl Kilby ... Lisa
James Lewis ... Policeman No. 1
Scott Newell ... Policeman No. 2
Glynn Rubin ... Pregnant Woman
Bennie Moore ... Bus Driver
Alveda King ... Bus Rider (as Alveda King Beale)
Gayle Davis ... Bus Rider
Atim Kweli ... Bus Rider
Brenda Bynum ... Aging Hooker
Gus Mann ... Flasher
William Diehl ... Percy
Elaine Falone ... Hooker with Mabel
Wanda Strange ... Hooker No. 1
Barbara Stokes ... Hooker No. 2
John Greenwell ... Rachel

John Arthur ... Pusher
Terrayne Crawford ... Woman
Mary Beth Busbee ... Woman at Garden Party
J. Don Ferguson ... Rally Emcee
Monica Pearson ... Newscaster (as Monica Kaufman)
Dave Michaels ... Newscaster
Wes Sarginson ... Newscaster
Forrest Sawyer ... Newscaster
Colonel Beach ... Security Officer
Danny Nelson ... Man with Mabel
Lamar Jackson ... Boots
El Mongol ... Mongol
Sue Cockrell ... Victor's Girl
Lisa Hall ... Victor's Girl
Pam Newman ... Victor's Girl
April Reed ... Victor's Girl
Susan Williamson ... Victor's Girl

Diana Castle ... Girl with Kitten (as Diana Szlosberg)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Duncan McNeill ... Teen on bus (uncredited)

Bill Nunn ... Kitten's Bouncer (uncredited)

Vinnie Varone ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Burt Reynolds 
 
Writing credits
William Diehl (novel)

Gerald Di Pego (screenplay)

Produced by
Hank Moonjean .... producer
Edward Teets .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
William A. Fraker (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William D. Gordean  (as William Gordean)
Dennis Virkler 
 
Casting by
Terry Liebling  (as Terry H. Liebling)
 
Production Design by
Walter Scott Herndon 
 
Set Decoration by
Phil Abramson  (as Philip Abrahamson)
 
Costume Design by
Norman Salling 
 
Makeup Department
Gabriel Borgo .... hair stylist (as Gabe Borgo)
Ken Chase .... makeup artist
Tom Ellingwood .... makeup artist
Lynda Gurasich .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Edward Teets .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Moen .... second assistant director
Benjamin Rosenberg .... first assistant director (as Benjy Rosenberg)
Jim Van Wyck .... second assistant director
Don Wilkerson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Dunn .... property master (as Mike Dunn)
Craig Edgar .... set designer
Joseph Karas .... construction foreman
Gary F. Kieldrup .... assistant property master (as Gary Kieldrup)
Ronald D. Kropf .... painter foreman
Charles McKinlay .... construction foreman
Michael Miller .... assistant property master (as Michael 'Max' Miller)
Ernest Phillips .... stand-by painter (as Ernie Phillips)
Richard Reseigne .... construction coordinator (as Dick Reseigne)
Edmund Villa .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Milton C. Burrow .... supervising sound editor
Jay Engel .... adr editor
Walter A. Gest .... sound re-recordist (as Walter Gest)
Joe Kenworthy .... sound mixer
Rick Kline .... re-recording mixer
Glen Lambert .... boom operator (as Glenn Lambert)
Donald O. Mitchell .... re-recording mixer
Bill Nicholson .... re-recording mixer
Jack Solomon .... sound mixer
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Phil Cory .... special effects
 
Stunts
Jerry Barrett .... stunts
Bobby Bass .... stunt coordinator
David R. Ellis .... stunts (as David Ellis)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
James Hooks Reynolds .... stunts (as James Reynolds)
Dar Robinson .... stunts
Bobby Sargent .... stunts
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (as Glenn Wilder)
Lars Lundgren .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerald H. Boatright .... electrical best boy
Gary R. Dodd .... key grip
John J. Ellingwood .... second assistant camera
Nick McLean .... camera operator
Doug Pentek .... electrical gaffer
Keith Peterman .... first assistant camera
Richard R. Robinson .... still photographer (as Richard Robinson)
Garrett Brown .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Brian W. Roy .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jim Garrard .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gene Deardorff .... costumer: men
Arlene Encell .... wardrobe supervisor: women
Don Vargas .... wardrobe supervisor: men
 
Editorial Department
Janice Parker .... assistant editor
Charles Woolf .... assistant editor
David Williams .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Al Capps .... conductor
Al Capps .... music arranger
Bob Florence .... additional music arranger
Snuff Garrett .... music supervisor
Grover B. Helsley .... scoring mixer (as Grover Helsley)
Jim Henrikson .... music editor
Dave Pell .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Donald R. Casella .... transportation coordinator
Richard H. Greever .... transportation co-captain
Bill Myers .... transportation co-captain (as William H. Myers)
Marsha Lawson Young .... driver for rachel ward (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Don Bachardy .... dominoe's portrait by (as Don Baccardy)
Beverly Baker .... assistant: Burt Reynolds
Blanche Bisbing .... assistant production accountant
Roberta Brecher .... security supervisor
Stanley Brossette .... unit publicist
Tom Culla .... assistant: Burt Reynolds
Anthony Ferro .... choreographer
Vince Heileson .... production accountant
Art 'Klondike' Jones .... craft service
Jerry Ketcham .... plannings consultant
Richard Liebegott .... assistant to producer
Richard Liebegott .... production coordinator
Princess O'Mahoney .... administration assistant
Wallace Potts .... administration assistant
Charlotte Shoaff .... assistant: Terry H. Liebling
Louis Silvers .... administration assistant
Joseph S. Straka III .... security supervisor
Cynnie Troup .... script supervisor
Dorothy Vitale .... first aid
David Williams .... administration assistant
Tom D.W. Bartlett .... medic: second unit (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sharkey's Machine" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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Runtime:
122 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Though Burt Reynolds has made numerous police thrillers and played a cop or private detective numerous times, it is this one only movie that is filmed with a very similar tone and style to the "Dirty Harry" series.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Billy Score shoots his first victims his gun has a silencer mounted on the barrel. We still hear "boom, boom" anyway. One shot is even heard from a POV outside the apartment where the killings are occurring.See more »
Quotes:
Sharky:You know Frisco, when we used to flush the toilet upstairs, we always wondered where it came to...See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Le marginal (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
Route 66See more »

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