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Devil Fish (1984)

Shark: Rosso nell'oceano (original title)
A marine biologist, a dolphin trainer, a research scientist, and a local sheriff try to hunt down a large sea monster, a shark/octopus hybrid, that is devouring swimmers and fishermen off a south Florida coast.


(as John Old Jr.)


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Cast overview:
Michael Sopkiw ...
Valentine Monnier ...
Sheriff Gordon (as John Garko)
Prof. Donald West
Lawrence Morgant ...
Cinzia de Ponti ...
Florinda (as Cinthia Stewart)
Paul Branco ...


Several boats are torn apart, badly wrecked corpses are washed ashore... something horrible is out in the Caribbean sea. The teeth marks on the bodies don't lead to any known animal, so scientist Dr. Stella Dickens suspects it's a so far unknown life form and strives to catch it alive. She doesn't know yet that ruthless scientists have genetically created this creature as a bioweapon, or that it has been designed to reproduce by asexual means. And that the company she works for created the creature and will stop at nothing to keep their secret. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Undisturbed for a thousand years, the devil has now awoken. See more »


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Release Date:

14 November 1986 (USA)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film's cast and crew were made up of Americans, Italians, and Latin Americans. Communication was often a challenge. The cast shot their scenes speaking their native languages, knowing that the dialog would be dubbed in English later. See more »


At one point, Peter says the Devil Fish is eight feet away. A few seconds later, before it turns away, he says it's 20 feet away. See more »


Professor West: For a woman who has the sensitivity of a slut... to the point of giving her lover the identical watch she gave to her husband as an anniversary present, I will not accept lessons.
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Crazy Credits

The "Devil Fish" version shows the title twice at the beginning; once just after the attack on the boat and once during the opening credits. See more »

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Fun monster, fun gore, lousy story
11 September 2002 | by (hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

It's a poorly edited film with lots of loose ends and plots that go nowhere. A hit-man character would be better off cut, if not for the scene where he strips an informer naked and throws her into the bathtub with an on hairdryer. There is some more hardcore horror with bit-off limbs and a decapitation where the man's body is inside the fish.

It's the popular view to think of the fish itself as being cheap looking. I disagree. It's pretty lifelike for an 80's rubber monster effect and a lot more enjoyable to me than the video game styled fish in 'The Phantom Menace'.

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