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Lamberto Bava (additional material)
Gianfranco Clerici (screenplay)
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Michael Sopkiw ... Peter
Valentine Monnier ... Dr. Stella Dickens
Gianni Garko ... Sheriff Gordon (as John Garko)
William Berger ... Prof. Donald West

Iris Peynado ... Sandra Hayes
Lawrence Morgant ... Dr. Davis Barker
Cinzia de Ponti ... Florinda (as Cinthia Stewart)
Paul Branco ... Miller
Dagmar Lassander ... Sonja West
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ennio Brizzolari ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Dino Conti ... Dr. Bob Hogan (uncredited)
Lisa Frances Rubin ... Molly (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Sonja West (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Dr. Janet Bates (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Goffredo Unger ... Fisherman That Loses Leg (uncredited)
Darla N. Warner ... Dr. Janet Bates (uncredited)

Directed by
Lamberto Bava  (as John Old Jr.)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lamberto Bava  additional material
Gianfranco Clerici  screenplay
Luigi Cozzi  (story) (as Lewis Coates)
Sergio Martino  (story) (as Martin Dolman)
Hervé Piccini  screenplay
Dardano Sacchetti  screenplay

Produced by
Mino Loy .... producer
Max Pécas .... co-producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Fabio Frizzi  (as Antony Barrymore)
Cinematography by
Giancarlo Ferrando  (as John McFerrand)
Film Editing by
Roberto Sterbini  (as Bob Wheeler)
Production Design by
Massimo Antonello Geleng  (as Anthony Geleng)
Set Decoration by
Bill Chappel 
Sam Olsen 
Costume Design by
Massimo Antonello Geleng  (as Antony Geleng)
Makeup Department
Giuseppe Ferranti .... makeup artist (as Victor Basil)
Production Management
Sergio Borelli .... production manager (as Boris Gray)
Lucia Nolano .... unit manager (as Lucy Nolan)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruno Mattei .... assistant director (as Gilbert Roussel)
Goffredo Unger .... assistant director (as Fredy Unger)
Sound Department
Raffaele De Luca .... sound (as Ralph Luca)
Gene Luotto .... post-synchronisation: English version
Special Effects by
Germano Natali .... special effects
Ovidio Taito .... creator of the monster shark
Ovidio Talto .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Ennio Brizzolari .... key grip
Chris Heston .... assistant camera
Hal Thompson .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Frazier Gould .... assistant editor
Phil Lovely .... assistant editor
Massimo Quaglia .... assistant editor (as Max Quayle)
Max Quayle .... assistant editor
Other crew
Leonardo Curreri .... administrator (as Leonard Curren)
Egle Guarino .... script supervisor (as Egle Sun)
Alessandro Loy .... production assistant
Monique Roussel .... production secretary

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Shark: Rosso nell'oceano" - Italy (original title)
"Devilfish" - USA (video box title)
"Monster Shark" - Philippines (English title)
"Shark: Red on the Ocean" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
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90 min | West Germany:85 min (cut version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Luigi Cozzi (credited as "Lewis Coates") always names the female lead character in his movies "Stella."See more »
Continuity: 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 »
[trying to record the Devil Fish's cry]
Dr. Bob Hogan:You filthy rotten bloody shark, LET ME HEAR YOU!
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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Movie stinko in any "oceano"...., 25 August 2001
Author: Mister-6 from United States

Italians movie-makers love to rip off American movies. All of our movies, and as often as possible.

I'm not stating that as a slur against Italy as a whole, but I would like to further observe that the Italian film industry does itself great harm by allowing travesties like this to go overseas to be seen by the world at large. That's all I'm saying.

And no more grave injury do the Italian people subject themselves to than by not sticking a harsh penalty upon those who made the world watch "Shark rosso nell'oceano" - which is, admittedly, a ripoff of the far-superior "Jaws" (as if you didn't know).

Let's dive into the plot (Get it? Haw-haw...): this huge monstrous swimming thing that looks like a cross between an octopus, a shark and Steven Tyler attacks many innocent Americans (ie: Italians) off the coast of Florida (ie: Italy) and the intrepid, beer-swilling Peter (Sopkiw) sails out with his anorexic, beer-swilling girlfriend and other beer-swilling people whose main purposes are to be eaten by the creature, killed by mysterious forces who want the creature left alone or just stand around and be otherwise useless (and swill beer)...or be the doctor in this film who defibrilates dying patients repeatedly (20, maybe 30 times in a row) without waiting for his paddles to recharge (must be one heck of a good battery there, doc).

Then there's the, if you thought the "Jaws" shark was fake, look herein and have your mind changed IMMEDIATELY.

This is a movie that was directed as an afterthought (by a Bava!), edited with an onion chopper, acted by ambulatory (beer-swilling) pieces of driftwood and written by (PRESUMABLY beer-swilling) people who should never ever ever ever be let near a typewriter, movie studio or major city in the world ever again. If this is how the people who made this film think real people act in such a situation, they've obviously made one too many of them zombie movies. Or swilled too much beer.

Need I say this movie is bad? It is: bad like green cottage cheese; bad like a Hawaiian shirt at a formal wedding; bad like the "Bad Theatre" skits Dan Aykroyd used to host on "Saturday Night Live"; bad like Calista Flockhart Weight Gain Tablets - get it? Good.

Mike and the SOL gang slap this beer-drunk beauty upside the head repeatedly and reveal this "horror" film as what it is: horrible. Though, with a certain European charm: it's charming, when watched by a European - preferably a beer-swilling one.

No stars for the waterlogged, dead fish known as "Shark rosso nell'oceano"; six stars for the MST3K version. ...and now, anyone for a beer?

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