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Director:
Writers:
Lamberto Bava (additional material)
Gianfranco Clerici (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 November 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Sink your teeth into pure terror. See more »
Plot:
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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The Atlantic Wolffish Will Tear Your Soul Apart
 (From FEARnet. 26 July 2013, 3:00 PM, PDT)

So What's The Worst Movie Of All Time?
 (From Manny the Movie Guy. 9 April 2013, 6:09 PM, PDT)

Schlock Value: Issue #8
 (From Icons of Fright. 24 November 2012, 11:15 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
The Italian Jaws. See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (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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Runtime:
90 min | West Germany:85 min (cut version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Star Michael Sopkiw attributes the film's flaws and negative reviews to the production's limited budget, saying that Lamberto Bava was a great director.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the Devil Fish attacks Dr. Bates, she trips and throws her ax overboard. Later, she picks it up off the deck, far from the side of the boat where she tripped.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Bob Hogan:He'd sit on his mother's head if he had something to gain by it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The Italian Jaws., 17 January 2006
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

Marine biologists in Florida discover that a monstrous shark-like creature has been behind some recent deaths and seek to solve the problem.

Best known as 'Devil Fish' in America (this film has numerous titles) this rather cheap-looking Jaws take from Italy was directed by none other than Mario Bava Jr and believe me, it's far from his best work! Having said that, Devil Fish is mainly a movie for the schlock or trash horror lovers out there. After all our hero's balls do pop out of his shorts in one low-angle shot!! The film is a bit on the sloppy side as far as story and direction goes. The creature FX aren't bad at times (there's some fairly gory scenes to be had) but over all they are uneven. A decent enough cast and music score does help to redeem the film, even if the cast is dubbed something awful.

For those looking for a good Bava Jr film check out Macabrae (1980) or A Blade in the Dark (1983), but those that enjoy trashy Euro-horror might just like this one.

** out of ****

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