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Blue Water, White Death (1971)

G  |   |  Documentary  |  1 June 1971 (USA)
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Documentary focusing on great white sharks.

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Credited cast:
Tom Chapin ...
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Phil Clarkson ...
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Stuart Cody ...
Himself (as Stuart R. Cody)
Peter Lake ...
Himself (as Peter A. Lake)
Peter Matthiessen ...
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Rodney Fox ...
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Valerie Taylor ...
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Ron Taylor ...
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Stan Waterman ...
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Peter Gimbel ...
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James Lipscomb ...
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Peter Gimbel and a team of photographers set out on an expedition to find and Film, for the very first time, Carcharodon carcharias....The Great White Shark. The Expedition took over nine months and traveled from Durban, South Africa, across the Indian Ocean and finally to South Australia. Written by &view=simple&sort=alpha" >Alex "The Sharkman" Buttigieg <sharkman@sharkmans-world.com>

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The Most Frightening and Fascinating Sea Adventure Ever. See more »

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1 June 1971 (USA)  »

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Agua azul, muerte blanca  »

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One of the few documentaries shot in the wide screen 2.35:1 format. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.74 (2009) See more »

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Songs of the Humpback Whale
Recording by Roger Payne and Frank Watlington
Arrangement by John Maddox
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A masterpiece brought back to life
2 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This phenomenal documentary, acclaimed for inspiring JAWS, chronicles the first ever expedition to capture the Great White Shark on film. Peter Gimbel and his team of world famous underwater filmmakers, Ron and Valerie Taylor, and Stan Waterman, travel from Durban, South Africa to South Australia in this tension-filled journey for the ocean's most dangerous creature. The underwater shots in this film are spectacular, and the team captures the mystery and awe surrounding the Great White with artistry and clarity. I found an LA Times review below, be sure not to miss its DVD debut! "This handsome, high-adventure presentation is something special: a film that is actually for the entire family. Crammed with beautiful vistas and exciting underwater scenes." – Los Angeles Times


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