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Blue Water, White Death (1971)

Documentary focusing on great white sharks.

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Credited cast:
Tom Chapin ...
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Phil Clarkson ...
Himself
Stuart Cody ...
Himself (as Stuart R. Cody)
Peter Lake ...
Himself (as Peter A. Lake)
Peter Matthiessen ...
Himself
Rodney Fox ...
Himself
Valerie Taylor ...
Herself (as Valerie May Taylor)
Ron Taylor ...
Himself
Stan Waterman ...
Himself (as Stanton A. Waterman)
Peter Gimbel ...
Himself
James Lipscomb ...
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Rodney Jonklaas ...
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Wally King ...
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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 Alex "The Sharkman" Buttigieg <sharkman@sharkmans-world.com>

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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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Peter Gimbel: Now I want to tell you very quickly, what we're trying to do off Durban. We're looking for the animal that I think is considered to be the most dangerous predator still living in the world - the Great White Shark - which attacks the carcasses of killed whales in the Indian Ocean on the whaling grounds off here and, in the last ten days has taken five Sperm Whales over forty feet in length and removed from them all the meat down to the spine in a matter of six or seven hours.
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Someone Keeps Calling My Name
Written by Harry Chapin
Sung by Tom Chapin
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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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