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Killer Shark (1950)

A college student takes a break and goes out to sea with his father, the captain of a shark-hunting boat. When his inexperience results in an accident in which his father and a crewman are ... See full summary »

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Joe - crewman
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Pinon - the boy
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Tony - crewman (as Julio Sebastian)
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A college student takes a break and goes out to sea with his father, the captain of a shark-hunting boat. When his inexperience results in an accident in which his father and a crewman are badly injured, he tries to make up for it by rounding up another crew and going back out on the hunt. However, things don't turn out quite the way he planned. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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19 March 1950 (USA)  »

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Mares Sangrentos  »

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Dreadful cheapskate movie
4 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

There is little about Killer Shark that is any way recommendable .It was made on a shoestring budget and it shows .

The theme is a variation on the classic Captains Courageous .A young College student spends the Summer working on his fathers rusting old shark fishing boat and is responsible for a serious accident which sees two men-including his father-severely injured.This places at risk his fathers ability to repay the loan on his vessel and so he resolves to put a crew together and go out in search of shark himself.Unfortunately he hooks up with a crew of robbers who plan to make away with the cargo themselves.

Poorly acted ,flat and ugly in its lighting and with a crude anti intellectual message this is a tedious experience that makes then same directors brilliant Randolph Scott Westerns from the same era all the more remarkable by contrast.

Give it a miss.


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