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Deadly Jaws (1974)

Ein toter Taucher nimmt kein Gold (original title)
A group of adventurers embark on the mission of a life time and head for the Caribbean to hunt for sunken treasure and face all the challenges you might expect - sharks, spear guns and ... See full summary »


Harald Reinl, Jürgen Roland (uncredited)


Jürgen Goslar (as George Merlon), Heinz G. Konsalik (novel)

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Credited cast:
Horst Janson ... Hans Faerber
Hans Hass Jr. Hans Hass Jr. ... Peter Damms
Marius Weyers ... René Chagrin
Monika Lundi Monika Lundi ... Ellen
Sandra Prinsloo ... Pascale (as Sandra Prinzlow)
Percy Sieff Percy Sieff ... Don Pedro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philip Boucher Philip Boucher
Bill Flynn Bill Flynn ... Thug
Keith Grenville Keith Grenville ... Coast Guard Captain
Paul Malherbe Paul Malherbe
Len Sparrowhawk Len Sparrowhawk ... Jeweller
Gordon van Rooyen Gordon van Rooyen ... Hotel Manager


A group of adventurers embark on the mission of a life time and head for the Caribbean to hunt for sunken treasure and face all the challenges you might expect - sharks, spear guns and pirates. The superb cinematography by veteran DP Franz X. Lederle is brilliant and makes this exciting movie even more superb.

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afrikaans | based on novel | See All (2) »


Adventure | Drama


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West Germany


German | Afrikaans

Release Date:

15 March 1974 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Jaws See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Production Co:

Rapid Film,Terra-Filmkunst See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Deadly Jaws
14 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Deadly Jaws (1974)

** (out of 4)

The title might make this sound like another Jaws rip off but it's actually another sunken treasure film. Two divers find a treasure map, which apparently points to a sunken treasure below the ocean. They hire a professional to help them get the gold but this guy turns out to have a few secrets of his own. This is a rather strange German film that is being sold in the recently released "Grindhouse Experience Vol 2" collection but those expecting anything like that are going to be disappointed because the film is certainly PG rated from start to finish. The film actually isn't too bad as we get some nice underwater photography, which certainly steals the show. We also get several close up looks at various sea creatures including an octopus and a Hammerhead shark. What doesn't work is the actual screenplay, which is rather bland and doesn't offer anything new. We get the same turning on each other aspect as well as various members of the crew having secrets. The ending when the divers are attacked by Mexican pirates is pretty over the top. Another annoying thing is that every time the director builds up some suspense it's over before it begins. In one scene one of the divers is surrounded by sharks and can't float up to the top but then the very next second he's up on the boat and we never get to see how he escaped. This film isn't bad but it's nothing special either.

It should also be noted that the DVD features a good, full screen print but there are forced Japanese subtitles.

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