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Cyclone (1978)

An airplane goes down in the ocean during a storm and a few survivors find refuge on a small tour boat. Swept out to sea, these people slowly starve to death in the hot sun with barely any ... See full summary »

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René Cardona Jr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Kennedy ... The Priest
Carroll Baker ... Sheila (as Carrol Baker)
Lionel Stander ... Taylor
Andrés García ... Andrés
Hugo Stiglitz ... Pilot
Mario Almada ... Pitorro
Olga Karlatos Olga Karlatos ... Monica
Stefania D'Amario ... Linda, the stewardess (as Stefania D. Mario)
Milton Rodríguez Milton Rodríguez
René Cardona III ... Thomas (as Al Coster)
Carlos East
Ricardo Carrión Ricardo Carrión
René Cardona ... (as Rene Cardona Mr.)
Jorge Victoria Jorge Victoria
Ricardo Noriega
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Storyline

An airplane goes down in the ocean during a storm and a few survivors find refuge on a small tour boat. Swept out to sea, these people slowly starve to death in the hot sun with barely any food or clean water. With no place to turn, the boat survivors resort to cannibalism to stay alive...that is ..until the rescue planes come to pick them up and the man eating sharks decide its time to eat as well. Written by alfiehitchie

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The Violent Storm Was Only the Beginning ... The Sharks Would Be the Merciless End! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and violent/disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1978 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror Storm See more »

Filming Locations:

Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Arthur Kennedy's voice is dubbed by another actor in the English language version. See more »

Goofs

Composer Riz Ortolani's name is misspelled in the closing credits. He's listed as Ritz Ortolani. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Italian dvd contains two version of the film: the Italian version which runs 97 minutes,and the international version which runs 113 minutes See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Guyana: Cult of the Damned (2012) See more »

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Good potential turning into a fairly boring mess
20 January 2013 | by Vomitron_GSee all my reviews

Now this one had some damn good ideas. A cyclone reeks havoc, and we follow the struggle for survival of not one, but three groups of people (initially on a plane, a tourist boat and a fishing boat), all afloat in the vast ocean waters. But somehow director René Cardona Jr manages to mess up everything he possibly can and turns it into a pretty damn bad movie. The acting is downright hilarious. And some people speaking with their mouths closed due to bad dubbing, does not help things either. But it does make it funnier. The dialogues are close to being the most stupid, idiotic and plain ridiculous things I've ever heard in a movie. Yes, there's a bit of cannibalism. Yes there's a couple of shark attacks. But nothing too explicit. And that's okay, really. Doesn't have to be. When the rest of the movie's good, at least. But it's not. It's bland and uninspired with just plain retarded characters. Too many of them, even. And learning that there's even a version of this film running no less than 118 minutes, I wonder now how redundant a movie can actually get.


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