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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 »


René Cardona Jr.




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 Ricardo Noriega


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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If the storm doesn't kill you... the sharks will! Who will survive? See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


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


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 »


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

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It's all about the stars
9 January 2010 | by samhill5215See all my reviews

Having seen this film twice now - which some might find unbelievable or even masochistic - I felt I had to comment on it. It's easy to pan. The music is cheesy. In fact, as my wife suggested, it sounds like a porn flick. The dialog is downright juvenile if not stupid. Its runtime is way too long. I could go on but you get the idea. So why did I watch it twice? Well, one of my guilty pleasures is bad movies and I am a devoted fan of Carroll Baker and this movie fit both bills. Strangely enough the second time around I found much to like. The underwater scenes were really well done, especially those of the corals which were absolutely spectacular. The sharks were awesome, shown in all their predatory splendor and captivating ferocity. The cyclone scenes were also really cool, especially the ones of the seawall breaking and subsequent flooding. My guess is they were filming a real cyclone as these were not studio or miniature shots. And of course it starred Carroll Baker, still a knockout at 47, even without a hint of makeup. And Arthur Kennedy, at 64, in another trademark performance. Seeing him in this megalomaniac turkey was akin to a pilgrimage. To be honest, had it not been for these two actors I would not have bothered to see the film let alone review it.

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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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