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Tintorera: Killer Shark (1977)

¡Tintorera! (original title)
Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive British lady while hunting down a large tiger shark terrorizing the Mexican East coast.


René Cardona Jr.


Ramón Bravo (novel), René Cardona Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Susan George ... Gabriella
Hugo Stiglitz ... Steven
Andrés García ... Miguel
Fiona Lewis ... Patricia
Eleazar García Eleazar García ... Crique (as Eleazar Garcia 'Chelelo')
Roberto 'Flaco' Guzmán ... Colonado (as Roberto 'Flaco' Guzman)
Jennifer Ashley Jennifer Ashley ... Kelly Madison
Laura Lyons Laura Lyons ... Cynthia Madison
Carlos East ... Mr. Madison (as Charles East)
Priscilla Barnes ... Girl From Bar #1
Pamela Garner Pamela Garner ... Girl From Bar #2 (as Pamela Gardner)
Erika Carlsson Erika Carlsson ... Anita (as Erika Carlson)
Manuel Alvarado Manuel Alvarado ... Naval Officer
Alejandro Ciangherotti Alejandro Ciangherotti ... Fisherman #1 (as Alexander Chianguerotti)


Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive British lady while hunting down a large tiger shark terrorizing the Mexican East coast.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There's a monstrous killer churning up the sea... Tintorera ... Bloody Waters See more »


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Did You Know?


The underwater fishing scenes were not simulated and the fish were actually killed. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Mexico, in order to catch major audiences and avoid censorship, two versions were released. An uncut version for mature audiences and a version without sexual scenes for younger audiences. See more »


Referenced in Night of the Juggler (1980) See more »


Giving It Plenty
Music and Lyrics by Simon Bell
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User Reviews

Jaws meets a nudist camp movie!
17 January 2000 | by $TEVE McDSee all my reviews

You're making a Jaws imitation and feel it won't be very popular. What do you do? Fill it with nude and sex scenes of course!In fact,Tintorera is so concerned with showing naked bodies(a surprising amount are men)that the bloodthirsty shark lurking in the waters becomes a mere sub-plot.You begin to ask yourself where the hell this shark is when the characters(horribly dubbed,by the way)are gleefully skinny dipping.

You will ultimately give up on any hopes you may have had of Tintorera being exciting in any way and just enjoy the nude scenes which,by the way are always given a big signpost before they happen,for example"Hey,I've got this GREAT idea,lets all take our clothes off and go swimming!"

Technically,Tintorera is hilariously inept,as is most of the dialogue.The shark scenes are obviously some sort of documentary footage,clearly indicated by the fact that it is a different type of film.Therefore,the characters that get attacked are never seen in the same shot as the shark,which has a very cheap feel to it.

So there you go.That's Tintorera.I can only recommend this film to people who want nudity but don't have the balls to rent a porno(you guys know who you are) and 70's buffs who want to hear a few forgotten disco tracks.

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tintorera... Tiger Shark See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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