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Barracuda (1978)

PG | | Horror, Thriller | January 1979 (USA)
Little coastal town is being terrorized by deadly Barracudas.

Writers:

Wayne Crawford (story and screenplay), Harry Kerwin (story and screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne Crawford ... Mike Canfield (as Wayne David Crawford)
Jason Evers ... Dr. Elliot Snow
Roberta Leighton Roberta Leighton ... Liza Williams
Cliff Emmich ... Deputy Lester
William Kerwin ... Sheriff Ben Williams
Bert Freed ... Papa Jack
Harry Kerwin Harry Kerwin ... Goverment Agent #1
Rick Rhodes Rick Rhodes ... Goverment Agent #2
Matt King Matt King ... Agent Leaving
Robert G. Noe Robert G. Noe ... Hotel Clerk
William Roundebush William Roundebush ... Boy Student
Denise Taylor Denise Taylor ... Girl Student
Leigh Walsh Leigh Walsh ... Girl Student
David Renier David Renier ... Arguing Man on Street #1
Ray Michel Ray Michel ... Arguing Man on Street #2
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A top secret government experiment leads to fatal barracuda attacks on the beaches of a small coastal town formerly renowned for its lobster. A marine biologist and sheriff uncover a plot involving a mentally unstable former war-medic pioneering research into hypoglycemia and its effects on human behavior.

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Taglines:

Something Deadly in the Water...More Dangerous Than Any Shark or Killer Whale! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Joe Dante was offered to direct the film because of his experience with the aquatic creature feature film Piranha which had been released earlier that year. See more »

Goofs

Divers randomly stop bleeding in some shots, and than start bleeding again in other shots. See more »

Quotes

Floyd: Hey Sheriff! Sheriff, wait a minute. What have you got - a shark attack?
Sheriff Ben Williams: Now, nobody said anything about sharks, Floyd. Don't go starting any rumors.
Deputy Lester: Some poor kid drown, that's all!
Sheriff Ben Williams: No big story in that, fellows.
Floyd: A good reporter checks out everything.
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Referenced in 31 Days of Horror: Barracuda (1978) (2017) See more »

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Not so bad (I really appreciate it!)
15 June 2000 | by krieger-3See all my reviews

I bought this movie because I really thought it would be terrible. I imagine something like "Spawn of the Slithis", or "Nazi Surfers Must Die", but this movie turns into a good one after all. In the beginning, the plot is very silly - barracudas eat people. Amazing. The filming under water, with the barracudas waving their tails while eating the limbs of people is laughing. But... in the middle of the movie the barracudas disappear, and the story, although with poor acting, is interesting. In fact, X-Files is very close to that. And the end is a lot better than one you could expect from a movie called "Barracuda".


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Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barracuda See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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