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The Shark Hunter (1979)

Il cacciatore di squali (original title)
A crusty recluse on a Caribbean island who is dedicated to destroying sharks gets involved in a hunt for buried treasure.

Director:

Enzo G. Castellari

Writers:

Tito Carpi (screenplay), Jaime Comas Gil (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Franco Nero ... Mike di Donato
Werner Pochath ... Ramon (as Werner Pochat)
Jorge Luke ... Acapulco
Michael Forest ... Donovan (as Mike Forrest)
Patricia Rivera Patricia Rivera ... Juanita
Mirta Miller ... Rosy
Eduardo Fajardo ... Il capitano Gómez
Enzo G. Castellari ... Il killer (as E. Girolami)
Rocco Lerro Rocco Lerro ... Il picchiatore
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Storyline

Mike fa il cacciatore di squali, ma è un uomo misterioso del cui passato nessuno sa niente, nemmeno la sua donna, Juanita. Poi arriva Acapulco, esperto sub, che fa subito amicizia con lui. Ma la situazione precipita quando si presenta Donovan, accompagnato da Rosy, che in passato ha lavorato con il capitano Gomez per l'Organizzazione. Mike in realtà è l'unico a conoscere la posizione di un aereo inabissatosi con cento milioni di dollari e certo cento milioni di dollari fanno gola a molti, disposti a tutto pur di ottenerli. La caccia è aperta, ma questa volta non agli squali. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Adventure

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Country:

Mexico | Spain | Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 December 1979 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

El cazador de tiburones See more »

Filming Locations:

Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

One of the original posters of this movie (picture 1 of 8 on the main page here) has the iconic rising shark image from the Jaws artwork behind Franco Nero. See more »

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The opening credits list Patricia Rivera, but the closing credits list her as Patrizia Rivera. See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Il Cacciatore di Squali
Music by Guido De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis
Lyrics by Cesare De Natale
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Pretty good action flick
4 August 2012 | by Zbigniew_KrycsiwikiSee all my reviews

Decent enough mob flick/ Jaws ripoff, has Franco Nero sporting a supremely annoying, floppy wig, scouring the waters around small islands in the Caribbean, searching for millions of dollars, the result of a plane crash. Other searchers, as well as corrupt politicians, turn up looking for it as well- despite the fact that it is believed to be located in shark-infested waters. Well photographed in the Caribbean, and with a few good action scenes, but there is a few long stretches of nothing in between the action, and the music is sometimes effective and sometimes almost comically overpowering.

Overall, it is good, but nothing really memorable.


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