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Up from the Depths (1979)

R | | Comedy, Horror | June 1979 (USA)
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A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourist community.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Greg Oliver
... Rachel McNamara
... Earl Sullivan
Kedric Wolfe ... Oscar Forbes
... Dr. David Whiting
Denise Hayes ... Iris Lee
Chuck Doherty ... Ed Bennett (as Charles Doherty)
Helen McNeely ... Louellen Bennett
Ken Metcalfe ... Mr. Holland
Randy Taylor ... Jimmy
Dave D'Martyn ... Tourist #1
Clem Persons ... Maintenance Man (as Clem Parsons)
Pete Cooper ... Nieberg
Katherine Scholy ... Darleen
Ken Petruic ... Harry
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A series of mysterious aquatic attacks indicate the presence of some huge, previously unknown giant species of shark that has risen to the surface and is preying on tourists, fishermen, researchers, etc. A local beachcomber and scam artist, Sullivan, will have to put out to sea to defeat it. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Your vacation is about to end!!!

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One of a cycle of 1980s and mid-late 1970s movies that got made after the box-office success of Jaws (1975). The films include that movie's three sequels, Jaws 2 (1978), Jaws 3-D (1983), and Jaws: The Revenge (1987), as well as Orca (1977), Piranha (1978), Tentacles (1977), Killer Fish (1979), Barracuda (1978), Tintorera: Killer Shark (1977), Blood Beach (1980), Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981), The Last Shark (1981), Up from the Depths (1979), Humanoids from the Deep (1980), Screamers (1979), Devil Fish (1984) and Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976). See more »

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Tourist: Oh my God, it's a monster fish!
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stupid and aggravating
21 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Griffith, Corman's muse on masterpieces like "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Bucket of Blood", tries his hand at directing for a change at the behest of Cirio "Vampie Hookers" Santiago. Guess what, it's a Jaws ripoff, and it's set in Hawaii. Instead of Roy Scheider we get one rather gorgeous woman romping around and clashing with, not the corrupt mayor, but the fershlugginer resort manager, a mind-boggling, thrashing and mincing performance by some guy (Virgil Frye?) Every once in a while there are incomprehensible quick-cut sequences of crap happening underwater including this inflatable fish with Dorito teeth. The climax involves blowing the fish up by completing a circuit by reaching into the giant fish's mouth and connecting two wires. Just like in real life! Don't ask for an explanation. Stupid, yes, and amusing as such, but also kind of aggravating.


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