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The Last Shark (1981)

L'ultimo squalo (original title)
PG | | Horror | 5 March 1982 (USA)
James Franciscus tries to save hundreds of swimmers in a coastal resort after a Great White Shark starts terrorizing the area.

Director:

Enzo G. Castellari

Writers:

Vincenzo Mannino (screenplay), Marc Princi | 1 more credit »
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Director: William Grefé
Stars: Richard Jaeckel, Jennifer Bishop, Buffy Dee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franciscus ... Peter Benton (as James Francicus)
Vic Morrow ... Ron Hamer
Micaela Pignatelli ... Gloria Benton (as Micky Pignatelli)
Joshua Sinclair ... Mayor William Wells
Giancarlo Prete ... Bob Martin (as Timothy Brent)
Stefania Girolami Goodwin ... Jenny Benton (as Stefania Girolami)
Gian Marco Lari
Chuck Kaufman Chuck Kaufman
Gail Moore Gail Moore
Joyce Lee Joyce Lee ... Kelly Michaels
Don Devendorf Don Devendorf
Bill Eudaly
Bill Starks Bill Starks
Rita Martin Rita Martin
Lance Hilliard Lance Hilliard
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Storyline

An enormous and angry 35 foot Great White Shark takes revenge on humans when they build a beach just for swimmers by a coastal town. After several shark attacks, and the Mayor does nothing to stop it, James Franisscus and Vic Morrow sail in pursuit to stop it. Written by <Blythe379@cs.com>

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You're what's for dinner See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

5 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Great White See more »

Filming Locations:

Malta See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shortly before the film's release, Universal Pictures filed suit against the producers, claiming the film plagiarized Jaws (1975), and the Australian distributors, for breach of copyright regarding Peter Benchley's book "Jaws". Universal won an injunction, and the film was pulled from theaters. See more »

Goofs

At minute 22:50 character Peter Benton states the record length for a great white shark is 28 feet. All of the science literature however suggests nothing longer than 20 feet has ever been documented. See more »

Quotes

Ron Hamer: It's not his hunger he wants to satisfy. He wants to kill. So you have two choices. One, get out of his way. The other, is to hold your ground and fire, and try to kill him because you do not have another choice. Any questions?
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Hilarious!
9 October 2008 | by ChipsmannenSee all my reviews

This movie is really worth the money! I went to a DVD store one day and found this movie amongst splatter movies. I read the cover describing it as a real success at the 80's and how mad Spielberg was when the movie got released. I can't believe this movie got that low rating! It may be cheap, it may be campy, but it's really truly entertaining! When I watched the movie I almost smiled the whole time. And that scene with the helicopter... the gore... his legs! Amazing! Laughed my tears out! Sure it isn't as great as Spielberg's Jaws, but it sure beats the guts out of the bad Jaws sequels! Those who thinks my comment is stupid are just the ones who don't understand how bad can be good. Worth watching!


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