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Devil Fish (1984)

Shark: Rosso nell'oceano (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 14 November 1986 (USA)
A marine biologist, a dolphin trainer, a research scientist, and a local sheriff try to hunt down a large sea monster, a shark/octopus hybrid, that is devouring swimmers and fishermen off a south Florida coast.

Director:

Lamberto Bava (as John Old Jr.)

Writers:

Lamberto Bava (additional material), Gianfranco Clerici (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Sopkiw ... Peter
Valentine Monnier Valentine Monnier ... Dr. Stella Dickens
Gianni Garko ... Sheriff Gordon (as John Garko)
William Berger ... Prof. Donald West
Iris Peynado ... Sandra Hayes
Lawrence Morgant Lawrence Morgant ... Dr. Davis Barker
Cinzia de Ponti ... Florinda (as Cinthia Stewart)
Paul Branco Paul Branco ... Miller
Dagmar Lassander ... Sonja West
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank von Kuegelgen Frank von Kuegelgen ... Medical Examiner (voice)
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Storyline

Several boats are torn apart, badly wrecked corpses are washed ashore... something horrible is out in the Caribbean sea. The teeth marks on the bodies don't lead to any known animal, so scientist Dr. Stella Dickens suspects it's a so far unknown life form and strives to catch it alive. She doesn't know yet that ruthless scientists have genetically created this creature as a bioweapon, or that it has been designed to reproduce by asexual means. And that the company she works for created the creature and will stop at nothing to keep their secret. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

14 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Devilfish See more »

Filming Locations:

Filmatix, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

At 46 minutes they are drinking beer from cans of European rather than American dimensions, despite being filmed in Florida. See more »

Goofs

An oil slick fire would do little damage to an underwater monster. See more »

Quotes

Professor West: For a woman who has the sensitivity of a slut... to the point of giving her lover the identical watch she gave to her husband as an anniversary present, I will not accept lessons.
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Crazy Credits

The "Devil Fish" version shows the title twice at the beginning; once just after the attack on the boat and once during the opening credits. See more »

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Fun monster, fun gore, lousy story
11 September 2002 | by horrorbargainbinSee all my reviews

It's a poorly edited film with lots of loose ends and plots that go nowhere. A hit-man character would be better off cut, if not for the scene where he strips an informer naked and throws her into the bathtub with an on hairdryer. There is some more hardcore horror with bit-off limbs and a decapitation where the man's body is inside the fish.

It's the popular view to think of the fish itself as being cheap looking. I disagree. It's pretty lifelike for an 80's rubber monster effect and a lot more enjoyable to me than the video game styled fish in 'The Phantom Menace'.


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