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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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Sink your teeth into pure terror. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

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

Real amputees portrayed victims of the film's monster shark. See more »

Goofs

When the Devil Fish attacks Dr. Bates, she trips and throws her ax overboard. Later, she picks it up off the deck, far from the side of the boat where she tripped. See more »

Quotes

Doctor: Whatever it is, I wouldn't want to rub it the wrong way.
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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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Silly "Jaws" Rip-Off---European Style.
10 October 2003 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

A prehistoric monster known as the "Shark rosso nell'oceano" (translated into "Devilfish") is terrorizing the waters of the Caribbean as boats are destroyed completely and corpses start popping up everywhere. Really stupid venture from the European cinema that tried, unsuccessfully I might add, to capitalize on the world-wide phenomena that the "Jaws" franchise had. A bunch of episodic situations, a distracting love story, cheap visual effects and cheaper performers ultimately allows "Devilfish" to go out to sea long before its running time ends. Turkey (0 stars out of 5).


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