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Night of the Sharks (1988)

La notte degli squali (original title)
PG-13 | | Action | 1 April 1988 (Italy)
David must fight for his life against the gangsters who killed his brother for a CD filled with proof of their illegal activities. When David gets possession of the CD they go down to ... See full summary »


Tonino Ricci (as Anthony Richmond)


Tito Carpi, Tonino Ricci (story)

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Cast overview:
Treat Williams ... David Ziegler
Janet Agren ... Liz Ziegler
Antonio Fargas ... Paco
Stelio Candelli Stelio Candelli ... (as Steve Elliot)
Egidio Termine Egidio Termine
Nina Soldano Nina Soldano ... Juanita
Sal Borgese ... Garcia
Carlo Mucari Carlo Mucari ... James Ziegler (as Charles Mucary)
John Steiner ... Rosentski
Christopher Connelly ... Father Mattia
Ivano Silveri Ivano Silveri
Rinaldo Zamperla Rinaldo Zamperla
Franco Ukmar Franco Ukmar
Ferdinando Tomassini Ferdinando Tomassini


David must fight for his life against the gangsters who killed his brother for a CD filled with proof of their illegal activities. When David gets possession of the CD they go down to Mexico where David lives as a shark hunter. Who will get David first, the gangsters or the shark? Written by kers10@quixnet.net

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Still waters run deep, dark and deadly.




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Italy | Spain | Mexico



Release Date:

1 April 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Night of the Sharks See more »

Filming Locations:

Dominican Republic

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Technical Specs

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Christopher Connelly's final film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Media VHS, along with various public domain DVDs of the film, is missing 8 minutes of footage from the original film. The Japanese VHS and the Italian DVD both have the full 95 minute version. See more »


References Miami Vice (1984) See more »

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La notte degli squali: NOT a shark movie
20 November 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Night of the Sharks is an odd creature, based on it's name and cover you'd amost think *Drumroll* that it was a shark themed movie right? Wrong.

Instead we have a generic action film where a shark just happens to pop up a couple of times but is a side character and none of the plot has anything to do with it.

Starring the underappreciated Treat Williams and Antonio "Huggy Bear" Fargas this Italian made film has a lousy rating on IMDB and truth be told it doesn't even deserve that.

With a plodding pace that didn't keep my attention in the slightest Night of the Sharks is neither what its advertised to be nor in this guys opinion anything that resembles entertainment.

I'm not even addressing the plot in this review as it's so generic it hurts.

Give this movie seven shades of avoidance.

The Good:

Treat Williams & Antonio Fargas

The Bad:

The rest of the cast

No originality

Boring as hell

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Shark movies don't need to about sharks

People are willing to gamble losing a hand for $100

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