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Cruel Jaws (1995)

A tiger shark bred by the Navy as a killing machine is wreaking havoc in the sleepy tourist town of Hampton Bay. In the meantime, the mafia is involved with sleazy real estate investments, ... See full summary »


Bruno Mattei (as William Snyder)


Peter Benchley (novel), Robert Feen (screenplay) | 4 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Luther David Luther ... Francis Berger
George Barnes Jr. George Barnes Jr. ... Samuel Lewis (as George Barnes)
Scott Silveria Scott Silveria ... Bob Snerensen
Kirsten Urso Kirsten Urso ... Susy Snerensen (as Kristen Urso)
Richard Dew Richard Dew ... Dag Snerensen
Sky Palma Sky Palma ... Glenda
Norma J. Nesheim Norma J. Nesheim ... Vanessa
Gregg Hood Gregg Hood ... Bill Morrison
Carter Collins Carter Collins ... Ronnie Lewis
Natasha Etzer Natasha Etzer ... Gloria Lewis (as Natasha Etzler)
Larry Zience Larry Zience ... Larry
Jay Colligan Jay Colligan ... Tommy
Coleman Ray Coleman Ray ... Glenn
Dick Robison Dick Robison ... Ramon
Dana Paul Dana Paul ... Head Thug


A tiger shark bred by the Navy as a killing machine is wreaking havoc in the sleepy tourist town of Hampton Bay. In the meantime, the mafia is involved with sleazy real estate investments, and send their thugs to keep a lid on the fact the residents are destined for clam chowder - Sea World owner, Dag, and his dolphins come to the rescue to save Hampton Bay from both the mob and military covert operatives. Written by Humberto Amador

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Release Date:

26 September 1995 (Italy) See more »

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Jaws 5: Cruel Jaws See more »

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Jaws 5
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Cruel Jaws (1995)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Italian director Bruno Mattai is probably known for being the biggest hack of the past thirty years. He made a name for himself by creating some really strange horror films that borrowed music scores, scenes and direct dialogue from whatever movie he was ripping. His most famous film, Hell of the Living Dead was a rip of Romero's Dawn of the Dead and with this film he goes after Jaws. A tiger shark, created by the Navy to kill our enemies, is loose in the ocean and killing everyone. The (sound familiar) nice sheriff wants to close the beaches but the Mayor doesn't want to lose the summer money. People get eaten. I've seen quite a few Italian rips of the Spielberg film and this one here is one of the best actually but there's also the classic Mattai moments where he rips off scenes and dialogue. All four Jaws films have scenes and dialogue redone here and I even noticed some dialogue from Porky's. The attack scenes are done very well even though it's obvious that the shark isn't real. The film drags on a bit too long at 97 minutes but if you don't mind cheese then you might enjoy this.

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