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Cruel Jaws (1995)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | Video 26 September 1995
A huge shark terrorizes a beach in Florida, and the locals try everything to kill it.


Bruno Mattei (as William Snyder)


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




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


With the annual Regatta celebration just around the corner, an aggressive 25-foot Tiger shark swims into the waters of the sleepy seaside town of Hampton Bay. In the meantime, against the backdrop of a shady real-estate deal, the defenceless owner of the local amusement park, Dag Snerensen, finds himself with his back to the wall, as an unscrupulous land-developer and his ruthless mobsters use strong-arm tactics to convince him to give up his property. Of course, the greedy mayor refuses to close the beaches, and before long, the first corpses start washing up on the shore. But, now that the ferocious aquatic predator has tasted human flesh, it will stop at nothing to get its next meal. Who can rid the ocean of the beast? Written by Nick Riganas

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Lifts footage from Steven Spielberg's Jaws (1975), Jeannot Szwarc's Jaws 2 (1978), Joe D'Amato's Deep Blood (1990), and mostly from Enzo G. Castellari's The Last Shark (1981). See more »


Sometimes the shark is clearly a dolphin. See more »


Berger: We're gonna need a bigger HELICOPTER!
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A poor man's "Jaws"...
29 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

It was really difficult to believe that this movie was made in 1995, because the feel of the movie and the production value was way under even the original "Jaws" movie from 20 years earlier than this.

"Cruel Jaws" even borrowed so heavily from various movies in the "Jaws" franchise that it was embarrassing to bear witness to. It even had some music that also was blatantly taken from "Star Wars".

This movie was boring, uneventful and just downright ridiculous, and if you enjoy killer shark movies then you should stay well clear of "Cruel Jaws". I suffered through this poor man's version of "Jaws" so you don't have to.

The acting in "Cruel Jaws" was as stiff and rigid as everything else in the movie, and there weren't a single familiar face in the entire movie.

You would get more enjoyment out of covering yourself in blood and fish remains and jumping into a shark tank than you will get from this movie. Take heed and don't waste time, money or effort on this abysmal shark movie.

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26 September 1995 (Italy) See more »

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