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The Shark Hunter (1979)

Il cacciatore di squali (original title)
A crusty recluse on a Caribbean island who is dedicated to destroying sharks gets involved in a hunt for buried treasure.

Director:

Enzo G. Castellari

Writers:

Tito Carpi (screenplay), Jaime Comas Gil (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Franco Nero ... Mike di Donato
Werner Pochath ... Ramon (as Werner Pochat)
Jorge Luke ... Acapulco
Michael Forest ... Donovan (as Mike Forrest)
Patricia Rivera Patricia Rivera ... Juanita
Mirta Miller ... Rosy
Eduardo Fajardo ... Il capitano Gómez
Enzo G. Castellari ... Il killer (as E. Girolami)
Rocco Lerro Rocco Lerro ... Il picchiatore
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Storyline

Mike fa il cacciatore di squali, ma è un uomo misterioso del cui passato nessuno sa niente, nemmeno la sua donna, Juanita. Poi arriva Acapulco, esperto sub, che fa subito amicizia con lui. Ma la situazione precipita quando si presenta Donovan, accompagnato da Rosy, che in passato ha lavorato con il capitano Gomez per l'Organizzazione. Mike in realtà è l'unico a conoscere la posizione di un aereo inabissatosi con cento milioni di dollari e certo cento milioni di dollari fanno gola a molti, disposti a tutto pur di ottenerli. La caccia è aperta, ma questa volta non agli squali. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Adventure

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Country:

Mexico | Spain | Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 December 1979 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

El cazador de tiburones See more »

Filming Locations:

Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

The plot, or main destination/goal, of seeking a treasure that's "guarded" by killer sharks is more liken to Cornel Wilde's Sharks' Treasure than Jaws. Wilde's movie came out the same year as Jaws, so it was, for the most part, its own thing. See more »

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The opening credits list Patricia Rivera, but the closing credits list her as Patrizia Rivera. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Il Cacciatore di Squali
Music by Guido De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis
Lyrics by Cesare De Natale
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The Shark Hunter on DVD or VHS
26 August 2003 | by slave2pcSee all my reviews

I saw this movie almost a thousand times when I was a kid. I had it on VHS. And I loved it every time. But now the tape has been lost for years, and I miss this great movie, especially the music score. Is there anyone out there who can tell me how to get this film? On DVD would be perfect, but I don't think that is possible. Even on DivX or SVCD is just fine. I would be VERY grateful...


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