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Up from the Depths (1979)

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A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourist community.

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Alfred M. Sweeney (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Bottoms ... Greg Oliver
Susanne Reed ... Rachel McNamara
Virgil Frye ... Earl Sullivan
Kedric Wolfe Kedric Wolfe ... Oscar Forbes
Charles Howerton ... Dr. David Whiting
Denise Hayes Denise Hayes ... Iris Lee
Chuck Doherty Chuck Doherty ... Ed Bennett (as Charles Doherty)
Helen McNeely Helen McNeely ... Louellen Bennett
Ken Metcalfe ... Mr. Holland
Randy Taylor Randy Taylor ... Jimmy
Dave D'Martyn Dave D'Martyn ... Tourist #1
Clem Persons Clem Persons ... Maintenance Man (as Clem Parsons)
Pete Cooper Pete Cooper ... Nieberg
Katherine Scholy Katherine Scholy ... Darleen
Ken Petruic Ken Petruic ... Harry
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Storyline

A series of mysterious aquatic attacks indicate the presence of some huge, previously unknown giant species of shark that has risen to the surface and is preying on tourists, fishermen, researchers, etc. A local beachcomber and scam artist, Sullivan, will have to put out to sea to defeat it. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Your vacation is about to end!!!


Certificate:

R

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jurassic Jaws See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot and edited in Manila, the Philippine Islands. The director's cut was sent back to Los Angeles where Roger Corman had the film re-cut, plus he had additional footage shot and edited into the film. See more »

Quotes

Tourist: Oh my God, it's a monster fish!
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Followed by Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980) See more »

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One Bad Killer Fish Movie
2 August 2019 | by badboyjohn-38189See all my reviews

This movie was so bad that it was hilarious to watch starting with a script that could have been written better as it had some really ridiculous scenes especially the crowd panicking on the beach and horrendous dialogue but the actors all did a decent job considering what they had to work with. The cinematography was mostly good as the Philippines where the movie was filmed did a good job standing in for Hawaii but some of the underwater scenes were filmed in a way that made it hard to see what was going on. The special effects weren't that bad especially the giant fish and the theme music was similar to the Jaws movie.


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