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The Last Shark (1981)

L'ultimo squalo (original title)
PG | | Horror | 5 March 1982 (USA)
James Franciscus tries to save hundreds of swimmers in a coastal resort after a Great White Shark starts terrorizing the area.

Director:

Enzo G. Castellari

Writers:

Vincenzo Mannino (screenplay), Marc Princi | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franciscus ... Peter Benton (as James Francicus)
Vic Morrow ... Ron Hamer
Micaela Pignatelli ... Gloria Benton (as Micky Pignatelli)
Joshua Sinclair ... Mayor William Wells
Giancarlo Prete ... Bob Martin (as Timothy Brent)
Stefania Girolami Goodwin ... Jenny Benton (as Stefania Girolami)
Gian Marco Lari
Chuck Kaufman Chuck Kaufman
Gail Moore Gail Moore
Joyce Lee Joyce Lee ... Kelly Michaels
Don Devendorf Don Devendorf
Bill Eudaly
Bill Starks Bill Starks
Rita Martin Rita Martin
Lance Hilliard Lance Hilliard
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Storyline

An enormous and angry 35 foot Great White Shark takes revenge on humans when they build a beach just for swimmers by a coastal town. After several shark attacks, and the Mayor does nothing to stop it, James Franisscus and Vic Morrow sail in pursuit to stop it. Written by <Blythe379@cs.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A quiet, restful summer in the lazy coastal town of Port Harbor is abruptly about to end. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

5 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Great White See more »

Filming Locations:

Malta See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original Italian score composed by Guido and Maurizio De Angelis was replaced in the US by a new score composed by Morton Stevens. See more »

Goofs

When the shark pulls the WellsCo chopper down under the water, it changes from a Bell 206 JetRanger to a scale model of what appears to be a Bell 212. See more »

Quotes

Bob Martin: [while the shark rips a portion of the crowded pier off] Keep your camera rolling. You get some good shots of that shark and I'll buy you a lobster dinner. I'm going back to the van.
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Connections

Referenced in Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 (2008) See more »

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Hilarious!
9 October 2008 | by ChipsmannenSee all my reviews

This movie is really worth the money! I went to a DVD store one day and found this movie amongst splatter movies. I read the cover describing it as a real success at the 80's and how mad Spielberg was when the movie got released. I can't believe this movie got that low rating! It may be cheap, it may be campy, but it's really truly entertaining! When I watched the movie I almost smiled the whole time. And that scene with the helicopter... the gore... his legs! Amazing! Laughed my tears out! Sure it isn't as great as Spielberg's Jaws, but it sure beats the guts out of the bad Jaws sequels! Those who thinks my comment is stupid are just the ones who don't understand how bad can be good. Worth watching!


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