This is a violent adventure movie that earned notoriety because of onlocation tragedy , as a stunt diver was really killed by a shark . Itis a typical Reynoldsian action-infested dumbness with plenty ofthrills , brawls and violent confrontations . It deals with an Americangun smuggler (Burt Reynolds) stranded in a tiny port and near a smallcoastal Sudanese town . He's stuck there when a woman (Silvia Pinal)hires him to a dangerous mission , as he sees a chance to compensatefor his losses . He's not the only one and he soon uncovers the boat'sowner (Barry Sullivan) and his colleague are attempting to retrievegold bullion that lies deep in shark-infested waters .<br><br>In making this underwater adventure yarn a stuntman , an experimenteddiver , was killed by a shark . Freak weather conditions drove hundredsof huge fish down the California coast into the Mexican eaters wheredirector and actors were shooting . Like ¨Twilight Zone : The movie¨ byJohn Landis , in which died Vic Morrow at a helicopter crash , here wasdead a stuntman called José Marco . Notorious underwater explorerJacques Costeau commented that despite its cruelty , he had neverbefore known a white killer shark attack a man in so vicious a mannerwhich was little consolation for the relatives of the stuntman .Two-fisted and tough acting by Burt Reynolds as a gunrunner loses hiscargo and carries out a risked raid a sunken ship in the shark-infestedwaters . The film benefits itself from a nice support cast , such asSilvia Pinal , Barry Sullivan , the Mexican Enrique Lucero and ArthurKennedy as a drunk doctor . <br><br>It contains an anti-climatic and inappropriate musical score . Themovie displays a colorful cinematography by Raúl Martínez Solaresconsidered to be one of the best Mexican cameramen , including titlesas "The River and Death", "Illusion Travels by Streetcar¨ by Buñuel and"Santo vs. the Riders of Terror" , ¨Santo vs. Blue Moon¨ , ¨SantaClaus¨ and many others . The motion picture was badly made by SamuelFuller and edited without his consent , who disowned it . Fuller beingespecially known as filmmaker of such exploitation films as ¨Shockcorridor¨ and ¨The naked kiss¨ where he proved his talent of vision andintelligence . Fuller made various Westerns as ¨I shot JesseJames(49)¨, ¨The baron of Arizona (50)¨, ¨Run of the arrow¨ (56) ,¨Forty guns(58)¨, and ¨The meanest men in the West (76)¨ , but his mostfluid and strongest work lies in his war films as ¨Steel helmet (51)¨ ,¨Fixed bayonets (52)¨, ¨Hell and high water (55)¨, ¨China gate (57)¨ ,¨Merrill's Marauders (62)¨ and ¨The Big Red One (80)¨. Being his bestfilms : ¨Pick up on South Street¨(53) , ¨Underworld Usa¨(60) and ¨WhiteDog¨(82) . Rating Shark ¡: the film is itself below average .
Action / Adventure
Action / Adventure
A gunrunner loses his cargo near a small coastal Sudanese town so he's stuck there. When a woman hires him to raid a sunken ship in the shark-infested waters, he sees a chance to compensate for his losses. He's not the only one.
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