Watch The Last Shark
- 1 hr 27 min
The Last Shark, released in 1981, is an American Italian horror film directed by Enzo G. Castellari. The film features James Franciscus, Vic Morrow, and Micaela Pignatelli in the lead roles. The plot of the movie is set in a small coastal town called Port Harbor, which is preparing for an annual windsurfing tournament. However, the festivities come to a halt when a giant great white shark appears in the waters and starts attacking the competitors. The town officials, led by Mayor William Wells (played by Vic Morrow), decide to ignore the danger and go ahead with the tournament, much to the dismay of local fisherman Peter Benton (played by James Franciscus). Benton teams up with marine biologist Dr. Bob Hogan (played by Joshua Sinclair) to try and hunt down the shark before it kills anyone else. But as they pursue the shark, they soon realize that this is no ordinary fish. It is a genetically altered creature that can withstand bullets and bombs, and has a personal vendetta against the town's inhabitants. As the shark continues to wreak havoc, Benton and Hogan come up with a dangerous plan to lure it into a trap and kill it once and for all. However, they soon discover that the mayor's greed and negligence have put everyone in grave danger, and they must act fast to save the town from becoming the shark's next feeding ground. The Last Shark is widely considered a ripoff of the blockbuster movie Jaws, which was released in 1975. The plot, characters, and even some of the scenes in The Last Shark are strikingly similar to those in Jaws. However, The Last Shark takes the shark attack genre to another level with its over-the-top action sequences, cheesy dialogue, and questionable special effects. Despite its flaws, The Last Shark has attained a certain cult status among fans of B-movies and exploitation flicks. The movie's numerous plot holes, unintentionally hilarious moments, and low-quality production values make it a laugh-out-loud experience for viewers who don't take it too seriously. Overall, The Last Shark is not a movie that will win any awards for filmmaking excellence, but it is an entertaining ride for those who are looking for mindless summer fun. With its intense shark attacks, colorful characters, and absurd twists, The Last Shark is a guilty pleasure that's worth a watch for fans of the horror genre.