Footage from Great White and Deep Blood is awkwardly wedged into scenes with no regard for continuity. Gregg Hood and David Luther are atrocious heroes. Cruel Jaws is far, far beyond your average rip-off. Full chunks of exact to near-exact dialogue are flagrantly lifted, with small visual clips from all three initial movies thrown in here and there for good measure. Reading the other reviews on this page will acquaint you with Cruel Jaws' director, Bruno Mattei. Naturally, the unscrupulous mayor and an evil greedbag rich jerk want to keep a lid on the shark news because it will upset both the tourist trade and the annual sailing regatta event. Jaws 5 was slapped onto it because 1 exploitation value, 2 because it has some footage from the Jaws franchise, and 3 because it basically recycles the plot from the original Jaws.
Suffice to say that the man is an infamous director of stolen schlock. I had the sheer joy of seeing Cruel Jaws in a cinema, when it was shown in the 95 or 96 Cannes film market, not the Film Festival you understand, but the commerical side of it you don't need a tux for. Some of the douchiest-looking surfers known to man. The projectile nicks the dorsal fin of the bull, and instead buries itself deep within the hide of his mate. Directed by Italian schlockmeister Bruno Mattei under the pseudonym Willian Snyder , it has all the markings of a Mattei flick: stock footage, outlandish plots, lifted music part of the Star Wars theme can be heard , terrible acting, bad special effects, and the production values of a porn film.
Most of the shark action - including the windsurfing scenes and the shark getting blown up - were ripped off completely from The Last Shark. It turns out that the shark in this one is a tiger shark engineered by the Navy to be a superweapon, yet it is now killing people all over Hampton Island. Why do some filmmakers think that looks good? Cruel Jaws is exactly what you would expect from a man who made a career out of churning out sub-par ripoffs of much better made and successful films. But the quality makes up for it! With success comes imitators, as was very much the case with a film that admittedly gets mentioned a lot on this site. Cruel Jaws is a 1995 Italian film based on the 1975 blockbuster and its sequels. Lets start out with the plot, its about a tiger shark bred by the Navy as a killing machine is wreaking havoc in the sleepy tourist town of Hampton Bay.
The actors are worse than the movie. Little girl in the wheel chair tries to be cute at times but almost gets killed by the shark. That must have been jarring to say the least. Bruno Mattei's absolute madness comes forward: Apparently the capitalist guy is actually a member of the mafia or something, and he hires a bunch of dudes to kill the shark. The attack scenes are done very well even though it's obvious that the shark isn't real.
That alone probably messed with audience expectations, because moviegoers likely anticipated a film about a murderous killer whale that would somehow be obliterated at the climax by a hero. It is called Cruel Jaws, what did you expect? In summation, this is a good time. Just didn't seem to play cinemas anywhere. The dialogue swings from ludicrous shark diatribes to incomprehensible insults. You can always tell when someone is about to get killed, because they change outfits to something different, so they'll match the stock footage Bruno has of a shark attack.
Also, is Perry Pirkanen from Cannibal Holocaust really in this in an uncredited role? In the meantime, the mafia is involved with sleazy real estate investments, and send their thugs to keep a lid on the fact the residents are destined for clam chowder. The tiger shark, by the way, is not actually a tiger shark. Some kind of shark is killing people off the coast of Hampton Bay. The sound familiar nice sheriff wants to close the beaches but the Mayor doesn't want to lose the summer money. Musical clips were also stolen from Star Wars. Observe as a plastic boat at the bottom of a fish tank serves as the wreck of a Navy ship! I would not take a kid to watch this if your going to take this as a jaws sequel because they say the F word about 20 times but you watch it as your guilty pleasure.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg, because things continue to escalate as the Orca terrorizes the little seaside village in an attempt to force Nolan into a final showdown. If that wasn't enough, the owners of the local aquarium park have been subject to a hostile takeover from a bully of a prospective businessman, looking for money. Shockingly, the weird rubber shark manages to eat through the netting and put everyone in peril. It's up to the local sheriff, the park's owner and a shark expert to head out to sea and destroy the massive beast, before the summer economy is slashed and the park is destroyed. After charming some information out of whale expert Dr. Most of the shark movies today are just crap. Just never ever think about taking it serious.
Francis Berger David Luther , the sheriff, wants the beaches closed, but shady businessman Samuel Lewis George Barnes, Jr. Good thing they didn't steal footage from Jaws 4: The Revenge or this film would've sucked even more. It also features one of the most hilarious death scenes to ever grace celluloid. Dag Snerensen Richard Dew bears a striking resemblance to Hulk Hogan. A lot of comments on the film mentioned that the shark changes species from scene to scene - well that's because it's a different shark from entirely different movies, of course. They mess with his stuff. .
Schlock-maestro director even one-ups his own countrymen by ripping off their own rip-offs, most notably 's and 's which is, in and of itself, the most notorious wannabe on the block thanks to a Universal legal injunction that has barred the flick's U. Nor is it based on any of his works!!! The only curious thing about this movie is that most of the shark footage was taken from another shark movie L'Ultimo Squalo aka The Last Shark. It features clips stolen from the original Jaws, Jaws 2, Deep Blood and The Last Shark. But I think its worth while collecting all the fantastic lines and shots from this film. Frequent scenes of extreme tedium are thankfully interspersed with unintentional laughs, just about making the film worth the effort if you absolutely must see every bad shark movie ever made. Needless to say, the local sheriff wants to close the beaches and postpone the town's regatta, but influential businessman Sam Lewis George Barnes Jr. The villainous George Barnes Jr.