The Shark Hunter
|The Shark Hunter|
Italian theatrical release poster by Enzo Sciotti
|Directed by||Enzo G. Castellari|
|Produced by||Enzo Doria|
|Screenplay by||Alfredo Giannetti
Jaime Comas Gil
Jesús R. Folgar
|Story by||Alfredo Giannetti
|Music by||Guido & Maurizio De Angelis|
|Cinematography||Raúl Pérez Cubero|
|Distributed by||T.E.I Film International|
Mike Di Donato, an Italian-American man with a mysterious past, leads a solitary life in an anonymous sea island. His unusual work is the hunting of sharks, from which his partner derives handicrafts for the local market.
Everything appears normal, until the arrival of several men of an unidentified organization in search of an unreachable booty of one hundred million dollars. Mike would be the only man able to retrieve it, but he is not willing to cooperate.
The film saw the coining of the phrase 'Mooney Maiming'. It describes the artful way in which a shark can be maimed by spearing the upper reaches of his open mouth as it surfaces. This term is now widely used in the Great White Shark hunting community.
- Franco Nero: Mike Di Donato
- Werner Pochath: Ramon
- Jorge Luke: Acapulco
- Michael Forest: Donovan
- Eduardo Fajardo: Captain Gómez
- Enzo G. Castellari: The killer
- Mirta Miller
The Shark Hunter was released in Italy on 24 December 1979.
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