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CHRISTINA APPLEGATE IN THE SNAKY JAWS-CLONE 'JAWS OF SATAN'

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE IN THE SNAKY JAWS-CLONE 'JAWS OF SATAN' CHRISTINA APPLEGATE IN THE SNAKY JAWS-CLONE 'JAWS OF SATAN'

Christina Applegate in JAWS OF SATAN Year: 1981 Rating: ***1/2 Strange when you know a movie by one name, adorning the posters, video cases...

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CHARLES BRONSON IN THE JAWS-CLONE OF 'THE WHITE BUFFALO'

CHARLES BRONSON IN THE JAWS-CLONE OF 'THE WHITE BUFFALO' CHARLES BRONSON IN THE JAWS-CLONE OF 'THE WHITE BUFFALO'

Title: THE WHITE BUFFALO Year: 1977 Rating: ***1/2 Within THE WHITE BUFFALO is a different kind of Western that Charles Bronson and director...

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LISA LANGLOIS IN THE ROGER CORMAN JAWS-CLONE 'THE NEST'

LISA LANGLOIS IN THE ROGER CORMAN JAWS-CLONE 'THE NEST' LISA LANGLOIS IN THE ROGER CORMAN JAWS-CLONE 'THE NEST'

"Working on that film was amongst the worst experiences of my career" Lisa Langlois YEAR: 1988 The same year Roger Corman's ...

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TRACKING THE JAWS-CLONE OF NEW WORLD PICTURES 'SLUGS'

TRACKING THE JAWS-CLONE OF NEW WORLD PICTURES 'SLUGS' TRACKING THE JAWS-CLONE OF NEW WORLD PICTURES 'SLUGS'

Tammy Reger as Pam in SLUGS Year: 1988 Roger Corman's New World Pictures sans Roger Corman made a surprisingly decent Jaws-Clone, takin...

OBSCURE EXPLOITATION OF 'BLOODTIDE' AKA 'BLOOD TIDE'

OBSCURE EXPLOITATION OF 'BLOODTIDE' AKA 'BLOOD TIDE' OBSCURE EXPLOITATION OF 'BLOODTIDE' AKA 'BLOOD TIDE'

Lydia Corndell in BLOODTIDE Year: 1982 Rating: ***1/2 Long-neglected and newly-restored BLOODTIDE is a hybrid of several horror/thriller typ...

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BEWARE OF 'BLOOD BEACH' W/ DARRELL FETTY & LENA POUSETTE

BEWARE OF 'BLOOD BEACH' W/ DARRELL FETTY & LENA POUSETTE BEWARE OF 'BLOOD BEACH' W/ DARRELL FETTY & LENA POUSETTE

Title: BLOOD BEACH Year: 1980 BLOOD BEACH is an inspired, intentionally campy Jaws-clone that intentionally never reaches the water, and wi...

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WILLIAN GREFÉ TURNS 'STANLEY' INTO 'MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH'

WILLIAN GREFÉ TURNS 'STANLEY' INTO 'MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH' WILLIAN GREFÉ TURNS 'STANLEY' INTO 'MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH'

Year: 1976 Someone already pointed out that MAKO: THE JAWS OF DEATH is a hybrid of JAWS and a cult classic about a young man with a twisted...

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SUSAN GEORGE IN 'TINTORERA: KILLER SHARK' W/ JENNIFER ASHLEY

SUSAN GEORGE IN 'TINTORERA: KILLER SHARK' W/ JENNIFER ASHLEY SUSAN GEORGE IN 'TINTORERA: KILLER SHARK' W/ JENNIFER ASHLEY

Title: TINTORERA: KILLER SHARK Year: 1977 Rating: **1/2 If the sexually-driven/dream-vacationing ménage à trois of SUMMER LOVERS were a 1970...

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ORIGINAL KILLER CULT CLASSIC OF JOE DANTE'S 'PIRANHA'

ORIGINAL KILLER CULT CLASSIC OF JOE DANTE'S 'PIRANHA' ORIGINAL KILLER CULT CLASSIC OF JOE DANTE'S 'PIRANHA'

YEAR: 1978 "Joe Dante trusted me enough to listen and allow the freedom to write scenes in every show I ever did with him" JAWS...

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DENISE GALICK IN THE JAWS-CLONE 'HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP'

DENISE GALICK IN THE JAWS-CLONE 'HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP' DENISE GALICK IN THE JAWS-CLONE 'HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP'

Dense Galick in Humanoids from the Deep 1980  ***1/2 Not only did Roger Corman produce a JAWS-clone (directed by Barbara Peeters) where sexy...

ROBERT FORSTER VS THE JAWS OF LEWIS TEAGUE'S 'ALLIGATOR'

ROBERT FORSTER VS THE JAWS OF LEWIS TEAGUE'S 'ALLIGATOR' ROBERT FORSTER VS THE JAWS OF LEWIS TEAGUE'S 'ALLIGATOR'

Poster art for Lewis Teague's ALLIGATOR Year: 1980 Of the many JAWS-clones, ALLIGATOR is the most original, and, the second with an ori...

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BO HOPKINS IN THE ITALIAN-IMPORT TERROR OF 'TENTACLES'

BO HOPKINS IN THE ITALIAN-IMPORT TERROR OF 'TENTACLES' BO HOPKINS IN THE ITALIAN-IMPORT TERROR OF 'TENTACLES'

Year of Release: 1977 aka Tentacoli The haunting techno keyboard riff by one of Quentin Tarantino's long list of sampled bits of soundtr...

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REVIEW OF 'KILLER FISH' INCLUDING KAREN BLACK INTERVIEW

REVIEW OF 'KILLER FISH' INCLUDING KAREN BLACK INTERVIEW REVIEW OF 'KILLER FISH' INCLUDING KAREN BLACK INTERVIEW

The Naked Sun poster aka KILLER FISH Year: 1979 This infamous low-budget Brazilian import isn't so bad: Centering on a group of diamond...

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RICHARD RUSH DIRECTS ADAM ROARKE IN 'THE SAVAGE SEVEN'

RICHARD RUSH DIRECTS ADAM ROARKE IN 'THE SAVAGE SEVEN' RICHARD RUSH DIRECTS ADAM ROARKE IN 'THE SAVAGE SEVEN'

Title: THE SAVAGE SEVEN Director: Richard Rush Year: 1968 Score: ***1/2 Perhaps the reason most 1970's Westerns played like violently ma...

ANN CURTHOYS & NINA THOMAS IN 'THE SWEENEY: TOMORROW MAN'

ANN CURTHOYS & NINA THOMAS IN 'THE SWEENEY: TOMORROW MAN' ANN CURTHOYS & NINA THOMAS IN 'THE SWEENEY: TOMORROW MAN'

Title: THE SWEENEY: TOMORROW MAN Year: 1976 Rating: ***1/2 Another episode with an obvious inspiration drawn from Peter Falk's COLUMBO.....

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NICOLA PAGETT & BILLY MURRAY ON 'THE SWEEENEY: STOPPO DRIVER'

NICOLA PAGETT & BILLY MURRAY ON 'THE SWEEENEY: STOPPO DRIVER' NICOLA PAGETT & BILLY MURRAY ON 'THE SWEEENEY: STOPPO DRIVER'

Billy Murray & John Thaw in The Sweeney: STOPPO DRIVER Year: 1975 Rating: ***1/2 Another action-packed opener that winds up in a den of ...

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JOHN THAW IN 'THE SWEENEY: THIN ICE' WITH JOHN FLANAGAN

JOHN THAW IN 'THE SWEENEY: THIN ICE'  WITH JOHN FLANAGAN JOHN THAW IN 'THE SWEENEY: THIN ICE' WITH JOHN FLANAGAN

John Thaw and John Flanagan in THE SWEENEY: THIN ICE Year: 1975 Rating: *** THE SWEENEY season one's third episode THIN ICE can be calle...

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CLASSIC CRIME CINEMA AMBIANCE FOR 'THE SWEENEY: NIGHT OUT'

CLASSIC CRIME CINEMA AMBIANCE FOR 'THE SWEENEY: NIGHT OUT' CLASSIC CRIME CINEMA AMBIANCE FOR 'THE SWEENEY: NIGHT OUT'

The Sweeney: NIGHT OUT Year: 1975 Rating: **** One of the best episodes of the first SWEENEY season stays mostly indoors, and in one small, ...

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DENNIS WATERMAN GETS ROMANTIC ON 'THE SWEENEY: DRAG ACT'

DENNIS WATERMAN GETS ROMANTIC ON 'THE SWEENEY: DRAG ACT' DENNIS WATERMAN GETS ROMANTIC ON 'THE SWEENEY: DRAG ACT'

Title: THE SWEENEY: DRAG ACT Year: 1978 Rating: *** Early on in THE SWEENEY, Dennis Waterman's Sgt. Carter, the young, more vulnerable p...

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JOHN THAW VS TONY SELBY FROM 'THE SWEENEY: QUEEN'S PAWN'

JOHN THAW VS TONY SELBY FROM 'THE SWEENEY: QUEEN'S PAWN' JOHN THAW VS TONY SELBY FROM 'THE SWEENEY: QUEEN'S PAWN'

Title: THE SWEENEY: QUEEN'S PAWN Year: 1975 Rating: ***1/2 From HIGH SIERRA before to CARLITO'S WAY after, the device of a famously-...

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FINAL SEASON KICKOFF 'THE SWEENEY: MESSENGER OF THE GODS'

FINAL SEASON KICKOFF 'THE SWEENEY: MESSENGER OF THE GODS' FINAL SEASON KICKOFF 'THE SWEENEY: MESSENGER OF THE GODS'

John Thaw and Michael Tarn in The Sweeney: Messenger of the Gods Year: 1978 Rates: **** Although THE SWEENEY final season's kickoff epis...

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COLIN WELLAND & DENNIS WATERMAN MAKE 'THE SWEENEY: FACES'

COLIN WELLAND & DENNIS WATERMAN MAKE 'THE SWEENEY: FACES' COLIN WELLAND & DENNIS WATERMAN MAKE 'THE SWEENEY: FACES'

Dennis Waterman in THE SWEENEY: Faces YEAR: 1975 Rating: **** Starting with a bombastic heist sweeping an entire London street, THE SWEENEY ...

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GERALDINE JAMES & GEORGE HARRIS STEAL 'THE SWEENEY: PAY OFF'

GERALDINE JAMES & GEORGE HARRIS STEAL 'THE SWEENEY: PAY OFF' GERALDINE JAMES & GEORGE HARRIS STEAL 'THE SWEENEY: PAY OFF'

Geraldine James and George Harris in THE SWEENEY: Pay Off Year: 1976 Rating: ****1/2 THE SWEENEY episode PAY OFF combines two of the British...

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IAN HENDRY & JILL TOWNSEND CHRISTEN 'THE SWEENEY: RINGER'

IAN HENDRY & JILL TOWNSEND CHRISTEN 'THE SWEENEY: RINGER' IAN HENDRY & JILL TOWNSEND CHRISTEN 'THE SWEENEY: RINGER'

Title: RINGER Season 1 Episode 1 Year: 1974 Rating: ****1/2 The rudimentary episode of THE SWEENEY is one of the best, and like all great su...

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SHERIDAN FITZGERALD STEALS 'THE SWEENEY: ONE OF YOUR OWN'

SHERIDAN FITZGERALD STEALS 'THE SWEENEY: ONE OF YOUR OWN' SHERIDAN FITZGERALD STEALS 'THE SWEENEY: ONE OF YOUR OWN'

Sheridan Fitzgerald in One Of Your Own 1978 Rates: ***1/2 THE SWEENEY would sometimes go outside the crowded and bickering New Scotland Yard...

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LUCASFILM ACTORS GUEST ON 'THE SWEENEY: HEARTS AND MINDS'

LUCASFILM ACTORS GUEST ON 'THE SWEENEY: HEARTS AND MINDS' LUCASFILM ACTORS GUEST ON 'THE SWEENEY: HEARTS AND MINDS'

John Thaw and Dennis Waterman in The Sweeney: Hearts & Minds Year: 1978 Rating: ***1/2 A final season SWEENEY episode HEARTS AND MINDS h...