Sharky's Machine. Film, Thrillers. Time Out says. Demoted to the vice squad after a bungled drugs bust, Reynolds puts together a team of 'loser' cops to investigate links between high class.
Police officer Tom Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Sharky's new 'machine' gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a woman he has never met.
If you are a fan of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry, then you'll likely be at home with Sharky's Machine that focuses on a detective named Sharky who is quick to forgo police procedures and pump some well-deserved lead into criminals. The story is set in 1975 Atlanta, with short sections set in 1944 Italy and 1959 Hong Kong that eventually tie into the main story.Sharky's Machine. 209 likes. Central NJ's Punk Rock Pioneers For Decades.I saw Sharky’s Machine with a few friends back in 1981 just so we could see a massive train-wreck in action. Of course, we were all surprised that the Burt Reynolds-directed film was not only quite good and well made, but actually a lot darker in tone than expected. There are also plenty of scenery-chewing funny bits in here as well, but none of them come at Burt’s expense and very few.
His first novel, Sharky's Machine, was made into the 1981 film of the same name, directed and starred Burt Reynolds. Diehl saw it being shot on location in and around his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Its cast included Vittorio Gassman, Brian Keith, Charles Durning, Earl Holliman, Rachel Ward, Bernie Casey, Henry Silva, and Richard Libertini. It was the most successful box-office release of a.
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Sharky's Machine (1981) (movie): Tom Sharky is demoted to vice after a bust goes terribly wrong. He and his team stumble across a mob murder tied to prostitution and government. Discover the latest Discussions, Reviews, Quotes, Theories, Explanations and Analysis of Sharky's Machine (1981) below.
Sharky's Machine is a 1981 action thriller film directed by and starring Burt Reynolds, and is based on the novel by William Diehl, who brought us Primal Fear.The movie features several accomplished character actors, such as Vittorio Gassman, Brian Keith, Charles Durning, Henry Silva, Bernie Casey, Rachel Ward, and others. Demoted to the vice squad of the Atlanta Police Department after a drug.
Sharky’s Machine is quite well written by a guy who is very capable of crafting words into a tale that grabs your attention and makes you want to stay with the book to the very end. The prose is appealing, the pace is quick and exciting, and the grammar is correct. Action and surprises are on nearly every page, and the descriptions of 1970’s Atlanta and the police tactics and strategies.
Ending his college football career, Reynolds thought. He starred in David Steinberg's film Paternity (1981) and directed himself in a tough action film, Sharky's Machine (1981). Reynolds wanted to try a musical again and so agreed to do The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). It was a box-office hit, as was Best Friends (1982) with Goldie Hawn. In 1982, Reynolds was voted the most.
Sharky's Machine (1981) Alternate Versions. Showing all 3 items. The censored version prepared for US television restores one scene not included in the theatrical prints. This shows Charles Durning's character talking about his experience in Vietnam. UK cinema and video versions are briefly cut by 9 seconds to edit some shots of nunchakus (although they remain clearly visible in other scenes).
Sharky's machine, is made up of other guys from vice, supporting cast is great, and slowly ties all of these characters together, and end up jumping right into the middle of it. I can't say any more or you will figure out what happens next. Everyone is involved when it all comes together. Lots of surprises. Read more. 2 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Avid reader. 5.0.
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