Sharky's Machine (1981)
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A William Diehl novel was the source of the noirish nailbiter Sharky's Machine. Sharky (Burt Reynolds) is an undercover cop who fouls up an assignment and is kicked downstairs to the vice squad -- a rough-shod bunch of hellraisers who make life miserable. Soon, however, Sharky's life does a 180 when he encounters Dominoe (Rachel Ward) a prostitute seemingly in danger from her interaction with a number of very seedy thugs. To protect her, Sharky lines the high-rise apartment across from her
Dec 18, 1981 Wide
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A tough, gritty and occasionally sadistic police thriller with director/star Burt Reynolds in peak form.
Burt at top of his game both in front of and behind the camera.
Better-than-average cop film with one legendary stunt at the end.
Audience Reviews for Sharky's Machine
- Arch: Its like Zen. Tennis. It's like Zen. You have this clearly defined space. All you have to do is control that space, become one with it.
- Friscoe: I got THREE years to retire!
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