Sharky's Machine (1981) At 220 feet, the jump performed by the legendary Dar Robinson still holds up as the highest wireless free-fall stunt from a building in a commercially released film. The above video shows a behind-the-scenes look at the plummet, but unfortunately only the very beginning was used in the film, and the rest replaced by an obviously noticeable lifeless dummy.
One of the best cop movies ever made, SHARKY'S MACHINE is Burt Reynolds' masterpiece as a director, and I still contend that the chilly reception it got from critics took the wind out of his sails a little, at least as far as caring about the quality of his work was concerned. With rare exceptions, Burt really didn't give much of a shit for the rest of the decade, and it's a shame this film.
Sharky's Machine is in development starring Mark Wahlberg. A tough homicide cop is demoted to the lowest of the low, the morals squad. He rallies together a ragtag group of cops who successfully take.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.Sharky’s Machine is part cop thriller, part comic caper, with a touch of “Laura” in the middle, Held together by great performances, a neat jazz soundtrack and Reynolds’ confidence as a director. The opening scene, an aerial shot of a glass tower that slowly zooms in to a shot of Sharky crossing a railroad while Randy Crawford sings “Street Life” is still breath-taking. A film that.
Released 1981, 'Sharky's Machine' stars Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward, Vittorio Gassman, Brian Keith The R movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 59 min, and received a score of 58 (out of 100) on.Read More
Watch Sharky's Machine Full Movie Online. 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' g.Read More
The third and the best of the four movies Burt Reynolds directed and starred in, Sharky’s Machine is often written off as Burt’s attempt at a Dirty Harry like franchise starter since he and Clint Eastwood were often linked as rival '70s macho mega-stars. But where Clint would go on to reinvent himself as an awards bait elder statesman of economical directing, this would unfortunately be.Read More
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Sharky’s Machine contains all of the ingredients of a tough, violent, cynical big-city cop movie, but what makes it intriguing is the way the Burt Reynolds character plays against those conventions.Read More
Sharky's Machine contains all of the ingredients of a tough, violent, cynical big-city cop movie, but what makes it intriguing is the way the Burt Reynolds character plays against those conventions.Read More
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.Read More
Sharky's Machine overview 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.Read More
Sharky’s Machine is based on a book by William Diehl, his first. Diehl was a 50 year old photographer and journalist when he decided to heed his calling as a writer. In the movie, he also gets to heed his calling as a pimp in one of the vice squad scenes.Read More