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Sharkys Machine Movie

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This 80ís movie is based on the novel of the same name written by William Diehl. A cop in Atlanta will find the evidence of a crime that reaches the high spheres of power.

Sharkys Machine DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Sharkys Machine was released on October 20, 1998 by Warner Home Video and is rated R.


In the movie Sharky's Machine, Tom Sharky is a narcotics officer in the Atlanta Police Department. However, after a blunder, he is demoted to the lowest division of the department.

While investigating a prostitution ring, Sharky stumbles into a murder. He and his fellow investigators, known as Sharky's Machine, will find that the murder links both the mob and the government. Now, he will have to bring the criminals to justice before they kill him.


Sgt. Tom Sharky - Burt Reynolds
Victor - Vittorio Gassman
Papa - Brian Keith
Friscoe - Charles Durning
Hotchkins - Earl Holliman


Stuntman Dar Robinson set the record for the highest freefall jump in the movie Sharky's Machine.

In a scene of the film Sharky's Machine, newscaster Forrest Sawyer plays the role of a news announcer.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Sharkys Machine was released to theatres on 12/18/1981 by Warner Bros., and grossed $32,984,898 at the box office in the US.

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