Sharky's Machine

Burt Reynolds proves himself a capable director in this effort in which he plays Sharky, a tough cop out to uncover a gangster kingpin (Gassman). After his cover is blown during an investigation, Reynolds is demoted to the vice squad, but he manages to mold his new coworkers into a force that is every bit a match for the gangsters. In an interesting twist...read more

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Burt Reynolds proves himself a capable director in this effort in which he plays Sharky, a tough cop out to uncover a gangster kingpin (Gassman). After his cover is blown during an investigation, Reynolds is demoted to the vice squad, but he manages to mold his new coworkers into a force

that is every bit a match for the gangsters. In an interesting twist on the standard romantic formula, Reynolds falls in love with the high-class hooker he's been staking out (Ward). Loaded with violence and nonstop action, SHARKY'S MACHINE features one of the most complex and dangerous stunts

ever attempted: the 16-floor fall by stuntman Dar Robinson.

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  • Released: 1981
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Burt Reynolds proves himself a capable director in this effort in which he plays Sharky, a tough cop out to uncover a gangster kingpin (Gassman). After his cover is blown during an investigation, Reynolds is demoted to the vice squad, but he manages to mol… (more)

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