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Sharky's Machine

Sharky's Machine

Sharky's Machine

1981 / 122min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: BURT REYNOLDS

CAST: BURT REYNOLDS, VITTORIO GASSMAN, CHARLES DURNING, BERNIE CASEY

The best of Reynolds’s directorial efforts stars Burt as the eponymous Sharky, a hot-dog Atlanta cop who’s been busted down to the vice-squad, but hasn’t taken his eye off of big game: Vittorio Gassman’s suave criminal kingpin. Shooting the shit with Charles Durning, Brian Keith, and Bernie Casey, Reynolds shows a real feel for raucous station house camaraderie, while he gets plenty of help from ace DP William Fraker and stuntman Dar Robinson, taking a swan dive for the record books.

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Our screenings of Sharky's Machine have been cancelled due to issues with the print.