Sharky's Machine
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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 residence with security cameras and surveillance equipment -- which only makes matters sticky as… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Would be laughable if not for its intensity of romanticism"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Better-than-average cop film with one legendary stunt at the end."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"A tough, gritty and occasionally sadistic police thriller with director/star Burt Reynolds in peak form."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Burt at top of his game both in front of and behind the camera."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
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