Cult filmmaker and legendary maverick Samuel Fuller hated this movie so much he demanded his name be taken off it. Unfortunately for him, it wasn't and he shares a co-writing credit in addition to his directing credit. His biggest problem - besides the fact that a stuntman was killed by an actual shark during filming - was the way the producers took the film away from him and edited it themselves. That move rendered the film incoherent which is a shame since all the makings of a solid B movie are there: Burt Reynolds, killer sharks, the search for sunken gold, various drunks, crooked cops, mad scientists and, of course, a beautiful woman Directed by Samuel Fuller. Starring: Burt Reynolds, Arthur Kennedy.