The Last Shark (1981)


The movie The Last Shark (1981) is an Italian horror film directed by Enzo G. Castellari. The plot centers around a coastal resort town that is terrorized by a Great White Shark [1]. James Franciscus plays the role of a man determined to save the hundreds of swimmers who frequent the area.

As the shark starts attacking and killing people, panic ensues among the residents and tourists. The local authorities are unable to handle the situation, leaving it up to James Franciscus’ character to take matters into his own hands. He becomes the hero of the town, risking his life to protect the swimmers from the relentless predator.


  • James Franciscus as [character name]
  • James Franciscus
  • Vic Morrow


  • The Last Shark is also known as Great White or L’ultimo squalo in Italian [3].
  • The film was directed by Enzo G. Castellari, who is known for his work in the Italian exploitation genre [3].
  • The Last Shark was released in 1981 and gained notoriety for its similarities to the blockbuster film Jaws [3].



  1. IMDb – The Last Shark (1981)
  2. StudioBinder – The Best Movie Taglines
  3. YouTube – THE LAST SHARK (aka GREAT WHITE / L’ULTIMO SQUALO) 1981 Full Movie
Last updated byAnonymous on November 1, 2023