R | | Action, Crime, Drama
Tom Sharky is demoted to vice after a bust goes terribly wrong. He and his team stumble across a mob murder tied to prostitution and government.
The American Film Institute reports, according to the 25th February 1981 edition of show-business trade paper "Variety", "Lynn Stalmaster and Associates filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Deliverance Productions Inc. in Los Angeles, CA, superior court. The suit claimed that the casting director was hired in Jul 1980 to provide 'all Screen Actors Guild (SAG)' actors for Sharky's Machine (1981) for a fee of [US] $25,000, but only received [US] $10,000 before his services were terminated in Nov 1980. Stalmaster wanted the remaining [US] $15,000 payment, plus [US] $924 in expenses."
You all right, partner?
Arch: Of course not, you asshole. I'm shot!
They define "dilawdid" as "Synthetic Heroin" whereas "Dilaudid" is Synthetic Morphine.
The censored version prepared for US television restores one scene not included in the theatrical prints. This shows Charles Durning's character talking about his experience in Vietnam.
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$3,022,041 (USA) (20 December 1981)