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 meaning and relevance of the term "machine" in the movie's title is that it refers to the fellow cop colleagues of central character Sharky (Burt Reynolds). The characters and actors who are the members of "Sharky's Machine" include Burt Reynolds as Tom Sharky, Brian Keith as Papa, Bernie Casey... ...
Sharky: What is he auditioning for a job at Benihana's?
When Billy Score shoots his first victims his gun has a silencer mounted on the barrel. We still hear "boom, boom" anyway. One shot is even heard from a POV outside the apartment where the killings are occurring.
English, French, Italian
$3,022,041 (USA) (20 December 1981)