Mako: The Jaws of Death

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976, USA) is a Eco-Terror film directed by William Grefe.


Main Details

  • Released in 1976
  • Color
  • Running Time: 91 Min.
  • Production Co: Mako Associates | Universal Majestic Inc.
  • Distribution Co: Cannon Film Distributors (1976) (USA) (theatrical) | Cinépix Film Properties (CFP) (Canada)
  • Directed by William Grefe
  • Written by William Grefe & Robert Madaris
  • Starring Richard Jaeckel, Jennifer Bishop, Buffy Dee
  • Produced by Bob Bagley, William Grefe, Doro Vlado Hreljanovic, Paul Joseph, Robert Plumb
  • Cinematography by Julio C. Chávez
  • Film Editing by Julio C. Chávez, Ronald Sinclair

Plot Summary

  • A Vietnam veteran with a psychic connection to sharks discovers their exploitation by the local aquarium and begins an underwater reign of terror to avenge them. The movie action scenes were shot using real sharks.

Also Known As

  • Killer Jaws (Philippines) (English title)
  • Maco - kuoleman kita (Finland)
  • Mako lo squalo della morte (Italy)
  • Mako, die Bestie (Germany)
  • Mako, el tiburón de la muerte (Spain)
  • Mako, o Tubarão Assassino (Brazil)
  • Saalistaja (Finland)
  • Saalistajat (Finland) (video title)
  • Sta dontia tou lefkou karharia (Greece)
  • Sti folia tou dolofonou karharia (Greece) (reissue title)
  • The Jaws of Death


  • Filmed without the benefit of cages or mechanical sharks to offer protection!
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