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No, not the species of large ray, but rather a spastically edited Italian ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' ripoff from 1984, best known for appearing on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'''s [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E11DevilFish Season 9 episode]].

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No, not the species of large ray, but rather a spastically edited Italian ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' ripoff from 1984, directed by Lamberto Bava (son of [[Creator/MarioBava Mario]] and ''usually'' a competent director[[note]]lead actor Michael Sopkiw has attributed the film's worst flaws to a rushed production and limited budget[[/note]]) and best known for appearing on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'''s [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E11DevilFish Season 9 episode]].

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** The Institute's plan has yet more issues. One, the creature has no apparent impulse to hang around resource-rich areas, instead preferring to hang around swimmer-rich areas and eat them. Two, it is never made clear how they intend to remove the creatures ''from'' resource-rich areas so that the Institute can exploit them without all its employees ending up as chum.


* CartoonyEyes: On Stella. Looks kinda creepy.

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* CartoonyEyes: On Stella. Looks kinda creepy. It doesn't help ''every'' female character, regardless of race, have blue eyes.


* OohMyAccentsSlipping: Really badly. None of the voice actors can hold a convincing American accent.

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* OohMyAccentsSlipping: OohMeAccentsSlipping: Really badly. None of the voice actors can hold a convincing American accent.


* BlueEyes: ''Every'' female character has them, including an African-American.

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* OohMyAccentsSlipping: Really badly. None of the voice actors can hold a convincing American accent.

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* CharacterShilling: Every female character flirts with Peter and call him a "genius" in the opening few minutes of the film. Needless to say, Peter shows no evidence of being one.


* FelonyMisdemeanor: Being an electrician is seemingly treated as one. Actually more of a "stick to your own specialty" comment; Bob was reminding Peter that, as an electrician and not an oceanographer he shouldn't think he should know how to do Bob's job.

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* FelonyMisdemeanor: Being an electrician is seemingly treated as one. Actually more of a "stick to your own specialty" comment; Bob was reminding Peter that, as an electrician and not an oceanographer he shouldn't think he should know how to do Bob's job. Which was still stupid, since the specific issue was the operation of equipment that Peter ''built''.

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* DullSurprise: Sandra, when she's not mumbling or making weird noises. She says, "You're hurting me" with no emotion whatsoever.

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** That and the fact that he's referred to with contempt several times for no apparent reason earlier in the film. Later, he's shown to be polite and helpful.

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* AdmiringTheAbomination: West's wife thinks the creature is a "beautiful creation".


* HotScientist: Janet is a LOT more attractive than female lead Stella, who resembles [[{{Morozko}} Marfuska]], ten years older.

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* HotScientist: Janet is a LOT more attractive than female lead Stella, who resembles [[{{Morozko}} [[Film/{{Morozko}} Marfuska]], ten years older.


* TechnologyMarchesOn: The ship's computer graphics look like they were taken from an UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}, which is pretty bad since the film was released in 1984.
** When we first see Sandra, she's actually playing ''Scuba Diver'', an Atari 2600. The game, fittingly, has you playing a diver bringing up salvage and rescuing people while avoiding sharks.


For some reason, a scrawny appliance repairman named Peter is just the man to kill the fish. Or study it. Or perhaps even mate with it — again, it's not clear. Tagging along are an even scrawnier, Frampton-esque woman named Stella; a less skeletal woman named Janet, and an [[TheAlcoholic extremely beery]] [[FakeBrit British]] guy named Bob Hogan. This happy foursome of idiots is out to do whatever it is the script said to do, but they mostly pair off to go make out, down Budweiser by the barrel, and occasionally get themselves eaten by the titular corporate-sponsored squid/fish thing. Somewhere in the mix is a fantastically ugly ProfessionalKiller brutally killing off every attractive woman in the cast for equally foggy reasons.

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For some reason, a scrawny appliance repairman named Peter is just the man to kill the fish. Or study it. Or perhaps even mate with it — again, Again, it's not clear. Tagging along are an even scrawnier, Frampton-esque woman named Stella; a less skeletal woman named Janet, and an [[TheAlcoholic extremely beery]] [[FakeBrit British]] guy named Bob Hogan. This happy foursome of idiots is out to do whatever it is the script said to do, but they mostly pair off to go make out, down Budweiser by the barrel, and occasionally get themselves eaten by the titular corporate-sponsored squid/fish thing. Somewhere in the mix is a fantastically ugly ProfessionalKiller brutally killing off every attractive woman in the cast for equally foggy reasons.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Sandra. Full stop.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: The movie plays it straight; [[OverlyLongGag Crow and Servo don't.]]
* FakeAmerican: Oddly enough, the guy who played Peter actually ''is'' American...but they still dubbed him.
** Pretty common in the 70's and 80's, every foreign film (even ones entirely in English like ''MadMax'') released in America was dubbed over.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Being an '''''ELECTRICIAN'''''.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Sandra. Full stop.
Sandra, Peter's shop assistant. She makes bizarre comments and plays games when she's supposed to be working, to the point where Peter seriously worries leaving the shop to her while he's on vacation will result in it going bankrupt overnight.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: The movie plays it straight; [[OverlyLongGag Crow and Servo don't.]]
* FakeAmerican: Oddly enough, the guy who played
An odd choice for a ''horror'' movie, but yes. Well, at least Peter actually ''is'' American...but they still dubbed him.
** Pretty common in the 70's
and 80's, every foreign film (even ones entirely in English like ''MadMax'') released in America was dubbed over.
Stella laugh. Everyone else is ''dead''.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Being an '''''ELECTRICIAN'''''.electrician is seemingly treated as one. Actually more of a "stick to your own specialty" comment; Bob was reminding Peter that, as an electrician and not an oceanographer he shouldn't think he should know how to do Bob's job.



** Later, when Bob is having a beer with Peter, Mike cracks, "Sorry about that electrician crack earlier. My father’s village was attacked by electricians."



* InformedAbility: Quite a few characters refer to Peter as a genius. Nothing in the film seems to back up that claim.
-->'''Sandra:''' Two geniuses should never work together.
-->'''Crow:''' But these two guys will be ''fine''.
** Also West is stated to be a CorruptCorporateExecutive, when he comes off as nothing but a decent guy.
* InformedAttractiveness: Stella, thanks to the 1970's concept that anorexic women were ''hot''. Of course, this film was shot in 1984...
-->''(After Stella dives into the water.)''
-->'''Mike:''' You know, she displaces ''no'' water at all.
** Peter is similarly rail thin.
-->'''Mike:''' He's built like an action figure! He even has shoulder sockets so you can pose him.
* LargeHam: "'''I ''KNOOOOOOOOOOOOOW''!!!'''"



* TheMole: Sandra. As for the who, how and why: *shrug*
** The pool scene implies that she worked for them in the past but gave it up. Again, this isn't really given any sort of clarification.
*** Sex, Dear Boy.

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* TheMole: Sandra. As for Sandra, who let Miller into the who, how and why: *shrug*
** The pool scene implies that she worked for them in
shop so he could smash the past but gave it up. Again, this isn't really given any sort of clarification.
*** Sex, Dear Boy.
converter Peter was building to help find the Devil Fish.



* PoliceAreUseless: While it's not too egregious, there is a rather odd comment by the sheriff at the beginning regarding the lab technician's death.
-->'''Sheriff:''' I think I'll decide on murder.
-->'''Servo:''' What the hell.
* {{Polyamory}}: Every female in the film is fucking ''everybody''.



* SuperPersistentPredator: There are plenty of other fish in the sea, but devil fish doesn't seem to give a crap about them.
** At least they gave it a reason, it was designed to attack boats. Why? Again: *shrug*

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* SuperPersistentPredator: There are plenty of other fish in the sea, but devil fish doesn't seem to give a crap about them.
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them. At least they gave it a reason, it was designed to attack boats. Why? Again: *shrug*boats.



** When we first see Sandra, she's actually playing ''Scuba Diver'', an Atari 2600. The game, fittingly, seems to have you playing a diver bringing up salvage and rescuing people while avoiding sharks. And it does look better than the ship's computer.
-->'''Servo:''' Man, ''[[Film/TheAbyss Abyss 2]]'' wasn't very good.

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** When we first see Sandra, she's actually playing ''Scuba Diver'', an Atari 2600. The game, fittingly, seems to have has you playing a diver bringing up salvage and rescuing people while avoiding sharks. And it does look better than the ship's computer.
-->'''Servo:''' Man, ''[[Film/TheAbyss Abyss 2]]'' wasn't very good.
sharks.



* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Simple Q&A format, large, easy-to-read font and habit of speaking every line of data out loud? Check, check, ''annnnnd'' check.
** Worse, the computer feels it needs to '''''emphasize''''' plot points for the movie. "Professor Davis, DAVIS, '''DAVIS'''!"
* WardrobeMalfunction: The formula is as follows: Upward Camera Angle + Ladder × Peter ÷ Upsettingly Tiny Shorts = Unplanned Nut Shot
* WorstAid: When attempting to save the bearded guy's life after he flatlines, the doctor ignores the nurse's offered needle of adrenaline (which could potentially get the heart working again) and continues to shock him with the defibrillator (which, as the name suggests, only works to ''stop'' an arrythmically-beating heart so that it can regain its normal rhythm).
** Not only that, but he zaps him a good ten-fifteen times in less than a minute.

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* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Simple Q&A format, large, easy-to-read font and habit of speaking every line of data out loud? Check, check, ''annnnnd'' check.
** Worse, the
check. The computer even feels it needs to '''''emphasize''''' plot points for the movie. "Professor Davis, DAVIS, '''DAVIS'''!"
* WardrobeMalfunction: The formula is as follows: Upward Camera Angle + Ladder × + Peter ÷ Upsettingly + Tiny Shorts = Unplanned Nut Shot
* WorstAid: When attempting to save the bearded guy's life after he flatlines, the doctor ignores the nurse's offered needle of adrenaline (which could potentially get the heart working again) and continues to shock him with the defibrillator (which, as the name suggests, only works to ''stop'' an arrythmically-beating heart so that it can regain its normal rhythm).
**
rhythm). Not only that, but he zaps him a good ten-fifteen times in less than a minute.


** Also West is stated to be a CorruptCorporateExecutive, when he comes off as nothing but a decent guy, you know, aside from the whole "created a monster" thing.

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** Also West is stated to be a CorruptCorporateExecutive, when he comes off as nothing but a decent guy, you know, aside from the whole "created a monster" thing.guy.

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