RMG 02: Sharky’s Machine (1981)

January 13, 2016

In this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew is geeking out over

  • Sharky’s Machine
  • Burt Reynolds’ acting career
  • Burt Reynolds’ ‘stache
  • Steven Seagal randomness
  • and more!


Tom Sharky is a narcotics cop who, after a botched drug bust resulting in civilian casualties, is demoted to vice squad! One night, while keeping the working girls away from a political rally for the upcoming governor, Hotchkins, they arrest a small-time hooker named Mabel.

This seemingly random arrest is actually the start of what is to come later, because at the station, when she mouths off at the high class girls and pimps who get away ‘cause they’re protected by “The Man”… one of said pimps, is furious with her, and storms out of the place, while Mabel is cowering in terror in one of the holding-cells!

Her reaction, and the black book of contacts left by him, sparks Sharky’s interest and he asks to look into it. Sharky and his “machine” stake out one of the escort girls, Dominoe, and finds connections to the governor candidate, and to a crime boss, named Victor, who has a lot of powerful people in his pockets.

And when Sharky finds he has feelings for Dominoe and gets emotionally involved, things start to get complicated and nasty… and that’s when people start dying!

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