Sharky's Machine

Synopsis: Tom Sharky is a narcotics cop in Atlanta who's demoted to vice after a botched bust. In the depths of this lowly division, while investigating a high-dollar prostitution ring, Sharky stumbles across a mob murder with government ties, and responds by assembling his downtrodden fellow investigators (Sharky's "machine") to find the leaders and bring them to justice before they kill off all his partners and witnesses, including Sharky himself.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Burt Reynolds
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min


I still hang around

Neither lost nor found

I hear the lonely sound

Of music in the night

Nights are always bright

That's all

That's left

For me

I play the street life

Because there's no place I can go

Street life

It's the only life I know

Street life

And there's a thousand parts to play

Street life

Until you play your life away

You let the people see

Just who you wanna be

And every night, you'll shine

Just like a superstar

The type of life that's played

A 10-cent masquerade

You dress, you walk, you talk

You're who you think you are

Street life

Street life

Street life

Oh, street life

This is a shithole, Murray.


just wanted to make you feel at home.

I'm freezing to death out here.

Look at you.

Where did you get those clothes?

I rolled a white guy.

Now let me see the scag, man.

Don't try to talk like a n*gger.

You sound stupid.

Will you just back off, anxious?


First, a peek.

Diamondback. Very pretty.

It bites, too.


Ain't we mean?

You should get a grown - up gun

like mine, anxious.

That is, if you can carry the weight.

No, not over there. Move to your right...

To your right a little bit.

Now just look down and pull the plug.

How many times can you step on it?

Oh, you can hit this hard... 8 times.


Don't get nervous.

Just somebody turning around.

Damn sure better be.

Come on, damn it!

Goddamn it! The man's just turning around.

If that son of a b*tch

comes all the way up that alley,

I'm going to blow your

goddamned brains out,

because I ain't going easy!

I'll handle it.

Hey, Sharky, you all right?

It's me, Smiley!

Aw, what a dumb son of a b*tch.

I'm all right.

Nice going, a**hole.

Tell Jojo to block the alley.

God damn it!

Get him! Fan out! Fan out!


No! No!

You all right, Joe?

- Yeah.

- Who is that guy?

I don't know. That animal

must have a cannon!

Let me go!

What the f*** happened?

I didn't signal Smiley.

- You didn't...

- Shut up, Jojo!

Want a SWAT team, Lieutenant?

Mitchell to Prior! Seal it off!

28 to station 1.

2 minutes! I want 2 minutes!

2 minutes!


Come on!

Let me go!

Open this goddamned door,

or I'll blow her head off!

Open it!

Help me!

Drive, or I'll blow

your goddamned brains out!

- Somebody help me!

- Shut up!

Please! Somebody help me!

Hey, man, give us a break!

Cut that sh*t out!

Let go of me!

Please let go of me!

Get down, goddamn it!

Get down! Get down!

Hey, brother, look, man...

Hey, I'm cool.


Hold your fire!

Hold it. Hold it.

No! Please! Please!

Mister, don't shoot!

He'll kill me and my baby! Please!

Oh, God!

Nobody's dead yet!

Let her down!

Son of a...

You ain't going to shoot

when I got this pregnant

b*tch in front of me!

Now back off!

Or all these chumps on this bus are dead!



I'm shot! My God, I'm shot!

I'm shot!


Is that the junk man?


Is he dead?

Why don't you shake him

and see if he comes around?

So a civilian got shot

That's no reason to transfer you,

especially to that hole

It's Smiley, that schmuck

He came in from nowhere

You want to know what I think?


I think it's sh*t, that's what I think

It's a waste.

You, busting hookers,

perverts, and flashers?

Jesus Christ.

I mean, that's really sick, Sharky.

Thanks for trying to make

me feel better, Joe.

I mean, they got all losers down there.


You know what I mean.

Listen, take your citations,

for Christ's sake.

You earned them, you know?

What the hell you taking

that piece of sh*t for?

Buy yourself a new lamp.

Why do you need that crap?

Can I help you carry anything, huh?

I don't think you're

going to need the vest.

The last casualty they had in Vice

was a suicide.

You know what I mean?

I don't understand you.

You take a stupid cup.

You got citations up the

kazoo, and you walk...

Sharky, wait.

Um, I'm really sorry.

What can I do?

Have a heart attack.


Have 2, Smiley.

You bimbo.


You told him, Shark.

You want to know what I think?


I've been in this force for 12 years,

and you are the best partner I've ever had.

And that's no sh*t.

I mean, you're a little crazy, you know?

But I like you,

and, uh, I'm never going to forget you.

I'm never going to forget you, Jojo.

Thanks, Shark.

I appreciate that. I really do.

I mean, 4 years together, right?




This is as far as I go.

I mean, people go further,

sometimes you never see them again,

you know what I mean?


- See you around, Shark.

- See you around, Jojo.

What a putz.

I told you I'm looking.

Hey! Sharky!

So I had an erection

I always get erections when I'm there

When I was a kid,

I got erections when I was there

Oh, I know you love Jackie.

Jackie won't eat his dinner

unless you feed him.

You know you can t go around pulling

your dick out in the park every Monday

Monday's my day off

You gotta work on a hobby,

you know what I mean?

Well, uh, there's a tank

full of fish at home,

but that's not as exciting



Hello, Friscoe.

Been a while. What 8, 9 years?

9 years.


Welcome to the snake pit.

You know, Friscoe,

we used to flush the toilets upstairs...

always wondered where it came to.

Still got that sense of humor.


I hope it stays with you.

That's your place right over there.

Right by the cage.


You can get it organized later.

It's been 6 weeks in a row.

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Gerald Di Pego

Gerald Di Pego was born in 1941. He is a writer and producer, known for Instinct (1999), Phenomenon (1996) and The Forgotten (2004). He has been married to Christine DiPego since 1992. He was previously married to Janet Kapsin. more…

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