Sharky's Machine ★★½ 1981 (R)
A tough undercover cop (Reynolds) is hot on the trail of a crooked crime czar. Meanwhile he falls for a highpriced hooker. Well done but overdone action, with much violence. Based on the William Diehl novel. 119m/C VHS, DVD . Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward, Vittorio Gassman, Brian Keith, Charles Durning, Bernie Casey, Richard Libertini, Henry Silva, John Fiedler, Earl Holliman; D: Burt Reynolds; W: Gerald Di Pego; C: William A. Fraker.