This an educational, narrative style half hour program. A narrator discusses briefly the life of a fisherman's day, then the where, why, and how to fishing for shark 3 hours away from Montauk, NY. There are experienced fisherman on board helping them prepare to catch a shark. Jim seems truly disinterested as there is a voiceover of him saying, "Why am I here?" for 16 of the 24 minutes. John tries to be engaging throughout, especially while both were waiting for shark to bite. Finally, Jim relays how dolphins saved a woman's life who was in the ocean by poking her with their beaks so that she needed to be treated at a hospital. From this point on Jim and John tell stories and seem to be more engaged. FINALLY at the 18 minute mark, you hear one of the rod's lines being pulled upon. A giant blue shark has taken the bait on John's rod. There are below water, overhead, and along side views as John reels in this shark. The shark and John are both exhausted after a 30 minute battle, followed...
Did You Know?
In probably the show's one moment that lived for posterity, a shot featuring John Lurie and Jim Jarmusch was used a credited live-action cameo in the Spongebob Squarepants episode "Hooky". See more
The shark has made fatal attacks on humans in every ocean in the world. There are twenty-seven man-eating species of sharks. When it comes to the shark, man is on his menu. It's a wonderful world we live in.