What can a 1995 Bruno Mattei film made for television movie titled Fauci Crudelli (Cruel Jaws) possibly have to do with World Championship Wrestling? Well it turns out Hulk Hogan’s stand in for the Shadow Warriors movies happens to star in it. Richard Drew played Dag Snerensen in Cruel Jaws, a shameless Italian rip off of Jaws released in 1995. When I first watched this film I became confused. I knew Hulk hadn’t starred in this particular film but who was this man that looked like him? After a bit of searching the web I came to find out that Richard Drew was a Hulk Hogan impersonator. Richard also happened to be slated to do stand in work on Thunder in Paradise, a Hulk Hogan led show about a pair of ex- Navy SEALS and their adventures. Unfortunately, Thunder in Paradise was canceled before that came into fruition. Cruel Jaws is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you enjoy cheesy films or a fan of Italian rip offs it is a must see.
Richard Drew plays Dag Snerensen in Cruel Jaws