What's the Difference between Sharky's Machine the Book and Sharky's Machine the Movie?

Drama

Sharky's Machine

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Released: 1976
Author: Diehl, William

Sharky's Machine

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Released: 1981
Director: Reynolds, Burt
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In the Book In the Movie
Tom Sharky
Tom Sharky
Portrayed by: Burt Reynolds
Victor DeLaroza
Victor Scorelli
Portrayed by: Vittorio Gassman
Papa
Papa
Portrayed by: Brian Keith
Friscoe
Friscoe
Portrayed by: Charles Durning
Donald Hotchins
Donald Hotchkins
Portrayed by: Earl Holliman
Arch Livingston
Arch
Portrayed by: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0143378/?ref_=tt_cl_t6
Arch Livingston
Arch
Portrayed by: Bernie Casey
Howard Burns
Billy Score
Portrayed by: Henry Silva
Larry "Nosh" Abrams
Nosh
Portrayed by: Richard Libertini
Tully
Smiley
Portrayed by: Darryl Hickman
Domino
Dominoe
Portrayed by: Rachel Ward
Captain Jaspers "The Bat"
Captain Joe "JoJo" Tipps
Portrayed by: Joseph Mascolo
Barrett
Barrett
Portrayed by: John Fiedler
Tiffany
Tiffany
Portrayed by: Aarika Wells
Highball Mary
Highball Mary
Portrayed by: Hari Rhodes
Highball Mary
Highball Mary
Portrayed by: Hari Rhodes
Gerald Kershman
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Sergeant Herb Anderson
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Sharky's Machine Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   There is a scene where Sharky and Arch visit Fort McPherson to determine Howard Burns’ real identity. All Sharky and Arch have to do is get Billy Score's print from Dominoe's apartment.
   Nosh is tricked into delivering the surveillance tapes by a contact in the police department. The tapes were stolen.
   Nosh is killed at an apartment somewhere in the city. Nosh's death is not depicted.
   Sharky is knocked out at the same apartment where Nosh was killed. Sharky is knocked out at Nosh's home.
   The man who tortures Sharky is Gerald Kershman, Hotchins’ campaign manager. The man who tortures Sharky is Smiley, the cop who blew the deal with Highball Mary.
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