James Woods was so fed up with the hectic work schedule on the set of SHARK, he insisted on bringing his own director to dramatically cut the filming hours. Filming was so chaotic that actors were often required to work up to 80 hours a week, something which spurred Woods to finally speak out and demand someone who could get the job done in half the time. Woods claims heated arguments with the bosses resulted in him threatening to quit the show, saying, "I said, 'You apologise and make this right or I'm going to go home and the show is over.' "I just have zero patience for people complaining about anything other than life and death issues."