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Jaws 2 (1978)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  16 June 1978 (USA)
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Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

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The small island resort town of Amity is trying to bounce back from the financial troubles that suffered after becoming known as the site of shark attacks four years earlier. Mayor Larry Vaughn is welcoming developer Len Peterson and his new resort to Amity. Two scuba divers are exploring the area where the Orca sank after police chief Martin Brody killed a huge shark four years ago. A shark shows up and devoured the two divers, but not before one of the divers takes a close-up picture of the shark's eye, and sometime later, while a mother is driving a boat that's pulling her water-skiing teenage daughter, the shark devours the daughter and causes the mother to accidentally blow up the boat, then a killer whale is found on the shore with a huge bites on it. After Brody sees this, he knows there's another huge great white shark in Amity's waters, but Vaughn and Peterson explain these attacks away as non-shark accidents, because the thought of another shark in Amity's waters would drive... Written by Todd Baldridge

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shark | island | police chief | mayor | beach | See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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16 June 1978 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$102,922,376 (USA)
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Trivia

The later film Somewhere in Time (1980) was made because the Universal Pictures studio owed director Jeannot Szwarc a favor because Jaws 2 (1978) had been the studio's biggest box-office performer of 1978. See more »

Goofs

The shark in Jaws smashed through the left side of the Orca, but at the beginning of this film when the divers find the wreck of the Orca, the left side is untouched. We also see a sign saying "Orca" under the pulpit of the boat, which was not there in the original film. The only place which the word "Orca" appeared in, was at the back of the stern. See more »

Quotes

Andy Williams: Did your mom put all this together?
Mike Brody: Yeah, it's her job.
Andy Williams: Did she make the punch?
Mike Brody: No.
Andy Williams: [throwing it back in the bowl] Good, it's terrible!
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Referenced in The Meaning of Life (1983) See more »

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Downtown
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Performed by Petula Clark
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Just when you thought, etc
15 March 2001 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

The definitive sequel to one of the finest thrillers ever made, this continues the story of Amity Island, which is now facing the problem of another man-eating shark. Unlike most sequels, this is just as good as the original. The characters are as strong as before. Chief Brody now comes across as a more embittered figure than previously, and you often feel a combination of shark and apathetic councillors have taken their toll on him

  • a sequence in which he runs across a crowded beach with a gun poised to


shoot something in the water which turns out to be a school of fish is an especially powerful scene. The feel of the first Jaws is well-imitated. Yes, there are teenagers, but they are more likeable and better actors than the 'Friday the 13th' types, and very little would happen for the last half an hour without them. Highly recommended to fans of the original Jaws, but ignore the further sequels and rip-offs which follow.


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