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Jaws 2 (1978)

Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

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Four years after the events of the original "Jaws", the town of Amity suddenly experiences series of mysterious boating accidents and disappearances. Chief of Police, Martin Brody, fears that another shark is out there, but he is ignored by the townsfolk. Unfortunately, he's right. There is another Great White in the sea. And it wants revenge. Written by darkmage7280

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One good bite deserves another! (1980 re-release) See more »


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16 June 1978 (USA)  »

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Tiburón 2  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$102,922,376 (USA)
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Trivia

The film cost $30 million to produce, over three times more than the original. David Brown says that they did not budget the film "because Universal would never have given a green light to a $30 million budget in those days." The Marine Division Head for Universal on location, Philip Kingry, says that "It cost approximately $80,000 per day to make that movie." When Kingry asked Brown what his budget was, the producer responded, "We're not wasteful, but we're spending the profit from Jaws (1975), and it will take what it takes." See more »

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The position of the towel Chief Brody has on his shoulder changes (as evidenced by the pattern) when he wakes up the morning after being fired as he walks down the hallway and opens doors looking for his son. See more »

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Martin Brody: I mean, it's obvious that a big fish took a bite out of... this big fish.
Dr. Elkins: This is a mammal. Not a fish.
Martin Brody: Don't quibble with me! Is it a shark bite or isn't it?
Dr. Elkins: Possibly. But then again this is a killer whale, it would have to be a shark of considerable size.
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Featured in Jaws 2: A Portrait by Actor Keith Gordon (2001) See more »

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The Girl from Ipanema
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Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim
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Lacks Dark Terror Of The Original
29 April 2004 | by (Macon, Mississippi) – See all my reviews

While Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" a dark, scary, and gripping thriller, "Jaws 2" is a scary movie for kids who don't really want to be scared. The imagination and unique style that Spielberg put into the original is sorely lacking here; this is merely a teenagers-in-jeopardy thriller as hordes of sailboating teens are terrorized by the giant killer shark. Spielberg did not expose us to the actual shark until much later in the film, which added to the heightened tension. We see the shark up close right away in this film, and it's no sense of terror. The shark chomps on water skiers, attacks boats, drags a helicopter out of the air and into the ocean, snacks on scuba divers, and the day is once again saved by Chief Brody (Roy Scheider.) With all this chomping and chewing going on, "Jaws 2" is oddly ineffective and unscary. While alot of kids were genuinely frightened and scared by the original "Jaws," this sequel is more like a carnival ride that provides a few thrills but is forgotten after it is over. The music by John Williams is absolutely fabulous and the atmosphere is sunnier this time around, but "Jaws 2" fails to satisfy. It's just alot of kids screaming and falling in the water. While the original is a horror masterpiece, this is an O.K. film for squeamish little children.


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