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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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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,866,023 (USA) (18 June 1978)

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$102,922,376 (USA)
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Trivia

Roy Scheider did not originally want to appear in Jaws 2, but had recently left the production of The Deer Hunter (1978), which led to conflicts with Universal Pictures to whom he was locked into a multi-film contract with. The studio agreed to forgive his leaving The Deer Hunter (1978) if he did Jaws 2, which they would count as the two remaining films of his contract with them. Scheider agreed to the terms, but was resentful of his involvement from the onset and clashed frequently with director Jeannot Szwarc. See more »

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When Tina and Eddie discover the dead whale on the beach, they are standing on a large sand dune which is right beside the whale. When Chief Brody and Dr. Elkins arrive on the scene, the sand dune is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Len Peterson: Brody, this is nothing! Seaweed, mud, something on the lens...
Martin Brody: Lens my ass!
Len Peterson: You're damn right it's your ass!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Frank Zappa (1978) See more »

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Teach Me Tonight
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Music by Gene de Paul
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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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