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Jaws 2 (1978)

PG  |   |  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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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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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

Many scenes had to be shot in the fall/winter months. As such, the actors had to suck ice cubes prior to takes to avoid having their breath seen on camera. See more »

Goofs

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

[after Brody has been fired]
Martin Brody: Maybe they're right... I'm tired... I'm tired... Too damn tired...
Ellen Brody: Too damn drunk. That's what you are, too damn drunk.
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Referenced in The Golden Girls: A Visit from Little Sven (1987) See more »

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The Girl from Ipanema
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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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