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


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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

While filming in Florida, the production "was a boost to the local economy because local boaters, extras and stand-ins or doubles were hired. Universal brought in actors, directors, producers and their wives, camera and crew people who needed housing, food and clothing for the movie. Services were needed for laundry, dry-cleaning and recreation." See more »

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(at around 1hr 43min) The shark brushes against Lucy and it's sharp scales cut her above the left hip. While sharkskin is capable of doing this, it is only rough from tail to nose. Nose to tail, it is actually relatively smooth. However, the sheer size and speed of the shark brushing by her could still cause some damage to soft human skin tissue. See more »

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Martin Brody: [studying photo Fogarty has developed from the missing divers' camera] Yeah... that's the Orca.
Phil Fogarty: Good lens too, fast. One-four, I think. You notice that difussion over there...
Martin Brody: [cuts him off] Come on, Phil, don't jerk me around. What else have you got?
Phil Fogarty: Over here. I exposed another bunch this morning, but I haven't had a chance to develop them yet.
Martin Brody: [as the next photo vaguely shows the outline of the shark] That's it, that's the one.
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Written by Tony Hatch
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An enjoyable underrated sequel that deserves a chance
5 October 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A lot of people come under the misconception that only Jaws is good while all the sequels are bad but that's not entirely true. Of course Jaws 3D and Jaws the Revenge are the ones you should definitely avoid at all costs but Jaws 2 is the one that gets under-looked and unfairly rated because of the bad rep the later sequels did. I assure you all, Jaws 2 is nothing like those said bad sequels films, in fact this film is actually as enjoyable as it's preceding film.

Like a proper sequel should do it directly continues from where the first film left off with most of the same characters returning including main protagonist Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), he is just an excellent main character, it wouldn't be a Jaws film without him who has the unfortunate task of dealing with another man eating shark that is terrorising the sea of this island resort town of Amity. Although the film starts off slow but as more of the film gets going the better it becomes. I loved the moments when the shark kills the victims like a horror villain should.

Now of course Jaws 2 may not match up to the original film but at least the people who made this film actually tried to make a good film with a decent story. I enjoyed it and I highly recommend it, it's one of the many underrated sequels that should be given a chance.


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