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Jaws 2 -- Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! The beach-goers of Amity are threatened again by a giant, man-eating shark in this thrilling sequel to Spielberg's masterpiece!

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Director:
Writers:
Peter Benchley (characters created by)
Carl Gottlieb (written by) ...
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Release Date:
16 June 1978 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... See more »
Plot:
Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Just when you thought, etc See more (260 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Roy Scheider ... Police Chief Martin Brody

Lorraine Gary ... Ellen Brody

Murray Hamilton ... Mayor Larry Vaughn

Joseph Mascolo ... Len Peterson

Jeffrey Kramer ... Deputy Jeff Hendricks

Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Dr. Lureen Elkins (as Collin Wilcox)
Ann Dusenberry ... Tina Wilcox

Mark Gruner ... Michael 'Mike' Brody
Barry Coe ... Tom Andrews

Susan French ... Grace Witherspoon - Old Lady

Gary Springer ... Andy Nicholas

Donna Wilkes ... Jackie Peters
Gary Dubin ... Eddie Marchand
John Dukakis ... Paul 'Polo' Loman

G. Thomas Dunlop ... Timmy Weldon

David Elliott ... Larry Vaughn Jr.
Marc Gilpin ... Sean Brody

Keith Gordon ... Doug Fetterman

Cindy Grover ... Lucy (as Cynthia Grover)
Ben Marley ... Patrick
Martha Swatek ... Marge

Billy Van Zandt ... Bob
Gigi Vorgan ... Brooke Peters
Jerry M. Baxter ... Helicopter Pilot
Jean Coulter ... Diane - Ski Boat Driver
Daphne Dibble ... Swimmer #1
Christine Freeman ... Terri - Water Skier
April Gilpin ... Renee
William Griffith ... Lifeguard
Gregory Harris ... Diver #2 (as Greg Harris)
Coll Red McLean ... Red - 'Old Man of the Sea'
Susan O. McMillan ... Girl Sailor
David Owsley ... Boy Sailor
Allan L. Paddack ... Crosby
Oneida Rollins ... Ambulance Driver
Frank James Sparks ... Diver #1 (as Frank Sparks)
Thomas A. Stewart ... Sparky - Assistant Dive Master
David Tintle ... Swimmer #2
Jim Wilson ... Swimmer with Child
Kathy Wilson ... Mrs. Bryant
Herb Muller ... Phil Fogarty
Fritzi Jane Courtney ... Mrs. Taft - Select Woman (as Jane Courtney)
Alfred Wilde ... Harry Wiseman - Select Man #1 (as Al Wilde)
Cyprian R. Dube ... Mr. Posner - Select Man #2 (as Cyprien 'Phil' Dube)
Mary A. Gaffney ... Mrs. Silvera
Bill Green ... Irate 'Dancing' Man (as William 'Bill' Green)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George Buck ... Irate 'Letterbox' Man (uncredited)
Michael Smith ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeannot Szwarc 
 
Writing credits
Peter Benchley (characters created by)

Carl Gottlieb (written by) and
Howard Sackler (written by)

Produced by
Joe Alves .... associate producer
David Brown .... producer
Richard D. Zanuck .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Michael C. Butler (director of photography) (as Michael Butler)
 
Film Editing by
Steve Potter 
Arthur Schmidt 
Neil Travis 
 
Production Design by
Joe Alves 
 
Art Direction by
W. Stewart Campbell  (as Stewart Campbell)
Gene Johnson 
 
Set Decoration by
Phil Abramson  (as Philip Abramson)
 
Costume Design by
Bill Jobe 
 
Makeup Department
Robert Jiras .... makeup artist (as Bob Jiras)
Philip Leto .... hair stylist (as Phil Leto)
Rick Sharp .... makeup artist
Ron Snyder .... makeup artist
Dorothy Parkinson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Bill Badalato .... unit production manager
Tom Joyner .... production manager
Tony LaMarca .... unit production manager: second unit (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Alves .... second unit director
Katy Emde .... second assistant director (as Kathy Marie Emde)
Scott Maitland .... first assistant director
Beau Marks .... second assistant director
Wilbur Mosier .... assistant director: second unit
Don Zepfel .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Gary Seybert .... property master
Jim Ellis .... second props (uncredited)
Jerry Moss .... second props (uncredited)
Bill Parks .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Richard A. Villalobos .... leadman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James R. Alexander .... sound (as Jim Alexander)
Robert L. Hoyt .... sound recordist
James Troutman .... sound effects editor (as Jim Troutman)
Alsie L. Florence .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Robert Jackson .... boom operator (uncredited)
George E. Marshall Jr. .... sound utility (uncredited)
John McDonald .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roy Arbogast .... special mechanical effects
Robert A. Mattey .... special mechanical effects
Johnny Borgese .... special effects (uncredited)
Kevin Pike .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Eddie Surkin .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Mueller .... sculptor: model (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ted Grossman .... stunt coordinator
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Jean Coulter .... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Steven Knowles .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Greg Le Duc .... water stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John L. Black .... key grip (as John Black)
David L. Butler .... camera operator: second unit (as David Butler)
Michael Dugan .... underwater camera operator
John Fleckenstein .... camera operator
Michael McGowan .... camera operator: second unit
Ron Taylor .... live shark photography
Valerie Taylor .... live shark photography
Donald M. Wolak .... gaffer (as Don Wolak)
Eugene Barragy .... key grip (uncredited)
Gabe Bolderoff .... grip (uncredited)
Bill Bryant .... best boy (uncredited)
Pat Campea Jr. .... second key grip (uncredited)
Jim Coe .... still photographer (uncredited)
Randy Dahlquist .... operator (uncredited)
Louis Goldman .... still photographer (uncredited)
John Gray .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert L. Guthrie .... assistant camera (uncredited)
David Jarrell .... operator (uncredited)
Harvey Kamins .... operator (uncredited)
Joe Kelly .... best boy grip (uncredited)
J. Michael McClary .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
John McGowan .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Sol Negrin .... cinematographer: re-shoots (uncredited)
Don Piel .... camera operator (uncredited)
Rich Redlands .... second key grip (uncredited)
Jack Vogel .... dolly grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Liz Keigley .... location casting
Shari Rhodes .... location casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurann Cordero .... wardrobe: ladies
Gilbert Loe .... wardrobe: men (as Gil Loe)
Paul Saragusa .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Freeman A. Davies .... assistant film editor (as Freeman Davies Jr.)
Mike Elias .... assistant film editor (as Michael T. Elias)
Robert Hernandez .... assistant film editor
Sherrie Sanet .... assistant film editor (as Sherrie Sanet Jacobson)
 
Music Department
Stephen A. Hope .... music editor
John Neal .... music scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Dan Anglin .... driver co-captain (uncredited)
Mel Bingham .... driver captain (uncredited)
Philip Martin .... boat driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Al Ebner .... unit publicist
Bob Forrest .... script supervisor
Philip Kingry .... marine coordinator
Thomas J. Larsen .... head wrangler: uncredited
Donald MacDonald .... production assistant
Esther Vivante .... script supervisor: second unit
Fred Zendar .... technical advisor (as Manfred Zendar)
Charles Ajar .... projectionist (uncredited)
Joe Catalfo .... first aid (uncredited)
Raechel Donahue .... voice talent (uncredited)
Harry Jukes .... 40 man (uncredited)
Irving Kramer .... location auditor (uncredited)
Max Manlove .... production secretary (uncredited)
Sherrill Patten .... timekeeper (uncredited)
Gene Starzenski .... set paramedic (uncredited)
Ron Veto .... underwater diver (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
116 min | Brazil:131 min (television version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (2001) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 (original rating) | Norway:16 | Norway:15 (DVD) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (2000) (2001) | USA:PG (certificate #25237) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Boats and parts for their maintenance were purchased from local businesses. One proprietor said that he sold "Universal approximately $400,000 worth of boats and equipment".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the overhead shot of Brody and Elkins walking towards the dead whale, there are only about ten or twelve people standing around it. In all subsequent shots, there are around twenty 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Attack On The HelicopterSee more »

FAQ

Is it true that there are major differences between the movie and the novel?
Any recommendations for other movies about shark attacks?
To what are sharks attracted?
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18 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Just when you thought, etc, 15 March 2001
Author: G.Spider from UK

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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