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Writers:
Peter Benchley (characters created 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 »
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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
 
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
 
Sound Department
James R. Alexander .... sound (as Jim Alexander)
Robert L. Hoyt .... sound recording
James Troutman .... sound effects editor (as Jim Troutman)
Robert Jackson .... boom operator (uncredited)
George E. Marshall Jr. .... sound utility (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)
Pat Campea Jr. .... second key grip (uncredited)
Joe Kelly .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Sol Negrin .... cinematographer: re-shoots (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Liz Keigley .... location casting
Shari Rhodes .... location casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurann Cordero .... wardrobe: ladies
Gilbert Loe .... wardrobe: men's (as Gil Loe)
 
Editorial Department
Freeman A. Davies .... assistant film editor (as Freeman Davies Jr.)
Michael T. Elias .... assistant film editor
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
Philip Martin .... boat driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Al Ebner .... unit publicist
Bob Forrest .... script supervisor
Philip Kingry .... marine coordinator
Donald MacDonald .... production assistant
Esther Vivante .... script supervisor: second unit
Fred Zendar .... technical advisor (as Manfred Zendar)
Raechel Donahue .... voice talent (uncredited)
Gene Starzenski .... set paramedic (uncredited)
Ron Veto .... underwater diver (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
116 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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) | Chile:TE | 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:
Marc Gilpin (Sean Brody) claims that when they were shooting one of the scenes on the makeshift raft of wrecked yachts, they were being circled by a real hammerhead shark. All the actors were scared and began to scream and holler at the production crew who were filming that particular scene from a distance. The crew were oblivious to the danger and assumed the actors were simply 'in character' and gave them the thumbs up!See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The original Deputy in "Jaws" is named Len Hendricks. The same character is addressed in a scene with Mrs. Brody in "Jaws 2" as Jeff, 3 times (the actual name of the actor). In the credits he is now named Jeff Hendricks.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Vamos a por vosotros (2011) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
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21 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Has Its Moments, But Not Very Good, 15 February 2005
Author: americanadian25 from United States

No doubt Jaws 2 had some big shoes to fill. It can't be easy to make a sequel that surpasses the greatness of a film thats become a classic. Jaws 2 tried a few new techniques so it wouldn't be more of the same, but most of them didn't work. The only things that did work were the techniques used in the first movie.

The Plot- Amity Island has been suffering from financial troubles since the shark attack that occurred a few years back. And when a series of accidents occur out in the ocean, police chief Martin Brody thinks another shark has come to Amity for some dinner. Of course, nobody believes him and he has to fight this war himself.

The Pros- Jaws 2 has its upsides. Roy Scheider reprises his role as police chief Martin Brody, Lorraine Gary reprises her role as Ellen Brody, Martin's supportive wife, and Murray Hamilton reprises his role as Amity's mayor Larry Vaughn. The returning actors are very impressive and are definitely a plus for the movie. Another pro is John William's musical score, he still uses the classic Jaws theme and added some new things. There are a few more little things that make the movie decent.

The Cons- Keep in mind I said the movie is decent, not good. The new actors pretty much suck. The movie tries to do kind of a teen slasher flick kind of format, using teenagers as most of the cast. Most of the teen actors were merely average at best and the plot wasn't anything to write home about. My biggest pet peave about this movie is that you see the shark way too much. The shark in the first movie had little screen time until the end, which is what made it so intense and thrilling. But the shark looks fake sometimes, so when you see it that often, its not very thrilling. The director said if you know what the shark looks like, don't hold back. Thats true, its no mystery, we know what the shark looks like, but it still had too much screen time. Speaking of the director, Jeannot Szwarc was not nearly as good as Spielberg. The direction was pretty bad.

Well Jaws 2 is definitely better than Jaws 3 and 4, but thats not saying much. I don't think any animal disaster film will live up to the original Jaws. Jaws 2 is probably worth a rental, but I wouldn't buy it.

I Give Jaws 2 a 5/10.

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