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Jaws 3-D (1983)

PG  |   |  Horror  |  22 July 1983 (USA)
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The sons of police chief Brody must protect civilians at a Sea World theme park after a 35-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them.

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Michael Brody and Sean Brody, the sons of former Amity police chief Martin Brody, work at Florida's Sea World, a seaside park run by Calvin Bouchard. Sean befriends Kelly Ann Bukowski, and Michael's girlfriend Kathryn Morgan is Sea World's head scientist who always works with Sea World's dolphins Cindy and Sandy. In its man-made lagoon, about 40 feet under the water, Sea World opens the Undersea Kingdom, a new set of underwater glass tunnels that have their own control room, and Calvin's friend Philip FitzRoyce is there to do some filming. When Sea World diver Shelby Overman vanishes, everyone is worried. Michael and Kathryn head into the water, where they find a baby great white shark and decide to bring it to Sea World to put it on display, but at Sea World, the baby shark dies. When Overman's body is found, Michael vomits when he sees it. Kathryn looks at the body and knows that the baby shark could not have been the shark that killed Overman, because the baby shark's bite radius ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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$20,500,000 (estimated)

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$42,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

In later interviews, writer Richard Matheson claimed that the film was bedeviled with script doctors that ruined the central premise of a white shark swimming upstream and becoming trapped in a lake. See more »

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When Sean mentions playing the game in the bar he gets up from his chair to go down the ramp. The next scene he's at the bottom of the ramp and the next scene he is in the circle of the crowd playing the game. All without without taking a step. Clearly a scene was cut out that would show this. See more »

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Mike Brody: I see my brother nailed you, eh?
Kelly Ann Bukowski: Your brother?
Mike Brody: Yeah, believe it or not.
Kathryn Morgan: If he wouldn't have pulled that old crotch trick, he never would have won.
Mike Brody: Yeah. That's his best move.
Kathryn Morgan: It runs in the family.
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Crazy Credits

In the original 3D version, the Universal Pictures Logo is in 3D. Plus the title "Jaws 3D" comes "toward" the viewer, clamping together as if it was like a shark's mouth. See more »

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Not The Worst Of The Sequels, But Close
25 September 1999 | by (Morristown, NJ) – See all my reviews

I had avoided seeing this film for fifteen years because of it's bad reputation and because I love the first Jaws as one of the greatest movies ever made. Having survived the horror of "Jaws: The Revenge" once, I decided to see if I could brave this one, though.

About the only thing that surprised me was that the premise wasn't quite as dumb as "Jaws: The Revenge" is. And while there is a reference to the events of "Jaws 2" at least they don't insult our intelligence with a shark pursuing one family etc. of any "Brody curse."

What sinks this film though is that it's dull in every sense. The FX are cheap and terrible and too often it's hard to figure out what's going on here. Scenes that could have been suspenseful with a competent director just plod along in a muddled fashion. In the end, Jaws 3 comes off more as a glorified made for TV type disaster movie with none of the high quality that elevates the original Jaws above such fare.


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