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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Several years after Amity's former Police Chief Martin Brody electrocuted the shark at Cable Junction, his sons, Mike & Sean, are now working in different roles at Sea World Orlando. Mike is working as a park engineer and considering marriage to his girlfriend, killer whale biologist Kathryn Morgan. Sean is also involved with 1 of the park's water skiers, Kelly Ann Bukowski. Sea World is about to open a massive 'Undersea Kingdom' which will bring visitors closer to marine life than ever before. The park is accessible from the ocean by a series of gates, one of which malfunctions. A young Great White Shark swims through the gate, and when a maintenance diver heads down to fix the gate he does not return. The young Great White is captured & placed in a tank but soon dies despite Kathryn's best efforts to save it. More alarming though, is the young shark's massive, 35 foot mother which has followed the baby shark into the lagoon and killed the maintenance diver, whose body is recovered. ... Written by Medic249a2

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$42,200,000 (USA)
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In 1982, Mickey Rooney was rumored to be starring in this movie. See more »

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At Calvin Bouchard's press conference, a reporter for Channel 6 is interviewing him, but her camera person is right behind her watching, not shooting. The camera is marked Channel 6 and the camera-man is wearing a Channel 6 shirt. See more »

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Kathryn Morgan: What if she doesn't want to go back in?
Philip FitzRoyce: Oh, I think we can pretty much guarantee that she'll want to go back in. Don't you, Jack?
Jack Tate: Sure.
Mike Brody: Well, just how are you going to guarantee that?
Philip FitzRoyce: Live bait.
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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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Jaws 3, People 0 really would have been a fitting title for this weak and forgettable film
2 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When a series that starts out on top greatly declines in quality by the first or second sequel it's really too bad. In the early 1980s the 3-D gimmick was used for a few third installments in popular franchises, the first being 1982s 'Friday the 13th part 3.' In the case of this film it worked and it is liked by many fans. Not that the film is a contender for winning an Oscar, but it's very good for what it is. However in some cases it turned out that the 3-D thing was used to fill up the seats and bring in the bucks. Such is the case with the third 'Jaws' movie, which was preceded by a classic film and an above average first sequel. By this point it seemed that Universal and the makers of the film didn't care about quality because even on it's own 'Jaws 3' is a loser. It's a case of a decent concept poorly executed and the result is a film best forgotten.

Pros: A great new setting. Nice underwater photography. Cast does a decent job. Moves at an OK pace. The film finally comes to life in the last third with some action packed moments.

Cons: Poor screenplay. Lousy special effects. Mediocre score except for the use of John Williams' theme. Apart from one scene in the first half, the rest of the film lacks the tension of it's predecessors. Looks like a made for TV movie thanks to Joe Alves bland direction. The first two films have human drama too, but here it's poorly written and directed and just bogs the film down.

Final thoughts: Let's face it, we didn't need even one sequel to the first film, let alone more. The first film stands on it's own and is truly the best of the killer shark films. 'Jaws 2' is an unnecessary sequel, but the talent involved make it worth a look. This installment isn't even a guilty pleasure, it's just a waste of time. A shame because the water park setting had potential and in the right hands this could have been a treat. Unfortunately the studio didn't learn their lesson with this one and had to sink the series even further.

My rating: 2/5


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