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28 November 1995 (USA) See more »
Excellent and very detailed documentary on the making of a classic. Filled with appealing trivia, exhaustive interviews with cast and crew members... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Joe Alves ... Himself

Susan Backlinie ... Herself
Peter Benchley ... Himself

David Brown ... Himself

Bill Butler ... Himself

Richard Dreyfuss ... Himself

Lorraine Gary ... Herself

Carl Gottlieb ... Himself
Ted Grossman ... Himself

Roy Scheider ... Himself

Sid Sheinberg ... Himself

Steven Spielberg ... Himself
Ron Taylor ... Himself
Valerie Taylor ... Herself
Dick Warlock ... Himself

John Williams ... Himself

Richard D. Zanuck ... Himself

Robert Shaw ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Laurent Bouzereau 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Laurent Bouzereau 

Produced by
Laurent Bouzereau .... producer
Cinematography by
Ron McCaine 
Yuval Shousterman 
Film Editing by
David Palmer 
Jeff Pickett 
Makeup Department
Michael F. Blake .... makeup artist
Gina G. Riggi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Colleen A. Benn .... executive in charge of production: Universal Studios Home Video
Marian Mansi .... production manager
Sound Department
David Martin .... image + sound
David Pliskin .... sound
Gary Woods .... sound
Visual Effects by
Phred Tinampay .... motion control camera
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Goldman .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Carl Barnes .... post production
Martin Cohen .... film to tape transfer
Lee Mansis .... on-line editor
Igor Ridanovic .... post production
Other crew
Steve Aaron .... crew: Bahamas
Steven Blewett .... representative: Univeral Pictures (as Steve Blewett)
Bruce Brown .... crew: Australia
Cirina Catania .... crew: Bahamas
Jeff Cava .... universal pictures editorial
Jim Chaparas .... representative: Univeral Pictures
Dick Collingridge .... crew: Australia
Bette Einbinder .... representative: Univeral Pictures
Michelle Fandetti .... amblin archivist
Walt Frazier .... crew: Bahamas
Monique Heighs .... crew: Australia
Greg Nicotero .... Jaws memorabilia
Larry Phillips .... facilities coordinator
Joe Alves .... special thanks
Dan Arden .... special thanks (as 'Movie Magic' Dan Arden)
Susan Backlinie .... special thanks
Peter Benchley .... special thanks
David Brown .... special thanks
Bill Butler .... special thanks
Martin Cohen .... special thanks
Richard Dreyfuss .... special thanks
Lorraine Gary .... special thanks
Carl Gottlieb .... special thanks
Ted Grossman .... special thanks
Kathleen Kennedy .... special thanks
Kristie Macosko Krieger .... special thanks (as Kristie Macosko)
Marvin Levy .... special thanks
Susan Ray .... special thanks
Roy Scheider .... special thanks
Sid Sheinberg .... special thanks
Steven Spielberg .... special thanks
Ron Taylor .... special thanks
Valerie Taylor .... special thanks
Dick Warlock .... special thanks (as Richard Warlock)
John Williams .... special thanks
Richard D. Zanuck .... special thanks

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Additional Details

125 min | 50 min (25th Anniversary Edition)

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The original cut of this documentary (clocking in at 125 minutes) is featured on the 1995 Laserdisc and the 2-disc 2005 '30th Anniversary' DVD for Jaws (1975).See more »
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References Gone with the Wind (1939)See more »


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As Great As You're Going to Get, 29 June 2015
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

The Making of Jaws (1995)

**** (out of 4)

This mammoth documentary on the making of JAWS features interviews with many of the main people behind the film including Steven Spielberg, producers David Brown and Richard Zanuck, stars Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Lorraine Gary, composer John Williams, stunt woman Susan Backlinie, co-writer Carl Gottlieb, writer Peter Benchley and several others.

With a running time just north of two hours, this documentary really gives you a terrific idea of how one of the greatest movies ever made almost fell apart countless times throughout the troubled production. I really think the greatest stuff here deals with Spielberg who wonderfully details the chaos that was constantly happening as they tried to deal with various troubles from the shark not working properly to the ocean just not helping the situation.

We learn about the original screenplay, the various changes made to it and then we get into the hiring of the cast as well as a few actors who turned down various roles. From here we get to the actual shooting of the movie and everything that went wrong including fears that Spielberg would walk, the studio would just cancel the picture or the entire thing could have been taken away. The cast and crew really do a marvelous job at explaining everything that went wrong but, in the end, we also get to hear what a pleasure the end result turned out to be.

If you're a fan of JAWS then obviously this here is going to be a must see. Not only do we get the terrific stories but we also get several outtakes including a more graphic death scene that was cut by Spielberg because he felt it was just too much.

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