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Courage & Stupidity (2005)

 -  Short | Comedy | Fantasy  -  23 April 2005 (USA)
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Inspired by the making of Spielberg's 1974 shark blockbuster. Steven, a young filmmaker must find a way to make his monster movie after he and a friend (George) accidentally break the film's main prop.



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Credited cast:
Kahil Dotay ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Allison ...
Producer 1
Robert J. Baker ...
Assistant Director (as R.J. Baker)
Johnny Biscuit ...
Mike Chenoweth ...
Scuba Diver
Pat Donahue ...
Crewmember - Card Player 1
Tony Larimer ...
Producer 2
Tom Markus ...
Insurance Agent
Jeff Snyder ...
Crewmember - Card Player 2
Camera Thug


A film inspired by an actual event in the life of the most extraordinary movie maker of all time. Set in 1974, "Steven" an up and coming director is convinced that his new shark film will be cake to make. He finds his ideas couldn't be further from the truth, after he and a friend accidentally break the mechanical fish. Now the filmmaker is faced with the deadline of making a monster movie without a monster. Written by Official Site

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His movie is classic. The story behind it is legendary.


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The main actors were found via internet auditions. They all had short hair and were clean shaven when initially cast. See more »

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FANTASTIC - A must own for every die-hard Spielberg fan!
12 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Courage & Stupidity is a phenomenal short about the making of Steven Spielberg's Jaws. As I huge fan of Steven's, this movie is a great. Even if you just like Jaws and know of some of the hardships involved in making it, you will enjoy the film.

It is jam-packed with homages to many of Steven's films. You will appreciate this movie much more if you are familiar with Steven's films. Homages to Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Color Purple, and Amistad, and various characters from other Spielberg's films make appearances, including Elliott from E.T., Alan Grant and John Hammond from Jurrassic Park, and Carl Hanratty and Frank Abignale from Catch Me If You Can.

If you are a Spielberg fan, don't hesitate: GO BUY THE DVD!

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