As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
It's a hot summer on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn't sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down to his regret as that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy's mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they're going to need a bigger boat.Written by
When the shark jumps onto the boat, you will notice daylight shining through his gills. The sharks used for filming included a right and left design. Which meant one side had skin and the other side didn't. This design allowed the daylight to shine through to the other end and through the gills. See more »
The producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of The Nation Geographical Society and Mr. L.J.V. Compagno of the Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University. See more »
In the original Cinema version shown in the UK, the autopsy scene did not have the terrible cut/edit during the dialog. The original version contained scenes/dialog close the the following: "So this is what happens when a young girl goes swimming...." Hooper then goes to hit bag and takes out a tape measure. He then measures the bite on the leg/torso and continues: "The bite-radius indicates the non-frenzied feeding...". When he subsequently measures the tiger shark and says that the bite radius doesn't match, it makes more sense. It is clear from the jump in dialog, and the presence of a grammatically incorrect sentence that the scene is cut - "So this is what happens indicates the" is not English. See more »
I saw this recently on the big screen for the first time since I originally went as a child in 1975 and if anything, it has got better. John Williams' score and Robert Shaw's "Quint" combine to far outweigh the "rubber" shark scenes. Unlike "The Meg" this film conveys a real sense of tension; coupled with some good old-fashioned scariness. It also dips it's toe into the science and behaviour of an apex predator, which we may consider ourselves to be. Take away our technical accoutrement and we are clearly the minnows...
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