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A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.

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  • Won 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 18 nominations.
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Chief Martin Brody
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Quint
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Matt Hooper
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Ellen Brody
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Mayor Larry Vaughn
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Meadows
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Deputy Hendricks (as Jeffrey C. Kramer)
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Chrissie Watkins
Jonathan Filley ...
Cassidy
Ted Grossman ...
Estuary Victim
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Michael Brody
Jay Mello ...
Sean Brody
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Mrs. Kintner
Jeffrey Voorhees ...
Alex Kintner
Craig Kingsbury ...
Ben Gardner
Robert Nevin ...
Medical Examiner (as Dr. Robert Nevin)
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Interviewer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tim Aguirre ...
Infant on Beach (uncredited)
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Out of Towner (uncredited)
John Bahr ...
Beach Guitarist (uncredited)
Gilbert Brand ...
Victim (uncredited)
Jean Canha ...
Fat Lady (uncredited)
Edwin C. Carlson ...
Man with Goff (uncredited)
Henry Carreiro ...
Felix (uncredited)
Robert Carroll ...
Mr. Polk (uncredited)
Edward Chalmers Jr. ...
Mr. Denherder (uncredited)
Robert Chambers ...
Charlie (uncredited)
Fritzi Jane Courtney ...
Mrs. Taft (uncredited)
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Hippie on Beach (uncredited)
Gregory S. Dole ...
Sonar Operator (uncredited)
Cyprian R. Dube ...
Mr. Posner (uncredited)
Stephen Earle ...
Converted Man (uncredited)
Robin Eddins ...
Screaming Swimmer (uncredited)
David Engelbach ...
Research Assistant (uncredited)
Dorothy Fielding ...
Girl in Music Store (uncredited)
Francis A. Frank ...
Boat Rental Man (uncredited)
Brendan Gallagher ...
Man with Dynamite (uncredited)
Elizabeth K. Gifford ...
Island Wife (uncredited)
Willis B. Gifford ...
Man (uncredited)
Alston Goff ...
Lynwood Shop Keeper (uncredited)
Paul Goulart ...
Clarinet Player in Music Store (uncredited)
Beardsley Graham ...
Mainlander (uncredited)
Eleanor L. Harvey ...
Motorboat Skipper (uncredited)
Mike Haydn ...
Bonfire Guitarist (uncredited)
Richard P. Hewitt ...
Walter (uncredited)
Carla Hogendyk ...
Artist (uncredited)
Wally Hooper Jr. ...
Harry (uncredited)
Janice T. Hull ...
Lady Fisherman (uncredited)
Stephanie Hull ...
Swimming Girl (uncredited)
Wayne Iacono ...
Spotter (uncredited)
Duncan Inches ...
Townsperson (uncredited)
Joseph G. Kraetzer ...
Local Merchant (uncredited)
Joe La Creta ...
Barwood (uncredited)
William Lymon ...
Ensign (uncredited)
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Mrs. Posner (uncredited)
Phil Murray ...
Mr. Taft (uncredited)
Philip Norton ...
Mr. Stands (uncredited)
William O'Gorman ...
Man with Dynamite (uncredited)
Joseph Oliveira ...
Swimmer (uncredited)
Dennett Paula ...
Woman at Beach (uncredited)
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Sailboat Skipper (uncredited)
Donald Poole ...
Frank Silva - Harbor Master (uncredited)
Steven Potter ...
Man with Dog (uncredited)
Beverly Powers ...
Topless Swimmer (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
Christopher Sands ...
Lifeguard (uncredited)
Henry E. Scott III ...
Man with Rifle (uncredited)
Peggy Scott ...
Polly (uncredited)
John Searle ...
Converted Man (uncredited)
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Beachgoer (uncredited)
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Amity Point Lifestation Worker (uncredited) (voice)
Joy Stuart ...
Woman Tourist #1 (uncredited)
Jerome S. Tartar ...
Boat Captain (uncredited)
Julie Taylor ...
Nurse (uncredited)
Paul G. Thibodeau ...
Fisherman in Boat (uncredited)
Rex Trailer ...
Scout Master (uncredited)
Paul F. Tremblay ...
Deputy #2 (uncredited)
Hershel West ...
Salvatore (uncredited)
Robert Whelden Jr. ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Alfred Wilde ...
Harry Wiseman (uncredited)
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Pratt (uncredited)

Directed by

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Steven Spielberg

Written by

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Peter Benchley ... (screenplay) and
Carl Gottlieb ... (screenplay)
 
Peter Benchley ... (based on the novel by)

Produced by

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David Brown ... producer
Richard D. Zanuck ... producer

Music by

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John Williams

Cinematography by

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Bill Butler ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Verna Fields ... film editor

Editorial Department

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William C. Carruth ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Rick Fields ... apprentice film editor (uncredited)
Jeff Gourson ... assistant film editor (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Joe Alves ... (as Joseph Alves Jr.)

Set Decoration by

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John M. Dwyer

Makeup Department

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Del Armstrong ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Verne Caruso ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Jim Gillespie ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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James Fargo ... unit production manager (as Jim Fargo)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Barbara Bass ... second assistant director
Tom Joyner ... first assistant director
Joe Alves ... second unit director (uncredited)
Verna Fields ... second unit director (uncredited)
L. Andrew Stone ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Mike May ... leadman (uncredited)
Frank Nifong ... prop master (uncredited)
William A. Petrotta ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Thomas J. Wright ... production illustrator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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John R. Carter ... sound
Robert L. Hoyt ... sound (as Robert Hoyt)
Thomas E. Allen ... sound (uncredited)
George Fredrick ... sound editor (uncredited)
Walter A. Gest ... adr recordist (uncredited)
William Griffith ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Roger Heman Jr. ... sound (uncredited)
Franklin Jones Jr. ... score recording & mixing engineer (uncredited)
Earl Madery ... sound (uncredited)
John McDonald ... boom man (uncredited)
Colin C. Mouat ... sound editor (uncredited)
Dennis C. Salcedo ... optical sound recordist (uncredited)
Roger Sword ... sound editor (uncredited)
James Troutman ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Robert A. Mattey ... special effects
Roy Arbogast ... special mechanical effects (uncredited)
Tim Baar ... special effects (uncredited)
Johnny Borgese ... special effects (uncredited)
Don Chandler ... sculptor (uncredited)
Richard S. Edwards ... explosive expert (uncredited)
Richard O. Helmer ... special effects (uncredited)
Conrad Kromm ... special effects (uncredited)
Stanley Mahony ... special effects (uncredited)
Kevin Pike ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Harry Shepherd ... special effects (uncredited)
Charles Spurgeon ... special effects (uncredited)
Richard Stutsman ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Eddie Surkin ... special effects crew (uncredited)
Gary Wood ... special effects (uncredited)
Michael Wood ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Richard E. Butler ... stunts (uncredited)
Howard Curtis ... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Grossman ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Frank James Sparks ... stunt double: Richard Dreyfuss (uncredited)
Dick Warlock ... stunt double: Richard Dryfuss (uncredited)
Fred Zendar ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Ziker ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Chapman ... camera operator
Rexford L. Metz ... underwater photography (as Rexford Metz)
Ron Taylor ... camera operator: live shark footage
Valerie Taylor ... camera operator: live shark footage
Lou Barlia ... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Sandy Brooke ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Vito Carenzo ... grip (uncredited)
Joe Cole ... best boy (uncredited)
James A. Contner ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Tony DeGeorge ... second grip (uncredited)
Tim Evans ... lamp operator (uncredited)
David Fay ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Louis Goldman ... still photographer (uncredited)
Jake Jarrell ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Harry Jukes ... generator operator (uncredited)
Guy Polzel ... key grip (uncredited)
Peter Salim ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Fred Schuler ... additional camera operator (uncredited)
William Tandrow ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Bill Tenny ... gaffer (uncredited)
Ronald Vidor ... underwater camera operator (uncredited)
Dennis Young ... underwater grip (uncredited)
Ron Zarilla ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Shari Rhodes ... location casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Louise Clark ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Robert Ellsworth ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Irwin Rose ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)

Location Management

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Nick Chiarolanzio ... location auditor (uncredited)

Music Department

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Robert Bain ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Vince De Rosa ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Joseph Glassman ... music editor (uncredited)
Joe Howard ... musician: trombone soloist (uncredited)
Tommy Johnson ... musician: tuba soloist (uncredited)
Paul Kegg ... musician: cello (uncredited)
William Mays ... musician (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician (uncredited)
Uan Rasey ... musician (uncredited)
Emil Richards ... musician (uncredited)
George Roberts ... musician (uncredited)
Ernie Rosecrans ... music preparation (uncredited)
Glen Rosecrans ... music preparation (uncredited)
Steven Spielberg ... musician: clarinet in orchestra (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Lloyd Ulyate ... musician: trombone soloist (uncredited)
John Williams ... conductor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Mel Bingham ... transportation captain (uncredited)
Lorenzo Porricelli ... driver (uncredited)
Julian Powell ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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Charlsie Bryant ... script supervisor
William S. Gilmore ... production executive (as William S. Gilmore Jr.)
Fred Zendar ... technical advisor (as Manfred Zendar)
Al Ebner ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Rick Fields ... assistant: Mr. Spielberg (uncredited)
Helen Jackson ... nurse (uncredited)
John Milius ... speech writer (uncredited)
Howard Sackler ... script consultant (uncredited)
Ron Veto ... underwater diver (uncredited)
Danny Young ... timekeeper (uncredited)

Thanks

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Leonard J.V. Compagno ... the producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of (as Mr. L.J.V. Compagno of The Department of Biological Sciences Stanford University)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 garykmcd

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Taglines Amity Island had everything. Clear skies. Gentle surf. Warm water. People flocked there every summer. It was the perfect feeding ground. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Stillness in the Water (United States)
  • Les dents de la mer (France)
  • Der weiße Hai (Germany)
  • Tiburón (Spain)
  • Žralok (Czechoslovakia, Slovak title)
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Runtime
  • 124 min
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Box Office

Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $7,061,513, 22 Jun 1975
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $470,653,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Several decades after the release of Jaws (1975), Lee Fierro, who played Mrs. Kintner, walked into a seafood restaurant and noticed that the menu had an "Alex Kintner Sandwich." She commented that she had played his mother so many years ago; the owner of the restaurant ran out to meet her, and he was none other than Jeffrey Voorhees, who had played her son. They had not seen each other since the original movie shoot. See more »
Goofs Great White Sharks cannot move backwards once their gills are under water, as seen towards the end of the film. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Jaws: The Revenge (1987). See more »
Soundtracks Show Me The Way To Go Home See more »
Crazy Credits 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 »
Quotes Brody: You're gonna need a bigger boat.
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