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When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community off Cape Cod, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

  • Won 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 20 nominations.
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Cast verified as complete

Ellen Brody
Hendricks (as Jeffrey C. Kramer)
Jonathan Filley ...
Ted Grossman ...
Estuary Victim
Michael Brody
Jay Mello ...
Sean Brody
Mrs. Kintner
Jeffrey Voorhees ...
Alex Kintner
Craig Kingsbury ...
Ben Gardner
Medical Examiner (as Dr. Robert Nevin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Searle ...
Boy Swimmer with Cardboard Fin
Steven Searle ...
Boy Swimmer with Cardboard Fin
Tim Aguirre ...
Infant on Beach (uncredited)
Out of Towner (uncredited)
John Bahr ...
Beach Guitarist (uncredited)
Bruce ...
Shark (uncredited)
Jean Canha ...
Fat Lady (uncredited)
Edwin C. Carlson ...
Man with Goff (uncredited)
Felix (uncredited)
Robert Carroll ...
Mr. Polk (uncredited)
Edward Chalmers Jr. ...
Mr. Denherder (uncredited)
Robert Chambers ...
Charlie (uncredited)
Mrs. Taft (uncredited)
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)
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)
Bonfire Guitarist (uncredited)
Richard P. Hewitt ...
Walter (uncredited)
Carla Hogendyk ...
Artist (uncredited)
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)
Mrs. Posner (uncredited)
John Moffet ...
At Bonfire with Mustache (uncredited)
Phil Murray ...
Mr. Taft (uncredited)
Devon Nelson ...
The Water (uncredited)
Philip Norton ...
Mr. Stands (uncredited)
William O'Gorman ...
Man with Dynamite (uncredited)
Joseph Oliveira ...
Swimmer (uncredited)
Dennett Paula ...
Woman at Beach (uncredited)
Sailboat Skipper (uncredited)
Donald Poole ...
Frank Silva - Harbor Master (uncredited)
Steven Potter ...
Man with Dog (uncredited)
Topless Swimmer (uncredited)
Nurse (uncredited)
Christopher Sands ...
Lifeguard (uncredited)
Henry E. Scott III ...
Man with Rifle (uncredited)
Peggy Scott ...
Polly (uncredited)
Converted Man (uncredited)
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)
Pratt (uncredited)

Directed by

Steven Spielberg ... (directed by)

Written by

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

Produced by

David Brown ... producer (produced by)
Richard D. Zanuck ... producer (produced by)

Music by

John Williams ... (music by)

Cinematography by

Bill Butler ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Verna Fields ... film editor

Editorial Department

William C. Carruth ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Rick Fields ... apprentice film editor (uncredited)
Jeff Gourson ... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Mo Henry ... negative cutter (uncredited)

Production Design by

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

Set Decoration by

John M. Dwyer

Makeup Department

Del Armstrong ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Verne Caruso ... hair stylist (uncredited)
John Chambers ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Jim Gillespie ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Werner Keppler ... sculptor/mold maker (uncredited)

Production Management

James Fargo ... unit production manager (as Jim Fargo)
Charles Clement ... post production operations head (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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

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

Sound Department

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)
Frank Meadows ... boom operator (uncredited)
Colin C. Mouat ... sound editor (uncredited)
Gary Rydstrom ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Dennis C. Salcedo ... optical sound recordist (uncredited)
Roger Sword ... sound editor (uncredited)
James Troutman ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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)
Ted Koerner ... special effects technician (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)

Visual Effects by

Jeremy P. Carroll ... lead stereographer
Prafull Gade ... managing director: Stereo D FX Studios
Alex Guri ... vfx supervisor: Stereo D FX Studios
Alex Heffner ... visual effects and augmentation supervisor
Franklin Mascarenhas ... head of production: Stereo D FX Studios
Trent Newton ... production assistant: Stereo D FX Studios
Aaron Parry ... executive vice president: Stereo D FX Studios
Mark Simone ... creative supervisor: Stereo D FX Studios
Steve Stransman ... Stereo Producer: Stereo D FX Studios
Amanda Viveiros ... stereo assistant production manager: Stereo D
Jordan Lucchino ... stereoscopic compositor (uncredited)
Yael Majors ... assistant finaling supervisor (uncredited)
Grant McCune ... model maker (uncredited)


Richard E. Butler ... stunts (uncredited)
Denise Cheshire ... stunts (uncredited)
Howard Curtis ... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Grossman ... stunt coordinator (uncredited) / stunt double: Roy Scheider (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Preston Peterson ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank James Sparks ... stunt double: Richard Dreyfuss (uncredited)
Ron Veto ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Warlock ... stunt double: Richard Dryfuss (uncredited)
Fred Zendar ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Ziker ... stunt double: Roy Scheider (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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)
Rocco Damiano ... camera effects (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

Shari Rhodes ... location casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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

Location Management

Nick Chiarolanzio ... location auditor (uncredited)

Music Department

Robert Bain ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Israel Baker ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Harry Bluestone ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Larry Bunker ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Vince De Rosa ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
David Duke ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Joseph Glassman ... music editor (uncredited)
Ralph Grierson ... musician: piano (uncredited)
The Hollywood Studio Symphony ... music performed by (uncredited)
Joe Howard ... musician: trombone soloist (uncredited)
Tommy Johnson ... musician: tuba soloist (uncredited)
Ted Keep ... scoring engineer (uncredited)
Paul Kegg ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Shelly Manne ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
William Mays ... musician (uncredited)
Malcolm McNab ... trumpet soloist (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician (uncredited)
Erno Neufeld ... musician: violin (uncredited)
John Neufeld ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Uan Rasey ... musician (uncredited) / musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Dorothy Remsen ... musician: harp (uncredited)
Emil Richards ... musician (uncredited) / musician: percussion (uncredited)
George Roberts ... musician (uncredited)
Ernie Rosecrans ... music preparation (uncredited)
Glen Rosecrans ... music preparation (uncredited)
Paul Shure ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Steven Spielberg ... musician: clarinet in orchestra (uncredited)
Ann Stockton ... musician: harp (uncredited)
Sheridon Stokes ... musician: flute solos (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Louise Di Tullio ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Lloyd Ulyate ... musician: trombone soloist (uncredited)
John Williams ... conductor (uncredited)
Graham Young ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

Charlsie Bryant ... script supervisor
Hal Barwood ... script consultant (uncredited)
Lowell James Gerry Sr. ... continuity (uncredited)
Matthew Robbins ... script consultant (uncredited)
Howard Sackler ... script consultant (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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

Additional Crew

William S. Gilmore ... production executive (as William S. Gilmore Jr.)
Fred Zendar ... technical advisor (as Manfred Zendar)
Mark DeFeo ... Boat Operator (uncredited)
Al Ebner ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Rick Fields ... assistant: Mr. Spielberg (uncredited)
Helen Jackson ... nurse (uncredited)
Gerry Lewis ... publicist (uncredited)
John Milius ... speech writer: U.S.S. Indianapolis scene (uncredited)
Ron Veto ... underwater diver (uncredited)
Danny Young ... timekeeper (uncredited)


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

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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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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Stillness in the Water (United States)
  • Les Dents de la mer (France)
  • Der weiße Hai (Germany)
  • Tiburón (Spain)
  • 大白鲨 (China, Mandarin title)
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  • 124 min
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Box Office

Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $7,061,513, 22 Jun 1975
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $470,653,000

Did You Know?

Trivia Several decades after the film's release, 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 from Man Eater (1973). See more »
Soundtracks Untitled Improvised Campfire Guitar Music See more »
Crazy Credits The three leads are credited using a placement that was popular in the 1970s, making it unclear who receives first credit. Robert Shaw's name is vertically above Roy Scheider's, but Scheider's is to the left. Richard Dreyfuss, being the least experienced, is last whichever way you read it. See more »
Quotes [the three men are comparing their scars]
Brody: What's that one?
Quint: What?
Brody: That one, there, on your arm.
Quint: Oh, uh, that's a tattoo, I got that removed.
Hooper: Don't tell me, don't tell me..."Mother."
[he roars with laughter]
Hooper: What is it...
[Quint solemnly clamps a hand on Hooper's arm]
Quint: Mr. Hooper, that's the USS Indianapolis.
[Hooper immediately stops laughing]
Hooper: You were on the Indianapolis?
Brody: What happened?
Quint: Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte, just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in twelve minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. Thirteen-footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, Chief? You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know... was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. Heh.
[he pauses and takes a drink]
Quint: They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin'. So we formed ourselves into tight groups. Y'know, it's... kinda like ol' squares in a battle like, uh, you see in a calendar, like the Battle of Waterloo, and the idea was, shark comes to the nearest man and that man, he'd start poundin' and hollerin' and screamin', and sometimes the shark'd go away... sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark, he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. Y'know the thing about a shark, he's got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'... until he bites ya. And those black eyes roll over white, and then... oh, then you hear that terrible high-pitch screamin', the ocean turns red, and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces.
[he pauses]
Quint: Y'know, by the end of that first dawn... lost a hundred men. I dunno how many sharks. Maybe a thousand. I dunno how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday mornin', Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland- baseball player, boatswain's mate. I thought he was asleep, reached over to wake him up... bobbed up and down in the water just like a kinda top. Upended. Well... he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us, he swung in low and he saw us. Young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper. Anyway, he saw us and come in low and three hours later, a big fat PBY comes down and start to pick us up. Y'know, that was the time I was most frightened, waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a life jacket again. So, eleven hundred men went into the water, three hundred sixteen men come out, and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945.
[he pauses, smiles, and raises his glass]
Quint: Anyway... we delivered the bomb.
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