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Jaws 2 (1978)

Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

Director:

Jeannot Szwarc

Writers:

Peter Benchley (based upon characters created by), Carl Gottlieb | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Scheider ... Brody
Lorraine Gary ... Ellen Brody
Murray Hamilton ... Mayor Vaughn
Joseph Mascolo ... Peterson
Jeffrey Kramer ... Hendricks
Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Dr. Elkins (as Collin Wilcox)
Ann Dusenberry ... Tina
Mark Gruner ... Mike
Barry Coe ... Andrews
Susan French ... Old Lady
Gary Springer ... Andy
Donna Wilkes ... Jackie
Gary Dubin ... Ed
John Dukakis ... Polo
G. Thomas Dunlop ... Timmy
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Storyline

Four years after the events of the original "Jaws", the town of Amity suddenly experiences series of mysterious boating accidents and disappearances. Chief of Police, Martin Brody, fears that another shark is out there, but he is ignored by the townsfolk. Unfortunately, he's right - there is another Great White in the sea. Written by darkmage7280

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... See more »


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Trivia

The picture was briefly the highest-grossing sequel in history until Rocky II (1979) was released the following year. See more »

Goofs

The police boat that Brody takes to rescue the kids has a registration number starting with "MS" - a police boat for Amity would be registered in New York, not in Massachusetts. However, it is never made clear exactly where Amity is and the first film implies it could either be in Massachusetts or New York (as referenced when Mayor Vaughan states if people cannot swim at Amity's beaches they would go to other nearby beaches at Cape Cod, The Hamptons or Long Island). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Martin Brody: Come on, come on, come on!
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Alternate Versions

There are five scenes edited from the theatrical cut of the film that were re-added to the Television Version:
  • Ellen, adding wine to the fruit punch, and tells the waitress to smile and look cute.
  • Brody, given Peterson a parking ticket because, he was parking at a "No Parking" zone. Peterson tries to talk Brody out of giving him the ticket, and a half-exasperated half-joking Brody tells Peterson to just "pay the two dollars."
  • The Council argues about the incident at the beach before Brody turns up with the photograph. Len Peterson wears down Vaughn until he agrees that action needs to be taken against Brody.
  • The Council goes into Mayor Vaughn's office to take a vote to fire Brody; Mayor Vaughn alone votes against Brody's firing.
  • The shark attacks the helicopter pilot, after capsizing it underwater.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Downtown
(uncredited)
Written by Tony Hatch
Performed by Petula Clark
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Just when you thought, etc
15 March 2001 | by G.SpiderSee all my reviews

The definitive sequel to one of the finest thrillers ever made, this continues the story of Amity Island, which is now facing the problem of another man-eating shark. Unlike most sequels, this is just as good as the original. The characters are as strong as before. Chief Brody now comes across as a more embittered figure than previously, and you often feel a combination of shark and apathetic councillors have taken their toll on him - a sequence in which he runs across a crowded beach with a gun poised to shoot something in the water which turns out to be a school of fish is an especially powerful scene. The feel of the first Jaws is well-imitated. Yes, there are teenagers, but they are more likeable and better actors than the 'Friday the 13th' types, and very little would happen for the last half an hour without them. Highly recommended to fans of the original Jaws, but ignore the further sequels and rip-offs which follow.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jaws 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Okaloosa Island, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,866,023, 18 June 1978

Gross USA:

$81,766,007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$187,884,007
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (television)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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