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
A bonus special feature on the DVD refers to "The French Joke". The title in France of the original Jaws (1975) had been "Les Dents de la Mer" which translates literally into English as "The Teeth of the Sea". When the French name for two, "deux", was added to the title for this sequel, the name in France became "Les Dents de la Mer Deux". Phonetically, the French words "Mer" and "Deux" when run together form "merdeux", which can sound like "merde", which is the French word for "shit". As such, the title for this sequel in France became "Les dents de la mer, 2ème partie" or ""Les dents de la mer, Deuxième partie" which translates into English as "Jaws Part 2". See more »
When the shark first attacked the kids, Jackie and Sean fell into the water but in the next scene later on they look liked they never did. However, we do not know how much time passed between these two scenes and it could well be that they dried off in the hot sun. See more »
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.
No, this wasn't as good as the original, but it wasn't bad, either. In fairness, the audiences knew what to expect in this one and had already been shocked by the killer Great White Shark. Thus, it was no way audiences were going to react to the sequel as they did the first Jaws movie.
It didn't have Steven Spielberg directing, but it did have the same locale with same principal characters on "Amity:" mainly Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), his wife Ellen (Lorraine Gary) and Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) so one didn't feel as if this was a completely new film. There was continuity to it, and we have the same problem (a big shark eating people). The main difference is that it is just a few years after the first horrifying incidents.
This story mainly involves Chief Brody's teenage kids and their friends. Overall, the film moves a little slowly the first hour, but picks up dramatically in the second half. In fact, it turns out quite intense, just like the first film. The main mistake the filmmakers made - which they wouldn't do today, was that it was too slow for too long. That, and the fact that the area residents apparently had a short memory; unrealistically short.
Anyway, the shark looks more realistic.....and if you can hang in there, you'll be rewarded with some good escapist entertainment in the second hour.
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