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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 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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One good bite deserves another! (1980 re-release) See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tiburón 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,922,376

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$106,000,000, 31 December 2004
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Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

| (television)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The camera operator used a cowboy saddle to be on top of the shark in a few scenes. See more »

Goofs

The position of the towel Chief Brody has on his shoulder changes (as evidenced by the pattern) when he wakes up the morning after being fired as he walks down the hallway and opens doors looking for his son. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Martin Brody: Come on, come on, come on!
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Scripted and shot, but never included in the final print, are more exchanges of dialogue between the teenagers, mostly between the not so introduced teens such as Lucy, Polo, Patrick, and Brook. See more »

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The Girl from Ipanema
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Slow To Get Started, But Then Has Some Bite
13 December 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

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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