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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film inspired much more merchandising and sponsors than the first film. Products included sets of trading cards from Topps and Baker's bread, paper cups from Coca-Cola, beach towels, a souvenir program, shark tooth necklaces, coloring and activity books and a model kit of Brody's truck. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, there's a shot of the shark cruising past Sean and Jackie. In the background, Patrick and Lucy can be seen sitting on the rocks of cable junction. A few seconds later, they are seen being helped out of the water. 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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Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Christine (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Downtown
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Written by Tony Hatch
Performed by Petula Clark
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An enjoyable underrated sequel that deserves a chance
5 October 2015 | by Rocketeer_RaccoonSee all my reviews

A lot of people come under the misconception that only Jaws is good while all the sequels are bad but that's not entirely true. Of course Jaws 3D and Jaws the Revenge are the ones you should definitely avoid at all costs but Jaws 2 is the one that gets under-looked and unfairly rated because of the bad rep the later sequels did. I assure you all, Jaws 2 is nothing like those said bad sequels films, in fact this film is actually as enjoyable as it's preceding film.

Like a proper sequel should do it directly continues from where the first film left off with most of the same characters returning including main protagonist Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), he is just an excellent main character, it wouldn't be a Jaws film without him who has the unfortunate task of dealing with another man eating shark that is terrorising the sea of this island resort town of Amity. Although the film starts off slow but as more of the film gets going the better it becomes. I loved the moments when the shark kills the victims like a horror villain should.

Now of course Jaws 2 may not match up to the original film but at least the people who made this film actually tried to make a good film with a decent story. I enjoyed it and I highly recommend it, it's one of the many underrated sequels that should be given a chance.


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