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Jaws 2 (1978)

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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 traumatic episodes at Amity Island, that was terrorized by a 25 foot long great white shark that was devouring beach goers. After the shark was destroyed, Amity Island was at peace and opened a hotel at the Holiday Inn. Days after the opening, beach goers begun to disappear along with a half eaten killer whale that was beached. Brody, was getting concerned about those incidents and, felt that another great white is on the loose.

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


Certificate:

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Trivia

Many scenes had to be shot in the fall/winter months. As such, the actors had to suck ice cubes prior to takes to avoid having their breath seen on camera. See more »

Goofs

After Mike gets knocked cold during the shark attack, he slides off the boat and into the water, but when the shark flips it over a moment later, not only is he back on board, but he is sitting upright as if he is awake. See more »

Quotes

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

Two additional scenes were shot but cut from the final version. These are not included as part of the "deleted scenes" on the DVD releases, however were originally included in '80s Brazilian TV broadcasts and their first-generation CIC VHS. These scenes involve Hendricks and Red taking Tom Andrews and his partner out to the missing divers' cruiser, where they dive on the wreck of the Orca and recover the divers' camera. This scene takes place after the montage of the kids going day sailing (which ends with Doug being hit with the water balloon). Following this is the scene in Brody's office where Phil Fogarty complains about the kid's radio. Extended dialogue and interaction with the other irate townspeople present follows, including Brody conversing with (a recast) Polly. See more »

Connections

Featured in Jaws 2: A Portrait by Actor Keith Gordon (2001) See more »

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Teach Me Tonight
(uncredited)
Music by Gene de Paul
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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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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 (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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