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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 »


Certificate:

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 name of the small rocky island with an electrical relay station on it was "Cable Junction" island. This was actually an artificially constructed set which caused numerous problems during filming. The island was made from plastic / fibre-glass material and was set on two barges. The surface of it was so slippery that it was difficult to traverse it or even grab hold of it. This resulted in numerous retakes having to be shot, many actors slipping and falling off it constantly. Due to not being anchored down properly, it once drifted away in the ocean, and the production had to go out and tug it back. In The Making of 'Jaws 2' (2001) DVD documentary, director Jeannot Szwarc recounted the day when he was informed that his island set was "on its way to Cuba". See more »

Goofs

In "Jaws", Police Deputy Hendricks' first name is Lenny. In "Jaws 2", the same character is addressed as Jeff (which is the actual name of the actor) after Brody is fired. This is the only time in the movie that Hendricks' first name is spoken, and Brody and his wife have called him by his real name instead of his character name. See more »

Quotes

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

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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Referenced in Dogs of Hell (1983) See more »

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The Girl from Ipanema
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Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim
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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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