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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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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:

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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Company Credits

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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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Trivia

Original director John D. Hancock was fired and replaced by Jeannot Szwarc. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Lureen Elkins states the length of the beached whale in meters and the length of one of the dimensions of its bite wound in centimeters. A second later she is shown trying to measure the other dimension of the wound and the tape measure is clearly shown to be marked only in feet and inches. However, as an experienced scientist, she could simply be converting the measurements in her head. 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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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.6 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Girl from Ipanema
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Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim
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Oh Dear
30 September 2003 | by huthut85See all my reviews

It doesn't get much worse than this...

Throughout watching this film I got the constant feeling that the script was being made up on the spot...perhaps the actors wrote it day by day 10 minutes before filming.

Jaws worked because between the meaty bits, ie the shark scenes, there was a jelly holding it together that worked. There was an interesting 3 way dynamic between engaging characters played out by excellent actors. Here we have arrant idiocy acted out by, what I assume to be random kids they pulled off the street. Bleuwch!!

This should have a much lower rating.


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