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Jaws 3-D (1983)

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A giant thirty-five-foot shark becomes trapped in a SeaWorld theme park and it's up to the sons of police chief Brody to rescue everyone.

Director:

Joe Alves

Writers:

Peter Benchley (suggested by the novel "Jaws"), Richard Matheson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Bottom Rated Movies #72 | 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Mike Brody
Bess Armstrong ... Kathryn Morgan
Simon MacCorkindale ... Philip FitzRoyce
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Calvin Bouchard
John Putch ... Sean Brody
Lea Thompson ... Kelly Ann Bukowski
P.H. Moriarty ... Jack Tate
Dan Blasko Dan Blasko ... Dan
Liz Morris Liz Morris ... Liz
Lisa Maurer ... Ethel
Harry Grant Harry Grant ... Shelby Overman
Andy Hansen Andy Hansen ... Silver Bullet
P.T. Horn P.T. Horn ... Tunnel Guide
John Edson John Edson ... Bob Woodbury (as John Edson Jr.)
Kaye Stevens ... Mrs. Kallender
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Storyline

Several years after Amity's former Police Chief Martin Brody electrocuted the shark at Cable Junction, his sons, Mike & Sean, are now working in different roles at Sea World Orlando. Mike is working as a park engineer and considering marriage to his girlfriend, killer whale biologist Kathryn Morgan. Sean is also involved with 1 of the park's water skiers, Kelly Ann Bukowski. Sea World is about to open a massive 'Undersea Kingdom' which will bring visitors closer to marine life than ever before. The park is accessible from the ocean by a series of gates, one of which malfunctions. A young Great White Shark swims through the gate, and when a maintenance diver heads down to fix the gate he does not return. The young Great White is captured & placed in a tank but soon dies despite Kathryn's best efforts to save it. More alarming though, is the young shark's massive, 35 foot mother which has followed the baby shark into the lagoon and killed the maintenance diver, whose body is recovered. ... Written by Medic249a2

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A deadly new attraction. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Similar plot wise to "Revenge of the Creature". Film critic Leonard Maltin even asked if this is "an un-official remake of Revenge of the Creature in 3-D?" Also similar to Jurassic World story wise; with it's monster run amuk in an amusement park plot. See more »

Goofs

A "mother" shark would not have tried to find or protect her baby. Sharks do not care for their babies after they are born. In fact, they have been known to eat their young. The MOST they will do is to search for a safe place where they can lay their eggs or give birth. See more »

Quotes

Mike Brody: I don't believe it. She got him in the water.
Kathryn Morgan: Never underestimate the power, huh?
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Crazy Credits

In the original 3D version, the Universal Pictures Logo is in 3D. Plus the title "Jaws 3D" comes "toward" the viewer, clamping together as if it was like a shark's mouth. See more »

Alternate Versions

In its 1988 broadcasting on CBS, the film removes the profanity along with some of the shark violence. In addition, the sharks teeth at the end, was also edited. See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Theodore Rex (2010) See more »

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Revenge of the 80's: The sequel meets the 3-D fad.
25 August 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Jaws 3-D (1983) was not only a sequel to the first two JAWS films, but it was also one of the few movies that took advantage of the rebirth of the 3-D fad that was sweeping Hollywood during the early 80's (see Amityville 3-D and Friday the 13th 3-D). When the film hit the video shelves, they scrapped the whole thing. Why make a 3-D movie in the first place if you're not going to take advantage of it when it's available for the home video market? The video looked bad when it was released as a rental. Many of the scenes that were shot didn't make any sense or were badly projected. The movie did poorly at the box office and after a couple of years, no more mainstream films were presented in 3-D. The movie itself is pretty bad. Only for die hard fans of the JAWS series.

Not recommended, unless they re-release it in 3-D. other than that it's pretty much worthless.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jaws 3 People 0 See more »

Filming Locations:

Orlando, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,422,500, 24 July 1983

Gross USA:

$45,517,055

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,987,055
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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