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Jaws 3-D (1983)

The sons of police chief Brody must protect customers at a SeaWorld theme park after a thirty-five-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them.

Director:

Joe Alves

Writers:

Peter Benchley (suggested by the novel "Jaws"), Richard Matheson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Mike Brody
Bess Armstrong ... Dr. Kathryn 'Kay' 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 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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Veteran Editor Verna Fields, who won an Oscar for editing the first film, recommended Joe Alves as director. See more »

Goofs

Philip refers to the shark as him when it has already been called a female. Right after this slip-up he goes back to calling it a her. See more »

Quotes

Kathryn Morgan: What if she doesn't want to go back in?
Philip FitzRoyce: Oh, I think we can pretty much guarantee that she'll want to go back in. Don't you, Jack?
Jack Tate: Sure.
Mike Brody: Well, just how are you going to guarantee that?
Philip FitzRoyce: Live bait.
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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

Released in Japan in 3-D on the short-lived VHD format. This release has been widely copied to make bootleg 3-D tapes and DVDs. See more »

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Another inferior and embarrassing sequel from Spielberg classic
25 April 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The Great White goes back into the cinema in this flawed sequel.This bone-chilling movie based on the Peter Benchley's novel and written by Richard Matheson and Carl Gottlieb (screenwriter of the trilogy) , it packs some exciting scenes, thrills, chills and lousy direction. The film is developed at Florida in a seaside park , while the previous entries are set at in New England in a shore community named Amity .There ,people is terrorized by a giant shark that attacks pacific tourists at the undersea kingdom during the preview week. An underwater world that contains restaurant, cafeteria, aquarium and several other things.The sons ( Dennis Quaid and John Putch) of Police chief Brody ( Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary Jaws I,II) attempt to convince the park owner (Louis Gossett Jr) who reluctantly listen them to close the attraction . Meanwhile the giant shark attacks and the victims run afoul and making a real carnage and those serving for lunch. Then, an adventurer named Phillip(Simon MacCorkindale) and his helper determine to track down and kill it. The protagonists are forced to fight for their lives in a mortal confrontation.

It's an inferior following with average creation of tension,thrills,terror, emotions and brief gore. The story gets little relation to first two Jaws, except by father Sheriff Brody and sons relationship. The argument of this gratuitous following is partially similar to ¨Revenge of the creature¨(Jack Arnold) in which also a monster terrorizes a sea park. The shark attack images deliver the exciting united to creepy score composed and conducted by Alan Parker inspired on the classic soundtrack by the master John Williams (prized with an Oscar) who heightens the suspense. This below average movie features lousy interpretations of the quintet main star, Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Louis Gossett Jr, John Putch and Lea Thompson (formerly to ¨Back to the future¨) . Regular cinematography by James A Contner (subsequently filmmaker) and is badly directed by Joe Alves, producer designer of the original film. While the classic picture by Spielberg obtained three Oscars well deserved and today considered an authentic classic, its tree sequels are much worst, and were respectively directed by Jeannot Swarc,Joe Alves and Joseph Sargent in annoying direction. Rating: Bottom of barrel, a real turkey. Only for theaters, its real asset are the 3D digital effects, for that reason in television lost their spectacular Tri-dimensional qualities.


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