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Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writers:

Peter Benchley (characters), Michael De Guzman (as Michael de Guzman)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorraine Gary ... Ellen Brody
Lance Guest ... Michael Brody
Mario Van Peebles ... Jake
Karen Young ... Carla Brody
Michael Caine ... Hoagie
Judith Barsi ... Thea
Mitchell Anderson ... Sean Brody
Lynn Whitfield ... Louisa
Jay Mello Jay Mello ... Young Sean Brody (archive footage)
Cedric Scott ... Clarence
Charles Bowleg Charles Bowleg ... William
Melvin Van Peebles ... Mr. Witherspoon
Mary Smith Mary Smith ... Tiffany
Edna Billotto Edna Billotto ... Polly
Fritzi Jane Courtney ... Mrs. Taft
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Storyline

After the encounter with the shark at Sea World, Sean Brody has returned to Amity. Here he has assumed his father's role, working for the police department, and is engaged to a young woman named Tiffany. His mother, Ellen, still lives in Amity as well. Mike Brody is now married to Carla and is researching conch snails with his partner, Jake, in the Bahamas. One night, while repairing a buoy in Amity harbor from the police boat, Sean is ambushed from below and killed by the Brodys' old enemy - a Great White Shark. After the funeral Ellen wants Mike to stay off the water, but he refuses and takes Ellen back to the Caribbean with him and his wife & daughter, Thea. Ellen starts trying to enjoy life again, meeting charming pilot Hoagie after having been a widow for some time. Mike & Jake encounter the Great White Shark on the water, and tag & track it for research. But the shark soon starts causing havoc, and comes after Thea on a banana boat ride! Now, Ellen, Mike, Jake & Hoagie will face... Written by Medic249a2

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Taglines:

Man's deepest fear has risen again. [from trailer] See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jaws: The Return See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahamas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,154,890, 19 July 1987

Gross USA:

$20,763,013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,118,000
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Company Credits

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video) | (Unrated Edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only Jaws (1975) sequel not to be numerated (unlike Jaws 2 (1978) and Jaws 3-D (1983)) which would have had it called "Jaws 4", which was actually a working title for the movie and still acts as an informal title for the picture. Another working title for the film was "Jaws 87", which is the year it was released in. It is not numerated because, according to this Jaws, the events in Jaws 3 never took place. See more »

Goofs

It is stated repeatedly in the film, especially by Jake, that it is very rare to find a great white shark in warm water. In fact, great white sharks can be found in almost any temperature zone. What is rare is what has happened in 3 of the 4 "Jaws" movies, to have great white sharks in the cold waters of the American Northeast. See more »

Quotes

Jake: C'mon, you big overgrown goldfish, come to Jake!
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Alternate Versions

The 2016 Blu-Ray features the original alternate ending (shark simply stabbed to death) as a bonus feature. The film itself uses the usual "shark explosion" ending. See more »


Soundtracks

You Got It All
Written by Rupert Holmes
Performed by The Jets
Courtesy of MCA Records
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The worst
27 December 2005 | by saltandpepper66See all my reviews

The movie is one of the worst I've ever seen. The attack scenes are worse than what I used to do with Fisher Price Town and a stuffed seal from Marineland. The shark follows them to the Bahamas; apparently for revenge...revenge for being killed in earlier movies! Or is the shark exacting revenge for his friends who were killed? Or maybe (and here's something they could have pursued) it was the WIFE of the previous shark who decided the wife of her husband's killer should suffer. Well she did suffer, by appearing in this movie. For Jaws 5 I suggest the surviving family members of Mrs. Brodie swim back to New York and start biting sharks.


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