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Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

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


Joseph Sargent


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


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 and daughter, Thea. Ellen starts trying to enjoy life again, meeting charming pilot Hoagie after having been a widow for some time. Mike and Jake encounter the Great White shark in the water, and tag and track it for research. But the shark soon starts wreaking havoc, and comes after Thea on a banana boat ride. Now, Ellen, Mike, Jake, and ... Written by Medic249a2

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


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Did You Know?


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 this movie and still acts as an informal title. Another working title was "Jaws '87", which is the year it was released. See more »


When the shark attacks the banana boat, The woman in front of Thea throws her arm around her when the shark is approaching. In the next shot, the shark is coming up out of the water and you can see the woman's hand is up in the air attempting to wrap her arm around Thea. She should have already had her arm around her like in the previous shot. See more »


Hoagie Newcombe: [last lines, as he is leaving] When I get back, remind to tell you about the time I took 100 nuns to Nairobi!
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Alternate Versions

The version on AMC has another scene in the casino with Hoagie gambling. See more »


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"I've always wanted to make love to an angry welder."
8 October 2005 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

I am completely dumbfounded. What in the world were the people behind this mess thinking? When the movie was over, Jaws: The Revenge left me with more questions than answers. Here's a laundry list of my questions:

1. How did a movie as good as Jaws spawn this junk?

2. Regardless of where the shark is in the ocean, how is it capable of knowing the moment a Brody sticks so much as a big toe into the water?

3. If you attributed your husband's and son's deaths to a great white shark, wouldn't you want to go to someplace like Oklahoma instead of the Bahamas?

4. Do all Bahamians slip in and out of their accents the way Mario Van Peebles does in Jaws: The Revenge?

5. Could they have possibly made the shark look any more fake?

6. Snails?

7. You mean that piece of welded together scrap metal was supposed to represent all that is good about the Bahamas?

8. Do sharks really jump out of the water like Shamu and roar like a lion?

9. What's more frightening - a great white shark or Ellen Brody's hair?

10. Is there a bigger acting whore on the planet than Michael Caine?

The best way to watch a movie like Jaws: The Revenge is with a group of friends. There's plenty here to make fun of.

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Release Date:

17 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jaws: The Return See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahamas See more »


Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,154,890, 19 July 1987

Gross USA:


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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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