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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 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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On Friday June 17, man's deepest fear will rise again. 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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Trivia

Bruce the Rubber Shark was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor in this film, thus making him the first animal nominated for one. See more »

Goofs

When Ellen is on the boat and sees the shark coming towards her, the distance between the boat and shark looks much greater when Michael, Jake, and Hoagie see them from inside the plane. See more »

Quotes

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

In the original ending Jake (Mario Van Peebles) is eaten, and the shark is bloodily impaled by the front of the ship. In the alternate ending the shark is speared on the end of the boat as usual but blows up instantly. A long shot from the original Jaws movie shows the headless shark drifting towards the bottom. Cut back to the surface where the three survivors are clinging to bits of the broken ship and Jake is floating around, bleeding. This version also misses out a 30 second section of shots showing the shark perspective from behind the boat as it follows then dives, before reappearing in front of the boat. The original ending was seen in the U.S. theatrical release and and can be seen on network television airings, while the re-edited version was shown in theaters overseas, and can be seen on some cable television airings, and on home video releases. See more »

Connections

Featured in Honest Trailers: Jaws (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Nail it to the Wall
Written by Arnie Roman & Stephen Broughton Lunt
Performed by Stacy Lattisaw (as Stacy Lattislaw)
Produced By: Jellybean Benítez
Courtesy of Motown Recording Corp.
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Utter claptrap... and that's being generous
23 May 2004 | by eddy-49See all my reviews

Please...I have heard some nonsense in my time, but the defence of such a monstrous production is well...indefensible. Spouting claptrap about Shakespeare doesn't dignify what is a ridiculous and feeble offering of a motion picture.

This movie was so bad it virtually spoofed itself. Hey I know, why not on top of the shark following them all to the Bahamas doesn't it learn to walk too, and then it could follow them if they decided to move inland.

Michael Caine is a very good actor who has a habit of appearing in bad movies. In this one was impressive as he managed to keep a straight face throughout.

So bad it's beyond redemption of any kind and richly deserves it's place at #33 in the bottom rated IMDb movies. It's amazing it did that well.

I'm glad the director has taken the time to submit his review though.


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