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Jaws 2 (1978)

Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

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Four years after the events of the original "Jaws", the town of Amity suddenly experiences series of mysterious boating accidents and disappearances. Chief of Police, Martin Brody, fears that another shark is out there, but he is ignored by the townsfolk. Unfortunately, he's right. There is another Great White in the sea. And it wants revenge. Written by darkmage7280

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One good bite deserves another! (1980 re-release) See more »


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16 June 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tiburón 2  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,866,023 (USA) (18 June 1978)

Gross:

$102,922,376 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Frankenheimer and Otto Preminger were considered to direct. See more »

Goofs

As Brody approaches Mike and his friends in the sailboat while searching for them. it's apparent that they are on the ocean from the wide shots. Also, in the wide shots, it's obvious that the weather is turning bad. However, in the closeup shots of the actors tying the boats together, not only is it now sunny and clear out, but there is suddenly a large bridge behind the three kids' boat that wasn't there a moment ago. Brody unties from the boat and the wide shot of him pulling away shows nothing but ocean and impending bad weather again. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Taft: Good morning. Selling some more of the good life?
Ellen Brody: Oh, yeah... Piece of this, piece of that - it all adds up.
Mrs. Taft: Your husband's been here all morning. What's he doing?
Ellen Brody: His job.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Teach Me Tonight
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Music by Gene de Paul
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Lacks Dark Terror Of The Original
29 April 2004 | by (Macon, Mississippi) – See all my reviews

While Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" a dark, scary, and gripping thriller, "Jaws 2" is a scary movie for kids who don't really want to be scared. The imagination and unique style that Spielberg put into the original is sorely lacking here; this is merely a teenagers-in-jeopardy thriller as hordes of sailboating teens are terrorized by the giant killer shark. Spielberg did not expose us to the actual shark until much later in the film, which added to the heightened tension. We see the shark up close right away in this film, and it's no sense of terror. The shark chomps on water skiers, attacks boats, drags a helicopter out of the air and into the ocean, snacks on scuba divers, and the day is once again saved by Chief Brody (Roy Scheider.) With all this chomping and chewing going on, "Jaws 2" is oddly ineffective and unscary. While alot of kids were genuinely frightened and scared by the original "Jaws," this sequel is more like a carnival ride that provides a few thrills but is forgotten after it is over. The music by John Williams is absolutely fabulous and the atmosphere is sunnier this time around, but "Jaws 2" fails to satisfy. It's just alot of kids screaming and falling in the water. While the original is a horror masterpiece, this is an O.K. film for squeamish little children.


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