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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. Written by darkmage7280

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... See more »


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16 June 1978 (USA)  »

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Tiburón 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,866,023, 18 June 1978, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,922,376

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$106,000,000, 31 December 2004
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Erland Josephson was offered Richard Dreyfuss's role but turned it down with the words: "I would rather have intellectual battles with Liv Ullmann, than fighting with some shark." Ultimately, the character was cut from the film. See more »

Goofs

When Brody and Ellen are sitting at the kitchen table on the morning after Brody was fired, when Ellen stands up to talk to their house keeper, the shadow of a crewman holding a boom mic is visible on the wall on the right of screen, while the shadow of the boom mic can be seen above the doorway. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Martin Brody: Come on, come on, come on!
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Jaws 3D (2010) See more »

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The Girl from Ipanema
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Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim
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Lacks Dark Terror Of The Original
29 April 2004 | by 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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