PG | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.
MythBusters (2003) dedicated a special episode to testing whether or not certain things from this film are plausible. It concluded that: Piano wire does not have the tensile strength needed to be used as an adequate shark-catching line; scuba tanks will not explode ... ...
What's your name again?
Christine 'Chrissie' Watkins: Chrissie.
Tom Cassidy: Where are we going?
Christine 'Chrissie' Watkins: Swimming
As Quint recounts his experiences after the USS Indianapolis sinks, he says "They didn't even list us overdue for a week," implying their whereabouts were not known for at least that long. Yet he later says "Noon the fifth day, a Lockheed Ventura saw us, he swung in low and he saw us."
The producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of The Nation Geographical Society and Mr. L.J.V. Compagno of the Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University.
$7,061,513 (USA) (22 June 1975)
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