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.
Quint's boat, named the "Orca", was also the name of a knock-off film named Orca (1977) that was released in 1977, largely to capitalize on the "shark craze" that came after the success of Jaws (1975) in 1975.
What's your name again?
Christine 'Chrissie' Watkins: Chrissie.
Tom Cassidy: Where are we going?
Christine 'Chrissie' Watkins: Swimming
When Brody, Hooper and Quint encounter the shark for the first time, the direction which the shark approaches from is inaccurate. When Brody and Quint walk out on deck, they along with Hooper look towards the port side, like the shark is approaching from that direction. In the next shot from behind Brody and Quint, the shark is approaching from the starboard side, then the three men are all looking towards port side again, before the shark swims past the stern coming from starboard side again.
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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