PG | | Adventure, Thriller
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.
Eight years after filming "Jaws", Richard Dreyfuss began acting in the film "Stakeout" with co-star Emilio Estevez. Between filming scenes they challenge each other to identify a movie based based purely on a spoken line. Estevez cleverly asked Dreyfuss to identify the film in which an actor utters "This is no boat accident". Dreyfuss didn't recognize it! The amusing inside jokes gets re-enacted and appears in the film.
What's your name again?
Christine 'Chrissie' Watkins: Chrissie.
Tom Cassidy: Where are we going?
Christine 'Chrissie' Watkins: Swimming!
When the shark starts to pull the Orca backwards, a towline is clearly visible running from the stern of the Orca (to the tow/camera vessel), in spite of the attempted use of the rope lines from the yellow floats to cover it.
The three leads are credited using a placement that was popular in the 1970s, making it unclear who receives first credit. Robert Shaw's name is vertically above Roy Scheider's, but Scheider's is to the left. Richard Dreyfuss, being the least experienced, is last whichever way you read it.
Television versions feature additional scenes: extra scenes on TV included a longer discussion between the Mayor and Hendricks (the guy with the busted fence complains to the mayor) and one involving Quint buying piano wire from a music store.
$7,061,513 22 June 1975