PG | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach resort, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.
Very similar to their characters, 'Robert Shaw' taunted 'Richard Dreyfuss' for being out of shape as a young man, and bet he couldn't do ten full pushups. Dreyfuss countered that he could do 20. Shaw then challenged Dreyfuss to have Roy Scheider, a former boxer, make sure he did them right. Scheider then told Dreyfuss he knew how few men could do 20 full pushups, and that Dreyfuss was not one of them.
What's your name again?
Christine 'Chrissie' Watkins: Chrissie.
Tom Cassidy: Where are we going?
Christine 'Chrissie' Watkins: Swimming
When Mike shows up at the beach Martin asks him to go to the pond instead with the boat and friends. Then when the kids pull the fake shark stunt and everyone is running out of the water we see Ellen calling for Mike. But when she goes up to Martin she tells him that he's in the pond. How did she know that?
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.
The television version cuts the shot of the man in the boat's leg sinking to the bottom of the ocean. The shot where Quint vomits blood as the shark bites into his stomach is cut. Most of the profanity is also removed.
$7,061,513 (USA) (22 June 1975)
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