Jaws

  • 12
  • Steven Spielberg (1975)
  • US
  • 118 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
5 out of 5

Peter Benchley's pulp bestseller is here turned into the scariest sea saga ever filmed, with Steven Spielberg creating maximum suspense in the first dark moments and then maintaining the momentum with brilliant sleight-of-hand direction. The tale of a great white shark terrorising a New England resort community and the modern-day Captain Ahab (Robert Shaw) employed to kill it is now a classic of the suspense thriller genre. It's also credited with creating the summer blockbuster craze that Hollywood pins its financial hopes on every year. John Williams's Oscar-winning music and the excellent performances of Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss add to the ingeniously mounted tension that cleverly plays on all our deepest primeval fears.

Plot Summary

Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning adventure thriller, starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss. The Atlantic resort of Amity Island is preparing for its lucrative summer season when death strikes in the form of a great white shark. Rather than turn away business, Mayor Vaughn orders police chief Brody to keep the beaches open.

Cast and crew

Cast

Brody
Roy Scheider
Quint
Robert Shaw
Hooper
Richard Dreyfuss
Ellen Brody
Lorraine Gary
Vaughn
Murray Hamilton
Meadows
Carl Gottlieb
Hendricks
Jeffrey Kramer
Chrissie
Susan Backlinie
Cassidy
Jonathan Filley
Estuary victim
Ted Grossman
Michael Brody
Chris Rebello
Sean Brody
Jay Mello
Mrs Kintner
Lee Fierro
Alex Kintner
Jeffrey Voorhees
Ben Gardner
Craig Kingsbury
Medical examiner
Dr Robert Nevin
Charlie
Robert Chambers
Denherder
Edward Chalmers Jr
Posner
P R Dube
Polk
Robert Carroll

Crew

Director
Steven Spielberg

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
C.I.C. (UK)
Guidance: 
May be edited for language, violence and nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 15 Jun 2012
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama

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