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Jaws

  • Drama
  • 1975
  • Steven Spielberg
  • 118 mins
  • 12A

Summary

A New England seaside town's tourist season is turned into a nightmare by a giant killer shark. The local police chief's efforts to protect the public are thwarted by the greedy mayor, forcing him to join forces with a grizzled fisherman and an enthusiastic marine biologist to hunt and kill the monster predator. Steven Spielberg's thriller, starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw.

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Review

Rating: 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 his 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. There are excellent performances by Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss, and John Williams's Oscar-winning music adds to the ingeniously mounted tension that cleverly plays on all our deepest primeval fears.

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Credits

Cast

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BrodyRoy Scheider
QuintRobert Shaw
HooperRichard Dreyfuss
Ellen BrodyLorraine Gary
VaughnMurray Hamilton
MeadowsCarl Gottlieb
HendricksJeffrey Kramer
ChrissieSusan Backlinie
CassidyJonathan Filley
Estuary victimTed Grossman
Michael BrodyChris Rebello
Sean BrodyJay Mello
Mrs KintnerLee Fierro
Alex KintnerJeffrey Voorhees
Ben GardnerCraig Kingsbury
Medical examinerDr Robert Nevin
CharlieRobert Chambers
DenherderEdward Chalmers Jr
PosnerP R Dube
PolkRobert Carroll

Crew

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DirectorSteven Spielberg

Details

Theatrical distributor
Park Circus
Released on
2019-07-12
Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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