Steven Spielberg (1975)

12A Certificate
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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.


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.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Steven Spielberg
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Park CircusGuidance: Violence, swearing, nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 12 Jul 2019