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Jaws 2

  • Drama
  • 1978
  • Jeannot Szwarc
  • 110 mins
  • PG

Summary

Sequel to Steven Spielberg's blockbuster, starring Roy Scheider as police chief Martin Brody, who fears that a great white shark is once again threatening the holiday resort of Amity. But with the summer season under way, Brody has a tough job convincing Amity's business community of the danger.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Three years after those infamous shark attacks, another great white swims into police chief Roy Scheider's resort town in this shameless sequel that's a pale imitation of the classic original. Director Jeannot Szwarc tries to ape Steven Spielberg's imaginative style, but the suspense comes unglued because the film floats in all-too-familiar waters. You just know how everyone is going to react - from the stars to the director, and even the mechanical shark. Stalwart Scheider is in full control of this blasé follow-up that makes one wonder why mayor Murray Hamilton hasn't learnt any lessons from previous events.

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Credits

Cast

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Martin BrodyRoy Scheider
Ellen BrodyLorraine Gary
Mayor VaughanMurray Hamilton
Len PetersonJoseph Mascolo
Deputy Jeff HendricksJeffrey Kramer
Dr Lureen ElkinsCollin Wilcox
Tina Wilcox, Miss AmityAnn Dusenberry
Mike BrodyMark Gruner
AndrewsBarry Coe
Old LadySusan French
AndyGary Springer
JackieDonna Wilkes
EdGary Dubin
PoloJohn Dukakis
TimmyG Thomas Dunlop
LarryDavid Elliott
Sean BrodyMarc Gilpin
DougKeith Gordon
LucyCynthia Grover
PatrickBen Marley
MargeMartha Swatek
Bob BurnsideBilly Van Zandt

Crew

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DirectorJeannot Szwarc

Details

Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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