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Jaws
Don't Go In The Water
( Adventure / Horror / Thriller )


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MPAA Rating:
PG

US Runtime: 124 min

Premiere Date:
Jun 20, 1975   [USA]
 
Director: Steven Spielberg
 
Writers: Peter Benchley   [also novel]
Carl Gottlieb
John Milius   [Indianapolis monologue]   [uncredited]
Howard Sackler   [Indianapolis monologue]   [uncredited]
 
Producers: David Brown   [Producer]
Richard D. Zanuck   [Producer]
 
Cinematography: Bill Butler
 
Edited by: Verna Fields
 
Production Design: Joseph Alves Jr.
 
Production Companys: Universal Pictures
Zanuck/Brown Productions
 


Cast:

Roy Scheider
Chief Martin Brody
Richard Dreyfuss
Matt Hooper
Lorraine Gary
Ellen Brody
Carl Gottlieb
Ben Meadows
Susan Backlinie
Chrissie Watkins
Jonathan Filley
Cassidy
Ted Grossman
Estuary Victim
Chris Rebello
Michael 'Mike' Brody
Jay Mello
Sean Brody
Lee Fierro
Mrs. Kintner
Jeffrey Voorhees
Alex M. Kintner
Craig Kingsbury
Ben Gardner
Dr. Robert Nevin
Medical Examiner
Peter Benchley
TV Interviewer
 
Paul Goulart
Clarinet Player in Music Store (uncredited)
Allison Caine
Additional Voices (uncredited)
Robert Carroll
Polk (uncredited)
Dick Young
Pratt (uncredited)
Alfred Wilde
Harry Wiseman (uncredited)
Edward Chalmers Jr.
Denherder (uncredited)
Steven Spielberg
Amity Point Lifestation Voice (uncredited)
Robert Chambers
Charlie (uncredited)
Fritzi Jane Courtney
Mrs. Taft (uncredited)
Donald Poole
Frank Silva, Harbor Master (uncredited)
Cyprian R. Dube
Posner (uncredited)
Belle McDonald
Posner's Wife (uncredited)
Chris Anastasio
Out of Towner (uncredited)
 

Crew:

William C. Carruth
assistant editor
Michael Chapman
camera operator
James A. Contner
assistant camera
Robert Ellsworth
wardrobe: men
Rick Fields
assistant: Mr. Spielberg
William S. Gilmore
production executive
Jeff Gourson
assistant film editor
Rexford L. Metz
underwater photographer
 
Olivia Newton-John
singer: "I Honestly Love You"
Shari Rhodes
location casting
Fred Schuler
additional camera operator
Ron Taylor
live shark footage
Valerie Taylor
live shark footage
Ron Zarilla
camera operator
Fred Zendar
technical advisor
 

Miscellaneous Companies:

Cinematique
cosmetics
 
Universal Title
titles and opticals
 
 

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)

 

Tech Info:

Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Cinematographic Process:
Panavision
Laboratory:
Technicolor
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm / 70 mm

Quotes:

  • Quint: You've got city boy hands, Hooper. You been countin' money all your life.
    Hooper: I don't need this working-class-hero crap.
     
  • Hooper: I'm not going to waste my time arguing with a man who's lining up to be a hot lunch.
     
  • Hooper: This was no boating accident!
     
  • Mayor Vaughn: Martin, it's all psychological. You yell barracuda, everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell shark, we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.
     
  • Brody: It's only an island if you look at it from the water.
     

Trivia:

  • Robert Shaw could not stand Richard Dreyfuss and they argued all the time, which resulted in some good tension between Hooper and Quint.
     
  • Preview audiences screamed when the head of a shark victim appears in the hole in the bottom of the boat. Director Steven Spielberg re-shot the scene in editor Verna Fields's swimming pool because he wanted them to "scream louder".
     
  • The lighthouse in the film near the beach is an actual lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard where the filming took place. Because of the billboard in the scene, the lighthouse had to be "moved" with special effects in postproduction
     
  • The mechanical shark spent most of the movie broken-down, and was unavailable for certain shots. This led Spielberg to use the camera as the "shark", and film from the shark's point of view. Many think this added to the "chilling/haunting" quality in the final release saying that it would have made it too "cheesy" had they shown the shark as much as originally planned.
     
  • Spielberg names the shark "Bruce" after his lawyer.
     


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