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Based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg's 1975 shark saga set the standard for the New Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water. One early summer night on fictional Atlantic resort Amity Island, Chrissie decides to take a moonlight skinny dip while her friends party on the beach. Yanked suddenly below the ocean surface, she never returns. When pieces of her wash ashore, Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) suspects the worst, but Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), mindful of the lucrative tourist trade and the approaching July 4th holiday, refuses to put the island on a business-killing shark alert. After the shark dines on a few more victims, the Mayor orders the local fishermen to catch the culprit. Satisfied with the shark they find, the greedy Mayor reopens the beaches, despite the warning from visiting ichthyologist Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) that the attacks were probably caused by a far more formidable Great White. One more fatality later, Brody and Hooper join forces with flinty old salt Quint (Robert Shaw), the only local fisherman willing to take on a Great White--especially since the price is right. The three ride off on Quint's boat "The Orca," soon coming face to teeth with the enemy. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID6785aa8f-222a-0382-8c37-9ce78d0a715e
Grouping Titlejaws
Grouping Authoruniversal pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2020-01-28 08:49:27AM
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auth_author2Backlinie, Susan, 1946-
Benchley, Peter,
Benchley, Peter.
Bouzereau, Laurent.
Brown, David, 1916-2010,
Brown, David, 1916-2010.
Butler, Bill, 1921-
Dreyfuss, Richard,
Dreyfuss, Richard.
Fields, Verna,
Gary, Lorraine, 1937-
Gottlieb, Carl,
Hamilton, Murray,
Kramer, Jeffrey C., 1945-
Scheider, Roy,
Scheider, Roy.
Shaw, Robert, 1927-1978,
Shaw, Robert, 1927-1978.
Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Williams, John, 1932-
Zanuck, Richard D.,
author2-roleBacklinie, Susan,1946-actor.
Benchley, Peter,screenwriter,author.
Benchley, Peter,screenwriter.
Benchley, Peter.Jaws.
Bouzereau, Laurent.
Brown, David,1916-2010,film producer.
Brown, David,1916-2010,producer.
Brown, David,1916-2010.
Butler, Bill,1921-director of photography.
Dreyfuss, Richard,actor.
Dreyfuss, Richard.
Fields, Verna,film editor.
Gary, Lorraine,1937-actor.
Gottlieb, Carl,actor,screenwriter.
Gottlieb, Carl,originator.
Gottlieb, Carl,screenwriter,actor.
Hamilton, Murray,actor.
Kramer, Jeffrey C.,1945-actor.
Scheider, Roy,actor.
Scheider, Roy.
Shaw, Robert,1927-1978,actor.
Shaw, Robert,1927-1978.
Spielberg, Steven,1946-
Spielberg, Steven,1946-director.
Spielberg, Steven,1946-film director,field director.
Spielberg, Steven,1946-originator.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Universal Pictures (Firm),production company,film distributor.
Universal Pictures Corporation.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm),film distributor.
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
Williams, John,1932-composer.
Zanuck, Richard D.,film producer.
Zanuck, Richard D.,producer.
Zanuck/Brown Productions (Firm),production company,production company.
Zanuck/Brown Productions.
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display_descriptionIn the ocean surrounding Amity, a small tourist resort off the coast of New England, a 25-foot man-eating predator stalks any human foolish enough to get in the water. At first, the only believer in the shark's existence is the town's chief of police, Martin Brody. Brody enlists the help of scientist Matt Hooper and Quint, a crusty old seaman whose life is devoted to hunting sharks. The threesome sets off in Quint's boat to kill the leviathan. The film that originated the 'summer blockbuster' in Hollywood.
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seriesUniversal 100th anniversary
series_with_volumeUniversal 100th anniversary|
subject_facetAction and adventure films
Animal films
Ataques de tiburones -- Teatro
Beachgoers -- Drama
Benchley, Peter
Benchley, Peter. -- Film adaptations
Blu-ray discs
DVD-Video discs
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
Fishers -- Drama
Horror films
Islands -- Drama
Male friendship
Male friendship -- Drama
New England
New England -- Drama
Shark attacks
Shark attacks -- Drama
Sharks -- Drama
Summer resorts
Summer resorts -- Drama
Summer resorts -- New England -- Drama
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Tiburones -- Teatro
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
White shark
White shark -- Drama
title_fullJaws / Universal ; a Zanuck/Brown production ; screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown ; directed by Steven Spielberg
Jaws / Universal Pictures ; a Zanuck/Brown production ; screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown ; directed by Steven Spielberg
Jaws [videorecording] / Universal ; a Zanuck/Brown production ; screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown ; directed by Steven Spielberg
Jaws [videorecording] / Universal Pictures
Jaws [videorecording] / Universal Pictures ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown ; screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb ; directed by Steven Spielberg
topic_facetAtaques de tiburones
Benchley, Peter
Male friendship
Shark attacks
Summer resorts
White shark