Jaws 2


2h 3m 1978
Jaws 2

Brief Synopsis

On the eve of a new resort's opening, Amity's police captain discovers another giant shark on the prowl.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hajen 2, Tiburón 2, dents de la mer, deuxième partie
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Horror
Sequel
Release Date
1978
Location
Okaloosa County, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

The small resort town of Amity is poised for an economic comeback after becoming known as the location of vicious shark attacks. But at the same time that the Mayor is welcoming a real estate developer to Amity, the shark attacks begin again. The incidents are dismissed as accidents, but Sheriff Brody knows better. The town ignores his warnings and proceeds with the teen sailing regatta, with deadly consequences.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hajen 2, Tiburón 2, dents de la mer, deuxième partie
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Horror
Sequel
Release Date
1978
Location
Okaloosa County, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Oh, Hendricks, good! Right this way. Excuse us, please. I want you to come in here and, er, check out this 908.
- Martin Brody
What the hell's a 908? I've never heard of a 908!
- Hendricks
908 means get me outta there!
- Martin Brody
Good morning. Selling some more of the good life?
- Mrs. Taft
Oh, yeah... Piece of this, piece of that - it all adds up.
- Ellen Brody
Your husband's been here all morning. What's he doing?
- Mrs. Taft
His job.
- Ellen Brody
That's your third smoke already!
- Ellen Brody
With coffee!
- Martin Brody
Try a donut.
- Ellen Brody
I can't watch a ball game anymore, I can't watch the news anymore! I can't even watch a movie! All I hear is that damn kid and his damn radio going "Breaker, Breaker, Breaker"!
- Phil Fogarty
Well, I'll see what I can do, but remember, it's under federal jurisdiction.
- Martin Brody
So call the FBI!
- Phil Fogarty

Trivia

Original director John D. Hancock was fired and replaced by Jeannot Szwarc.

Steven Spielberg and Richard Dreyfuss were approached to direct and star in the sequel but production on Close Encounters of The Third Kind (1977) was running behind and they declined to participate.

On the Brodys' front porch is a flower planter painted bright yellow. It is one of the barrels from the first Jaws (1975).

In one of the boat scenes a young man is seen reading a book; Jaws by Peter Benchley.

In France, Jaws had been released as "Les Dents de la mer", roughly translated to "The Teeth Of The Sea". Jaws 2 had to be re-titled at the last minute when director Jeannot Szwarc pointed out that the original title, "Les Dents de la mer, Deux" sounded like the French for "The Teeth Of The Sh*t".

In the final draft of the script, Marge and the helicopter both survive their shark attacks by hiding in the bubble of the upturned helicopter. They are last seen arriving at cable junction and presumably survive the film.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States June 1978

Released in United States Summer June 16, 1978

Released in United States on Video May 22, 2001

Released in United States June 1978

Released in United States Summer June 16, 1978

Released in United States on Video May 22, 2001