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PG| 2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.

Cast: Roy Scheider , Robert Shaw , Richard Dreyfuss , Lorraine Gary , Murray Hamilton , Carl Gottlieb , Jeffrey C. Kramer , Susan Backlinie

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Thriller, Adventure, Horror

Distributor: DiscoVision, Universal Pictures

Jaws (1975)

Release Date: February 27th, 1996|2 hr. 4 min.

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  • One of the most effective thrillers ever made. show more

  • The first is the best. When it comes to this kind of thriller, no movie has been able to top Jaws, although many have tried. And, as the years go by, it seems increasingly unlikely that anything will come close. show more

  • What this movie is about, and where it succeeds best, is the primordial level of fear. The characters, for the most part, and the non-fish elements in the story, are comparatively weak and not believable. [20 June 1975] show more

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  • May 26, 2013 stitch841
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    There will never be another movie like it. A true classic.

  • July 06, 2011 jordanstudios
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    Loved It

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