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Jaws (1975)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Susan Backlinie Chrissie Watkins
John Bahr
Peter Benchley
Richard Dreyfuss Matt Hooper
Lee Fierro
Jonathan Filley Cassidy
Lorraine Gary Ellen Brody
Carl Gottlieb Meadows
Murray Hamilton Mayor Larry Vaughn
Jeffrey Kramer Hendricks
Jay Mello Sean Brody
Roy Scheider Chief Martin Brody
Robert Shaw Quint
Ted Grossman Estuary Victim
Movie Details
Genre Action; Horror; Suspense; Thriller
Director Steven Spielberg
Producer David Brown; Richard D. Zanuck
Writer Carl Gottlieb; John Milius; Peter Benchley
Cinematography Bill Butler
Musician John Williams
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 125 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 8.1
In the vastly overrated 1998 book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, author Peter Biskind puts the blame for Hollywood's blockbuster mentality at least partially on Steven Spielberg's box-office success with this adaptation of Peter Benchley's bestselling novel. But you can't blame Spielberg for making a terrific movie, which Jaws definitely is. The story of a Long Island town whose summer tourist business is suddenly threatened by great-white-shark attacks on humans bypasses the potboiler trappings of Benchley's book and goes straight for the jugular with beautifully crafted, crowd-pleasing sequences of action and suspense supported by a trio of terrific performances by Roy Scheider (as the local sheriff), Richard Dreyfuss (as a shark specialist), and particularly Robert Shaw (as the old fisherman who offers to hunt the shark down). The sequences on Shaw's boat--as the three of them realize that in fact the shark is hunting them--are what entertaining moviemaking is all about. --Marshall Fine
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 88
Collection Status In Collection
DVD Carousel Carousel 6
Slot 57
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Edition Widescreen Anniversary Collector's Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 025192091223
Release Date 7/11/2000
Subtitles French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Spotlight On Location: The Making Of Jaws Deleted Scenes And Outtakes Get Out Of The Water! Trivia Game Shark World Production Photos And Storyboards Original Theatrical Trailers Screen Saver