JAWS (Theatrical Release USA 1975)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

classic thriller. Boy, can Steven Spielberg do it! It’s the real thing, worth watching again. The acting is so natural, that it is like watching actual people in real life situations.

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During a beach party, a young girl decides to take a late night swim. She swims out to sea, but suddenly is taken by something in the water. No one hears her screams for help. Chief of Police Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) receives a call about a missing girl. Martin Brody goes to investigate and finds human remains. Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) wants the beach kept open in spite of the apparent shark attack. Martin Brody sits in as life guard for the expected influx of people. This time, the shark attacks a small boy on a float. The beach erupts in panic and the story is off and running as Martin Brody and his team attempt to curtail the shark’s activities.

Additional Thanks

Best Work for Director Steven Spielberg. Thank you to Producers David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss), Ellen Brody (Lorraine Gary), Meadows (Carl Gottlieb), Deputy Hendricks (Jeffrey Kramer), Chrissie Watkins (Susan Backlinie), Cassidy (Jonathan Filley), Estuary Victim (Ted Grossman), Michael Brody (Chris Rebello), and Sean Brody (Jay Mello).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Definitely. This is the real thing—well acted and cast, perfectly written, a thriller down to its last detail.

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