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A man-eating Great White Shark terrorizes the island tourist town of Amity and the sheriff, a marine scientist, and a fisherman set out to stop it. View more >
Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
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"Jaws" was directed by Steven Spielberg in 1975, based on the book by Peter Benchley about a killer shark who terrorized a New England seaside resort.
Roy Scheider played local Sheriff Broady who is responsable for the safety of the residents while arguing against the wishes of the community that the beach remain open. When the shark strikes again Schinder along with Quint (Robert Shaw) and Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss), all set out to find the shark. The film is fun to watch as we see the shark at the beginning coming out of the water to strike at the first victim.
The music score by John Williams sat the tone for this movie that provide plenty of scares for everyone. The shark in "Jaws" isn't just one push-over shark, it's a king size killer. "Jaws" is a landmark movie that is still powerful some 27 years later.
A terrific movie in 1975 and still a very good one now, although the shark is looking a little dated.
I remember at the time seeing very long queues of people waiting in the rain to see Jaws. With the exception of Star Wars I don't ever recall seeing such a thing again.
The original spawned a heap of copycat movies including (I think) 3 sequals. Non of which have ever matched up to the first.
If you ever get an opportunity to experience this on the big screen, do so. The music by John Williams is awesome and well worth the price of admission alone.
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