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Jaws (20-Jun-1975)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Peter Benchley; Carl Gottlieb

From novel: Jaws by Peter Benchley

Music by: John Williams

Producers: Richard D. Zanuck; David Brown

Keywords: Horror, Action/Adventure, Sharks, Sailing, Swimming, Explosions

A young girl falls victim to a great white shark near the small Atlantic town of Amity. Chief Martin Brody, played by Roy Scheider in his signature role, urges the beaches be closed but he is overruled by the town's selectmen, fearing it would scare off the tourist trade. Then a young boy falls victim. Brody, oceanographer Matt Hooper, and fisherman Quint set off to find and kill the great white. The first summer blockbuster. Received Oscars for Best Dramatic Score, Best Sound and Best Editing; nominated for Best Picture.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Peter Benchley
Novelist
8-May-1940 11-Feb-2006 Jaws
Richard Dreyfuss
Actor
29-Oct-1947   Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Lorraine Gary
Actor
16-Aug-1937   Jaws
Murray Hamilton
Actor
24-Mar-1923 1-Sep-1986 Jaws
Roy Scheider
Actor
10-Nov-1932 10-Feb-2008 Jaws
Robert Shaw
Actor
9-Aug-1927 28-Aug-1978 Quint in Jaws

CAST

Roy Scheider   ...   Brody
Robert Shaw   ...   Quint
Richard Dreyfuss   ...   Hooper
Co-Starring
Lorraine Gary   ...   Ellen Brody
Murray Hamilton   ...   Vaughn
Carl Gottlieb   ...   Meadows
Jeffrey C. Kramer   ...   Hendricks
Susan Backlinie   ...   Chrissie
Jonathan Filley   ...   Cassidy
Ted Grossman   ...   Estuary Victim
Chris Rebello   ...   Michael Brody
Jay Mello   ...   Sean Brody
Lee Fierro   ...   Mrs. Kintner
Jeffrey Voorhees   ...   Alex Kintner
Craig Kingsbury   ...   Ben Gardner
Dr. Robert Nevin   ...   Medical Examiner
Peter Benchley   ...   Interviewer

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