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Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writers:

Peter Benchley (characters), Michael De Guzman (as Michael de Guzman)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorraine Gary ... Ellen Brody
Lance Guest ... Michael Brody
Mario Van Peebles ... Jake
Karen Young ... Carla Brody
Michael Caine ... Hoagie
Judith Barsi ... Thea
Mitchell Anderson ... Sean Brody
Lynn Whitfield ... Louisa
Jay Mello Jay Mello ... Young Sean Brody (archive footage)
Cedric Scott ... Clarence
Charles Bowleg Charles Bowleg ... William
Melvin Van Peebles ... Mr. Witherspoon
Mary Smith Mary Smith ... Tiffany
Edna Billotto Edna Billotto ... Polly
Fritzi Jane Courtney ... Mrs. Taft
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Storyline

After the encounter with the shark at Sea World, Sean Brody has returned to Amity. Here he has assumed his father's role, working for the police department, and is engaged to a young woman named Tiffany. His mother, Ellen, still lives in Amity as well. Mike Brody is now married to Carla and is researching conch snails with his partner, Jake, in the Bahamas. One night, while repairing a buoy in Amity harbor from the police boat, Sean is ambushed from below and killed by the Brodys' old enemy, a Great White shark. After the funeral, Ellen wants Mike to stay off the water, but he refuses, and takes Ellen back to the Caribbean with him and his wife and daughter, Thea. Ellen starts trying to enjoy life again, meeting charming pilot Hoagie after having been a widow for some time. Mike and Jake encounter the Great White shark in the water, and tag and track it for research. But the shark soon starts wreaking havoc, and comes after Thea on a banana boat ride. Now, Ellen, Mike, Jake, and ... Written by Medic249a2

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Man's deepest fear has risen again. [from trailer] See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jaws: The Return See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahamas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,154,890, 19 July 1987

Gross USA:

$20,763,013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,881,013
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video) | (Unrated Edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sir Michael Caine previously starred in Peter Benchley's The Island (1980). Co-starring in this movie, this third sequel to Peter Benchley's Jaws (1975) gave Caine two star appearances in Benchley-related movies. See more »

Goofs

It is impossible for Ellen Brody (Lorraine Gary) to have a flashback of her late husband, Martin (Roy Scheider) shooting at the Great White in the original Jaws because she was not there. See more »

Quotes

Hoagie Newcombe: I have an irresistible urge to kiss you, Ellen Brody.
Ellen Brody: Why?
Hoagie Newcombe: Because... it would not occur to you why.
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Alternate Versions

The 2016 Blu-Ray features the original alternate ending (shark simply stabbed to death) as a bonus feature. The film itself uses the usual "shark explosion" ending. See more »


Soundtracks

Nail it to the Wall
Written by Arnie Roman & Stephen Broughton Lunt
Performed by Stacy Lattisaw (as Stacy Lattislaw)
Produced By: Jellybean Benítez
Courtesy of Motown Recording Corp.
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This time it's personal!
13 July 2004 | by JonDubya2004See all my reviews

It's personal because I hate this audience-insulting movie. This has got to be the stupidest horror flick of all times. The ending (all of them) alone would be enough to justify this film's place on the bottom 100 list. I mean the premise (shark is after the Brody family for revenge. It chases (and beats) the Brody's to Jamaica to harrass them and snack on a few extras).

The effects went WAY downhill for this one. The shark on the Universial Studios tram tour is more convincing then this duct-taped-at-the-seams roboshark. The acting is atrocious (especially Mario Van Peeble and his grating "hey mon" accent)


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