• Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Writer: Peter Benchley,Carl Gottlieb
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: June 20, 1975
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Sound mix: Dolby Atmos
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
  • Also known as: Stillness in the Water
  • "Jaws" (English: Jaws) is a thriller film of The United States of America released in 1975. This film is one of the classic films shot by Steven Allan Spielberg , based on the novel of the same name by Peter Benchley  . The main actors include Roy Scheider , Richard Dreyfuss , Robert Shaw , and Murray Hamilton   .
    The film tells the story of a huge cannibal Jaws appearing offshore in a summer resort town called Amiti Island. Many tourists lost their lives. The local sheriff was helped by a marine biologist and a professional shark catcher. Determined to hunt this shark   .


    • Release date June 20, 1975
    • Filming locations Water Street, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
    • Production companies Zanuck/Brown Productions, Universal Pictures

    Box office


    $7,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Sincere 2022-04-20 09:01:01

      Movie Notes

      As a commercial model, Jaws is excellent in every way, and groundbreaking. The subject matter is very advanced, and the thrilling soundtrack is used just right to set off the horror atmosphere. The most valuable thing for reference is the film's grasp of the rhythm.
      Throughout the first half of the movie, the great white shark is not shown, but is referred to by the dorsal fin that emerges from the water (classic), mainly through the horror of the victim and the reaction of the tourists to...

    • By Kacie 2022-04-20 09:01:01

      Great White Shark Watching

      Today I watched Spielberg's "Jaws" in 1975. Based on a shark cannibalistic incident in the 1960s, a great white shark on the coast of a holiday island in the United States ate several tourists in a row. Sheriff, marine researcher Another veteran shark catcher decided to hunt the killer. The label of the film is thriller. Looking at the stunts at that time from the current perspective, although it is a bit simple, it is really valuable. In the first half, the great white shark did not appear...

    • By Erika 2022-04-20 09:01:01

      How to improve your ability to analyze things by watching movies

      This topic can be said to be very fucked up. First, when I typed these words, I didn't know if I could discuss it clearly. Second, when I typed these things, I didn't know if I really wanted to discuss it. Or do you just want to make up for the guilt of watching movies on weekends without doing anything serious?

      In fact, there is nothing really good to say, just read a movie review of someone else, and think about why after watching the great white shark, I feel wow, so exciting, so...

    • By Rickey 2022-04-19 09:01:01

      real production

      Movies from the 1970s, but they still look amazing. The special effects are realistic, and there are also some humanistic concerns in it. I've seen official reviews before saying that the film creates a bloody scene in a soft way, and I believe it is true. ——But now who is talking about this softness, who am I worried about, when the captain was swallowed by a shark and died, it was extremely bloody.
        The suspense technique that Spielberg is good at creating has been used many times in...

    • By Earnestine 2022-04-19 09:01:01

      Sharks and Humanity

      Jaws (1975)
      Director: Steven Spielberg

          As a disaster film in the 1970s, it has the advantages of intense plot, rich story and clear lines. Of course, in my eyes, it is not just a movie, but a real history. Because people are more terrifying than great white sharks, and the exposed humanity is the ugliest thing on this earth.

          The merchants are obsessed with profit, regardless of whether there will be a tragic death, and they still focus on making money; These...

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    • By Ryley 2022-11-29 15:50:47

      I finally watched the real "Jaws", and I was so thrilled that I was scared to death by the end. . . (ps, when I watched it, I thought of "Frozen", "The Old Man and the Sea" and "Titanic" one after...

    • By Aliza 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      You'd never have guessed that Spielberg could tell a fascinating story about a fish until you saw Jaws, and it's from the '70s, even if you've heard rave reviews about Jaws before , still be surprised! In addition, "Jaws" influenced the production, promotion and distribution of movies in that era, and it is a benchmark for the new movie era! Comrade Lao Si has returned to his basics recently, and I hope his "The Adventures of Tintin" will be a big...

    • By Julio 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      When I was a child, I didn't know Spielberg, let alone his famous works. It's just that the story was told so well, and the atmosphere, that scared...

    • By Watson 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      As long as you watch the last ten minutes of the movie = = Far less than the second half of the Deep Sea Crazy Shark, there is nothing left except for the base, and the snake slaughter method of the python disaster is definitely learned from this....

    • By Hollie 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      Great white sharks are amazing every time they appear! Can't imagine what the effect was like more than thirty years...

    Behind the scenes gags

    Spielberg considered asking Lee Marvin to appear as Quint. Marvin thanked him for his kindness but still said that it was better to go fishing than promise.
    In addition to the well-known nickname of the big shark, Bruce, when Steven Spielberg became angry with this machine-made big fish, he called it "the great white turd" (the great white turd). ).
    In a biography Spielberg mentioned that he was greatly encouraged by Robert Duval during...
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    About the script

    "Jaws" is adapted from Peter Benchley's novel of the same name, produced by Richard D. Zanuck (Richard D. Zanuck) and David Brown (David Brown) to obtain the adaptation of the novel The right to shoot was paid $250,000. Benchley's novel is based on real events that took place in the summer of 1916.
    Although Stephen Spielberg was not the first person to be the director of the film, the two producers finally decided to sign with him. When...
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    About framing

    The location of the film was shot on Martha’s Vineyard Island in Massachusetts. The local seabed has a high sand content, which is convenient for the stable operation of mechanical sharks. Nevertheless, filming is still troublesome, leading to a serious overrun of the shooting budget. When shooting sea scenes, there are often accidents such as sailing boats breaking into the scene, the camera getting wet, and the boat sinking, so the...
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    Media Evaluation

    Compared with the original work, the film has modified Gwent’s fate and several key underwater scenes, but from the final film product, these modifications are completely reasonable. It can be seen that the shooting of "Jaws" was not rushed.  (Review of "DVD Guide")
    This is the first film about monsters directed by the great director Steven Spielberg. With this film, Steven Spielberg has proved to people that he can create and maintain...
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    Movie quotes

    • Brody: [to Mayor Vaughn, after the shark attack on July Fourth] Larry, the summer is over. You're the mayor of "shark city". These people think you want the beaches open.

    • Hooper: Mr. Vaughn, what we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks, and that's all. Now, why don't you take a long, close look at this sign.

      [refers to the graffitied billboard]

      Hooper: Those proportions are correct.

      Mayor Vaughn: Love to prove that, wouldn't ya? Get your name into the National Geographic.

    • [Brody sees his son sitting in a small skiff, and yells for him to get out of it]

      Ellen Brody: Martin, it's his birthday tomorrow!

      Brody: I don't want him on the ocean!

      Ellen Brody: He's not on the ocean, he is in a boat! He's not gonna go in the water! I don't think he'll ever go in the water again after what happened yesterday.

      Brody: All right, now don't say that. I don't want that to happen, you know that. But I want him to read the boating regulations, the rules, y'know, before he goes out on his own.

      [while he talks, Ellen flips through the book on sharks he has been reading, and sees an old painting of a shark ramming a hole into the bottom of rowboat's hull]

      Ellen Brody: [slams the book shut] Michael! Did you hear your father? Out of the water now! NOW!