Jaws Movie Review 1975

Information and Film Reviews for Jaws the Movie

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2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Early directorial effort by Spielberg from the Peter Benchley potboiler. A tight, very scary, and sometimes hilarious film about the struggle to kill a giant great white shark that is terrorizing an eastern beach community's waters. The characterizations by Dreyfuss, Scheider, and Shaw are much more enduring than the shock effects. Memorable score. Sequelled by "Jaws 2" in 1978, "Jaws 3" in 1983, and "Jaws: The Revenge" in 1987. Look for Benchley as a TV reporter.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 124 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Classic Horror, Books to Film: Peter Benchley, Killer Sea Critters, Strained Suburbia, Go Fish, Technicolor Yawn, Swimming, Sail Away, Eco-Vengeance!, Top Grossing Films of 1975, Highest Grossing Films of All Time
Screenplay
Carl Gottlieb, Peter Benchley
Cast
Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Benchley
Cinematography
Bill Butler
Director
Steven Spielberg
Music
John Williams

Awards

Oscars 1975: Film Editing, Sound, Orig. Score; AFI 1998: Top 100; Golden Globes 1976: Score, Natl. Film Reg. 2001.

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