History Trivia / JawsTheRevenge

18th Sep '17 8:53:43 AM ClintEastwood
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* ActorInspiredElement: Mario Van Peebles wrote his own part.



* MoneyDearBoy: Michael Caine only appeared because of it. In an interview given around the time of the movie's release, Caine said that he enjoyed shooting in the Bahamas and working with Lorraine Gary, but largely viewed the movie itself as a working vacation. He did later regret being in the Bahamas shooting it instead of picking up his Academy Award for ''Film/HannahAndHerSisters''. He's never even seen the film -- but he assures that it paid for a lovely house! [[note]]Though, if it's any consolation, he was able to pick up his second Oscar for ''Film/TheCiderHouseRules''.[[/note]]

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* MoneyDearBoy: Michael Caine Creator/MichaelCaine only appeared because of it. In an interview given around the time of the movie's release, Caine said that he enjoyed shooting in the Bahamas and working with Lorraine Gary, but largely viewed the movie itself as a working vacation. He did later regret being in the Bahamas shooting it instead of picking up his Academy Award for ''Film/HannahAndHerSisters''. He's never even seen the film -- but he assures that it paid for a lovely house! [[note]]Though, if it's any consolation, he was able to pick up his second Oscar for ''Film/TheCiderHouseRules''.[[/note]]



** Michael Caine generally prefers not to acknowledge his involvement in the film. As mentioned above, he's never even watched it, but is well aware of its terrible reputation. Universal became aware of that reputation '''immediately''', and embraced it, allowing Steven Spielberg to launch a TakeThat to this movie in the second ''Back To The Future'' film.

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** Michael Caine Creator/MichaelCaine generally prefers not to acknowledge his involvement in the film. As mentioned above, he's never even watched it, but is well aware of its terrible reputation. Universal became aware of that reputation '''immediately''', and embraced it, allowing Steven Spielberg Creator/StevenSpielberg to launch a TakeThat to this movie in the second ''Back To The Future'' film.''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''.


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* OrphanedReference: Hoagie's line about doing his laundry refers to a deleted subplot involving him smuggling drugs onto the island. The scenes were shot, then deleted during post-production, because it took away from the film's main premise involving the shark. It's fully detailed in the film's novelization.


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* VacationDearBoy: Creator/MichaelCaine said yes to the film the moment he read in the script, "We cut to the Bahamas".


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** The original script featured a cameo for Matt Hooper. In Hooper's scene, he calls the Brodys and is greeted on the phone by Thea, who knows him as "Uncle Matt". Hooper is established as being close to Michael and Carla, who calls him "my second favorite marine biologist", and he gives them his condolences about Sean's death. Hooper and Michael discuss their careers, the late Martin Brody, and Hooper's once spending Christmas with the family, with Martin dressed as Santa Claus. The scene ends when Michael heads off to summon Ellen to the phone to talk to Hooper.
27th Aug '17 9:20:48 PM Shadao
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* GenreKiller: While previous ''Jaws'' sequels were cheesy and not as intense as the original ''Jaws'', this film solidified the reputation of killer shark movies as over-the-top camp horror. Few shark films have ever venture into drama and serious waters, and fewer still have reached favorable comparison to the Spielberg's timeless classic.

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* GenreKiller: While previous ''Jaws'' sequels were cheesy and not as intense as the original ''Jaws'', this film solidified the reputation of killer shark movies as over-the-top camp horror. Few shark films have ever venture into drama and serious waters, themes, and fewer still have reached favorable comparison to the Spielberg's timeless classic.
27th Aug '17 9:20:07 PM Shadao
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* GenreKiller: While previous ''Jaws'' sequels were cheesy and not as intense as the original ''Jaws'', this film solidified the reputation of killer shark movies as over-the-top camp horror. Few shark films have ever venture into drama and serious waters, and fewer still have reached favorable comparison to the Spielberg's timeless classic.
21st Aug '17 8:55:30 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* MoneyDearBoy: Michael Caine only appeared because of it. And later regretted being in the Bahamas shooting it instead of picking up his Academy Award for ''Film/HannahAndHerSisters''. He's never even seen the film -- but he assures that it paid for a lovely house! [[note]]Though, if it's any consolation, he was able to pick up his second Oscar for ''Film/TheCiderHouseRules''.[[/note]]

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* MoneyDearBoy: Michael Caine only appeared because of it. And In an interview given around the time of the movie's release, Caine said that he enjoyed shooting in the Bahamas and working with Lorraine Gary, but largely viewed the movie itself as a working vacation. He did later regretted regret being in the Bahamas shooting it instead of picking up his Academy Award for ''Film/HannahAndHerSisters''. He's never even seen the film -- but he assures that it paid for a lovely house! [[note]]Though, if it's any consolation, he was able to pick up his second Oscar for ''Film/TheCiderHouseRules''.[[/note]]
15th Jun '17 10:00:38 PM GrnLtnHJ2814
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** Earlier drafts of the script (titled ''Jaws: The Return'') re-used the "kill the shark via electrocution" ending of ''Film/Jaws2'', which was likely changed due to the film-makers wanting something different, and the script depicting it in such a way that it would also have killed Ellen as well.

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** Earlier drafts of the script (titled ''Jaws: The Return'') re-used the "kill the shark via electrocution" ending of ''Film/Jaws2'', which was likely changed due to the film-makers wanting something different, and the script depicting it in such a way that it would also have killed Ellen as well. Other drafts had the shark being the shark from the second film out for revenge, the offspring of the shark from the second film out for revenge, or a witch doctor using the shark as a tool for revenge. The witch doctor version was used in the novelization.
19th May '17 9:03:31 AM OlfinBedwere
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** Earlier drafts of the script (titled ''Jaws: The Return'') re-used the "kill the shark via electrocution" ending of ''Film/Jaws2'', which was likely changed due to the film-makers wanting something different, and the script depicting it in such a way that it would also have killed Ellen as well.
28th Apr '17 1:17:18 AM OlfinBedwere
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* CreatorKiller: Emmy Award-winning director Joseph Sargent (he made the 1974 version of ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree'') was nominated for the Razzie for Worst Director for his work on the film; he was mostly relegated to TV movies for the remainder of his career.

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* CreatorKiller: Emmy Award-winning director Joseph Sargent (he made the 1974 version of ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree'') was nominated for the Razzie for Worst Director for his work on the film; he was mostly relegated to TV movies for the remainder of his career. Screenwriter Michael de Guzman likewise spent the rest of his career in television, with no theatrical movie credits before or after this.



25th Apr '17 7:28:08 AM OlfinBedwere
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** The infamous "Exploding Shark" ending was a hasty reaction to poor testings of the original ending, where the shark was impaled by the boat. Allegedly, the crew were allowed a mere ''$75 dollars'' to reshoot the scene, hence why it turned into a notorious SpecialEffectsFailure. Another bit hastily changed was the fate of Jake, who originally died during the ending. Test audiences were upset by this, and it was changed so that he lives (though the footage of him being mauled by the shark was left in anyway, making his survival quite the AssPull).

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** The infamous "Exploding Shark" ending was a hasty reaction to poor testings of the original ending, where the shark was impaled by the boat. Allegedly, the crew were allowed a mere ''$75 dollars'' to reshoot the scene, hence why it turned into a notorious SpecialEffectsFailure. Another bit hastily changed was the fate of Jake, who originally died during the ending. Test audiences were upset by this, and it was changed so that he lives (though the footage of him being mauled by the shark was left in anyway, making his survival quite the AssPull).
24th Mar '17 2:42:04 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* BoxOfficeBomb: This ''Jaws'' film FAILED in American theaters, grossing $20,763,013 against a $20 million budget and an additional $3 million in marketing costs. But it made enough money internationally to make more than its budget back (albeit just ''barely'').
* CreatorKiller: Emmy Award-winning director Joe Sargent (he made the 1974 version of ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree'') was nominated for the Razzie for Worst Director for his work on the film; he was mostly relegated to TV movies for the remainder of his career.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: This ''Jaws'' film FAILED was the first and only one to fail in American theaters, grossing $20,763,013 against a $20 million budget and an additional $3 million in marketing costs. But it made enough money internationally to make more than its budget back (albeit just ''barely'').
* CreatorKiller: Emmy Award-winning director Joe Joseph Sargent (he made the 1974 version of ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree'') was nominated for the Razzie for Worst Director for his work on the film; he was mostly relegated to TV movies for the remainder of his career.



** Lance Guest had looked like he might have a promising career after playing the title character in ''Film/TheLastStarfighter''. After his appearance here, he's appeared in a grand total of ''two'' theatrically released films.

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** Lance Guest had looked like he might have a promising career after playing the title character in ''Film/TheLastStarfighter''. After his appearance here, performance here was soundly trashed by critics for his DullSurprise acting, he's appeared in a grand total of ''two'' theatrically released films.



** Roy Scheider was originally asked to reprise his role as Martin Brody, but he flat-out refused to come back when he saw that his character was there just to be killed off in the first minutes. That's right - Sean's death scene was originally intended for ''Martin''. Murray Hamilton was also asked to appear, but died before any serious work began on the screenplay.

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** Roy Scheider was originally asked to reprise his role as Martin Brody, but he flat-out refused to come back when he saw that his character was there just to be killed off in the first minutes. That's right - Sean's death scene was originally intended for ''Martin''.Martin. Murray Hamilton was also asked to appear, but died before any serious work began on the screenplay.



** The infamous "Exploding Shark" ending was a hasty reaction to poor testings of the original ending, where the shark was impaled by the boat. Allegedly, they were only allowed a mere ''$75 dollars'' to reshoot the scene. Another bit hastily changed was the fate of Jake, who originally died during the ending. Test audiences were upset by this, and it was changed so that he lives.

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** The infamous "Exploding Shark" ending was a hasty reaction to poor testings of the original ending, where the shark was impaled by the boat. Allegedly, they the crew were only allowed a mere ''$75 dollars'' to reshoot the scene.scene, hence why it turned into a notorious SpecialEffectsFailure. Another bit hastily changed was the fate of Jake, who originally died during the ending. Test audiences were upset by this, and it was changed so that he lives.
lives (though the footage of him being mauled by the shark was left in anyway, making his survival quite the AssPull).
24th Mar '17 12:16:22 AM BaronVonFistcrunch
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** Roy Scheider and Murray Hamilton were originally asked to appear in the film, but the former flat-out refused to come back, while the latter died before any serious work began on the screenplay.

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** Roy Scheider and Murray Hamilton were was originally asked to appear in the film, reprise his role as Martin Brody, but the former he flat-out refused to come back, while back when he saw that his character was there just to be killed off in the latter first minutes. That's right - Sean's death scene was originally intended for ''Martin''. Murray Hamilton was also asked to appear, but died before any serious work began on the screenplay.




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** The infamous "Exploding Shark" ending was a hasty reaction to poor testings of the original ending, where the shark was impaled by the boat. Allegedly, they were only allowed a mere ''$75 dollars'' to reshoot the scene. Another bit hastily changed was the fate of Jake, who originally died during the ending. Test audiences were upset by this, and it was changed so that he lives.
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