Trivia / Jaws 2

  • Dawson Casting: Done with the teenagers.
  • Money, Dear Boy: Roy Scheider's main reason for agreeing to appear in this film, along with clearing a contract dispute with the studio.
  • Recycled Script: The plot is largely a retread of the first film's, with the addition of a group of teenagers.
  • Troubled Production: Not as bad as the first one, but enough for it to become Universal's most expensive movie up to that point.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The studio asked Steven Spielberg to return to the director's chair, but he was completely against the idea of a sequel. He did start to warm up to the idea later, but by then, he had another movie on his plate.
    • Spielberg's movie would have been a prequel focusing on Quint's time on the USS Indianapolis.