Trivia / Jaws 3D

  • Accidentally Correct Writing: The young white shark dies from the stress of being moved into a display tank while it's still recovering from its capture. In Real Life, no aquarium has yet kept a juvenile great white for longer than a few months, but it's because they're seldom willing to eat in captivity and have to be released before they starve.
  • Creator Killer: Newcomer director Joe Alves never directed another film after this one.
  • Channel Hop: Technically the case, as this is the only Jaws movie not actually made by Universal (it was produced by Alan Landsburg Productions).
  • Money, Dear Boy: Considering that Louis Gossett Jr., appeared in this almost immediately after his Oscar-winning turn in An Officer and a Gentleman, it's not hard to imagine that this was his main motive for appearing in the film.
  • Old Shame: Richard Matheson didn't like to talk about his experience being one of the screenwriters.
  • Romance on the Set: Dennis Quaid (Mike Brody) and Lea Thompson (Kelly Ann Bukowski) became engaged after working together on the movie.
  • What Could Have Been: The movie was originally intended as a spoof, "National Lampoon's Jaws 3, People 0". Ironically, what came out is widely considered a really effective unintentional comedy. More about what that project could have turned out can be read here. Also when it was to be a parody, Rodger Bumpass (best known as Squidward from Spongebob Squarepants) was going to be the lead.