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Jaws

When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.

Cast:

Roy Sheider
Robert Shaw
Richard Dreyfuss

Director:
Steven Spielberg

Producer:
Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown

Written by:
Peter Benchley, Carl Gottelieb

Distributor:
Universal Pictures

Budget:
$9 million

Box Office:
$470.7 million

Awards:

Academy Award for Best Film Editing (1975)
Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score (1975)
Academy Award for Best Sound (1975)
Academy Award for Best Picture (nominated) (1975)
Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (1975)
BAFTA Award for Best Film Music (1975)
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score (1975)



Metacritic Score:
79%

Rotten Tomatoes Score:
97%