Filmmaker Kevin Smith is a well-known JAWS fan and as a result, put JAWS references into several of his films.Â His next film is Zack and Miri Make a Porno, to be released on October 31, 2008. Maybe he put a JAWS reference in that as well …
Clerks: Randal saying “Salsa Shark … We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” was also said by Brody in Jaws “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”
Mallrats: Brody… The name Brody is also the name of the police chief in Jaws.
Mallrats: TS Quint… Quint is the name of the skipper in Jaws.
Chasing Amy: Hooper X… Matt Hooper is the name of Richard Dreyfuss’ character in Jaws.
Chasing Amy: The conversation between Banky and Alyssa in Meow Mix about “permanent injuries” is almost exactly the same conversation between Matt Hooper and Quint in Jaws.Â The scene was also shot to look like the scene in Jaws.
Dogma(filmed but cut from the movie): During the scene where the main characters are trying to talk Cardinal Glick out of having the ceremony, Jay goes behind a changing screen and moves the Cardinal’s hat like a shark fin.
Jersey Girl: Kevin tried to license a clip of Jaws – the shot where Quint gets eaten, but was denied use of the clip.