JAWS The Revenge (1987)
This Time it’s Personal
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Produced by: Joseph Sargent
U.S. Release Date: July 17, 1987
Domestic Gross: 20.7 million
Starring: Lorraine Gary, Michael Caine, Lance Guest, Mario van Peebles
We can still squeeze some money out of the masses!
Ellen Brody goes to visit her son Michael in the Bahamas after her other son Sean is killed by ANOTHER giant shark during a Christmas celebration in Amity. Sean, following in Dad’s footsteps, was Amity’s police chief. This new shark is apparently a relative of the sharks in the other JAWS films, possibly a cousin by marriage or something.
The shark somehow tracks down Ellen, who has become convinced that it has some kind of a personal vendetta against the Brody family. Ellen finds a new love interest in Hoagie, a friendly sea-plane pilot, and together they determine that Ellen must sacrifice herself to the shark to end the killings (and sequels). The finale is incredibly inept and the shark looks unbelievably fake.
Worst ripoff scene(s):
Blatant copy of scene in Jaws where Sean imitates his father at the dinner table, Ellen’s flashbacks to scenes in Jaws (using actual footage, but tinted brown) that she never witnessed, and of course the finale.