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JAWS 2 Cast and Crew

Directed by

Jeannot Szwarc

Writing credits

Carl Gottlieb (I)

Howard Sackler


Roy Scheider Chief Martin Brody

Lorraine Gary Ellen Brody

Murray Hamilton Mayor Larry Vaughn

Joseph Mascolo Peterson

Jeffrey Kramer Hendricks

Collin Wilcox Paxton Dr. Elkins

Ann Dusenberry Tina

Mark Gruner Mike

Barry Coe (I) Andrews

Susan French (I) Old Lady

Gary Springer Andy

Donna Wilkes Jackie

Gary Dubin Ed

John Dukakis Polo

G. Thomas Dunlop Timmy

Elliott David (I) Larry

Marc Gilpin Sean

Keith Gordon Doug

Cynthia Grover Lucy

Ben Marley Patrick

Martha Swatek Marge

Billy Van Zandt Bob

Gigi Vorgan Brooke

Jerry M. Baxter Helicopter Pilot

Jean Coulter Ski Boat Driver

Daphne Dibble Swimmer #1

Christine Freeman Water Skier

April Gilpin Renee

William Griffith (IV) Lifeguard

Gregory Harris (I) Diver #2

Coll Red McLean Red

Susan O. McMillan Girl Sailor

David Owsley Boy Sailor

Allan L. Paddack Crosby

Frank James Sparks Diver #1

Thomas A. Stewart Assistant Dive Master

David Tintle Swimmer #2

Jim Wilson (III) Swimmer with Child

Kathy Wilson Mrs. Bryant

Herb Muller Phil Fogarty

Jane Courtney Select Woman

Al Wilde Select Man #1

Bill Green (I) Irate Man

Mary A. Gaffney Mrs. Silvera

George Buck Irate townsperson (uncredited)

Robert Carroll (I) Polk (uncredited)

Fritzi Jane Courtney Mrs. Taft (uncredited)

Oneida Rollins Ambulance Driver (uncredited)

Alfred Wilde Mr. Wiseman (uncredited)

Produced by

Joe Alves (associate producer)

David Brown (I) (producer)

Richard D. Zanuck (producer)

Original music by

John Williams

Cinematography by

Michael C. Butler

Film Editing by

Steve Potter

Arthur Schmidt (I)

Neil Travis

Production Design by

Joe Alves

Art Direction

W. Stewart Campbell

Gene Johnson (I)

Set Decoration

Phil Abramson

Costume Design by

Bill Jobe

Makeup Department

Robert Jiras makeup artist

Philip Leto hair stylist

Rick Sharp makeup artist

Ron Snyder (I) makeup artist

Production Management

Bill Badalato unit production manager

Tom Joyner (I) production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Joe Alves second unit director

Katy Emde second assistant director

Scott Maitland (I) first assistant director

Beau Marks second assistant director

Wilbur Mosier assistant director: second unit

Don Zepfel first assistant director

Art Department

Gary Seybert property master

Sound Department

James R. Alexander sound

Stephen A. Hope music editor

Robert L. Hoyt sound recordist

Jim Troutman sound effects editor

Special Effects

Roy Arbogast special effects

Robert A. Mattey special effects


Ted Grossman (I) stunt co-ordinator

Other crew

Roy Arbogast special mechanical effects

Peter Benchley characters

John L. Black key grip

David L. Butler camera operator: second unit

Laurann Cordero ladies wardrobe

Freeman Davies Jr. assistant film editor

Michael Dugan (II) underwater cameraman

Al Ebner unit publicist

Michael T. Elias assistant film editor

John Fleckenstein camera operator

Bob Forrest script supervisor

Robert Hernandez (II) assistant film editor

Sherrie Sanet Jacobson assistant film editor

Liz Keigley location casting

Philip Kingry marine coordinator

Gil Loe wardrobe: men

Donald MacDonald (II) production assistant

Robert A. Mattey special mechanical effects

Michael McGowan camera operator: second unit

John Neal (I) score mixer

Shari Rhodes location casting

Gene Starzenski set paramedic

Ronnie Taylor live shark photography (as Ron Taylor)

Valerie Taylor (II) live shark photography

Esther Vivante script supervisor: second unit

Donald M. Wolak gaffer (as Don Wolak)

Manfred Zendar technical advisor

JAWS 2 Collectibles and Memorabilia


Lobby Cards


JAWS 2 FAQ and Trivia

Are there any JAWS 2 alternate versions/lost scenes?

Yes. There’s five scenes added to the television version:

  • Ellen, adding wine to the fruit punch, and tells the waitress to smile and look cute.
  • Brody, given Peterson a parking ticket because, he was parking at a “No Parking” zone.
  • The Council argues about the incident at the beach.
  • The Council goes into Mayor Vaughn’s office to take a vote to fire Brody.
  • The shark attacks the helicopter pilot, after capsizing it underwater.

Was Steven Spielberg involved with JAWS 2?

No, he was approached to do it but he was busy making Close Encounters of the Third Kind (as was Richard Dreyfuss, who was also asked to return).

NEW 5/23/01 — in the JAWS 2 DVD documentary, the producers claim that Spielberg was approached after original directory John Hancock was fired. Spielberg would return to direct JAWS 2 only if Richard Dreyfuss would return and he could scrap everything start from scratch. Needless to say, the producers didn’t want that to happen …

Who ended up directing JAWS 2?

JAWS 2 was originally slated to be directed by John Hancock, with a script written by Dorothy Tristan, who happened to be his wife. The novel, JAWS 2 by Hank Searls, is based more on Tristan’s script, with the major subplot of the Mafia moving in with Mayor Vaughn to sell the seaside property. For whatever reason, producers Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown were unhappy with the way the film was progressing and fired Hancock. Hancock reportedly wanted to make it more of a “people” film, and not concentrate as much on the shark! Of course, Hancock’s wife went with him, and refused to cooperate on any rewrites of the film. Hancock was replaced by Jeannot Szwarc.

Why did Roy Scheider appear in JAWS 2?

According to Michael Smith, president of the Roy Scheider fan club and an extra in JAWS 2:

“Roy Scheider signed a three-picture deal with Universal after JAWS. His first role was to reunite with William Friedkin to do Sorcerer (1977) (which was co-produced by Paramount). His second role was to be ‘Michael’ in The Deer Hunter (1978), a part that was eventually played by Robert DeNiro. Two weeks into production, Roy got the finished script and disagreed with the ending (‘Michael’ goes back to Vietnam to find his buddy Nick, only to watch him kill himself in the final Russian Roulette game). Roy reasoned that this guy would not go half way around the world to find his friend, only to have him kill himself. Well, the good old ‘creative differences’ had reared their ugly head, and Roy walked.”

“Universal offered to forget about his quitting The Deer Hunter if Roy would agree to do JAWS 2. They also offered to count JAWS 2 as two films, so that he would be out of his contract with Universal after the film was completed. Although both Spielberg and Richard Dreyfuss wanted to be part of the JAWS sequel, the delays in Alabama on Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) kept them both out of the production. Universal had already promised a June 16, 1978 opening to theatre owners in early 1977! In fact, I remember getting the teaser poster (the shark fin sillouetted against the sunset, with the tag line ‘Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water …’) a few weeks before JAWS 2 began filming in Florida.”

“Needless to say, Roy took Universal’s offer, got his suntan, and spent Christmas Eve frying the shark. I spoke to him on the phone right before he left for NYC that night, and he was glad the whole experience was over. I have to commend him on the fact that even though the entire focus of the film changed (firing the original director, whose wife had written the script, etc.) Roy gave his all, and still speaks well of his experience.”

(Special thanks to Michael for this information!)

JAWS Trivia

Trivia provided by: The Internet Movie Database:

  • Sterling Hayden was the original choice for the role of Quint. Hayden, however, was in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service for unpaid tax. All Hayden’s income from acting was subject to a levy by the IRS, so there was an attempt to circumvent that: Hayden was also a writer, so one idea was to pay him union scale for his acting, and buy a story from him (his literary income wasn’t subject to levy) for a large sum. It was concluded that the IRS would see through this scheme, so Robert Shaw was cast instead.
  • Quint’s tale of the USS Indianapolis was written by Shaw following a disagreement between screenwriters Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb. Shaw presented his text, and Benchley and Gottlieb agreed that this was exactly what was needed.
  • The live shark footage was shot at Seal Rocks, Australia. A real white pointer was cut up and “extended” for the close-up shots.
  • A midget in a miniature cage and a real shark were used to get some shots correct.
  • Susan Backlinie (Chrissie) was experiencing real pain during her attack scene at the beginning of the film. She was attached to straps and divers underneath pulled too hard.
  • Apparently, technicians lost control of one of the mechanical sharks, and it was lost at sea.
  • During the filming of some scenes, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, and Shaw had to look in amazement off camera at a non-existant shark.
  • Preview audiences screamed when the head of a shark victim appears in the hole in the bottom of the boat. Director Steven Spielberg re-shot the scene in editor Field, Verna’s swimming pool because he wanted them to “scream louder”.
  • A real shooting star can be seen during a shot of the boat on the water at dusk.
  • Video version is missing some scenes:
  • Hooper describing an obscene phonecall he made, while cutting open the shark.
    Quint humiliating a young clarinet player as he buys piano wire.

  • Author Peter Benchley was thrown off the set after objecting to the climax.
  • Steven Spielberg was the voice on Quint’s marine radio when Mrs. Brody tries to contact her husband on the Orca.

Trivia provided by: Pascal L’ Heureux:

  • The first shark killed on the docks which is supposed to be the “maneater” in the movie is actually a real shark killed in Florida because there wasn’t a big enough one in Martha’s Vineyard.
  • Brody’s dog in the movie was actually Spielberg’s real dog.
  • On the last day of shooting, Spielberg wore nice clothes to make sure he wouldn’t be thrown in the water by the crew.

Trivia provided by: Mitchell L. Boone:

  • The mechanical shark used in JAWS (the original film anyway) was nicknamed “Bruce” by its “handlers” and the “full body” version tours around museums, while “Bruce II” resides at the Universal Theme Parks and “bites at” tourists on the tour ride.
  • Also, the shark spent MOST of the movie broken-down, and was unavailable for certain shots. This led Steven to “use” the camera as the “shark”, and film from the sharks’ perspective. They think this added to the “chilling/haunting” quality in the final release. Many critics/movie-goers/and actors/crew think it would have made it too “cheesy” had they shown the shark as much as originally planned.

Trivia provided by: James Burger:

  • Susan Backlinie (Chrissie) is actually a stunt woman, not an actress, and her underwater scenes in the JAWS opener were actually filmed during the day while she was in the buff.
  • The original scene with Alex Kintner’s death was so scary that it had to be cut due to the fact that it might scare people to death and they would not be able to give JAWS a PG rating but an R instead. The scene called for a doll of Alex to be floating among the bathers, then the shark would jump out of the water.
  • Robert Shaw was also in trouble from the IRS and had to flee the country once his scenes were completed.
  • When Robert Shaw first attempted to do the Indianapolis scene, he was drunk as a skunk and was only able to complete one line; then he started talking about his family and other stuff. He was so embarassed that he asked Spielberg if he would let him do it again the next day. Spielberg said yes and Shaw did it in one take.
  • If you look hard enough when Quint is being eaten, you can notice the rubber teeth bending at Quint’s waist.
  • When Roy Scheider was trapped in the sinking Orca, it took 75 takes to get the shot right. Roy did not trust the special effects team to rescue him in case of an emergency so he hid axes and hatches around the cabin just in case.
  • There were two 300lb weights attached to Susan Backlinie which were being tugged by two sets of crewmen on shore. One set would pull right, and the other set would pull left. It took three days to film that sequence.
  • When the shark was built, it was never water tested therefore when it was put in the water at Martha’s Vineyard, it sunk straight to the ocean floor. It took a team of divers to retrieve it from the floor.
  • The scenes missing from the video were not in the original picture. They were seen in later features of JAWS when the movie was first televised. They needed fillers during editing for TV so they used that footage.
  • Robert Shaw could not stand Richard Dreyfuss and they argued all the time, which resulted in some good tension between Hooperand Quint.
  • If you pay attention to the barrels in the film, you will notice that they are not consistent numerically due to errors in editing.
  • If you pay close attention to one of the windows in the building behind Brody after he leaves the hardware store, you will notice a bystander sticking her head up and taking pictures of Roy Scheider as he is doing his lines.

JAWS Unleashed

JAWS Unleashed is available for PC, XBOX, and Playstation 2


Game Background:

JAWS broke all box office records to become one of the highest grossing films of its time. The movie has had a lasting impact spanning decades and now JAWS Unleashed is poised to recapture the horror of being preyed upon by the most feared creature in the ocean. JAWS Unleashed recreates scenes and character spinoffs from the movie while allowing the player to experience the JAWS universe from a unique perspective—that of the Great White Shark.

Game Storyline:

Amity Island is growing, making corporate connections with prestigious companies like Environplus to improve the Island’s economy. Unfortunately the increased population around the Island and recent industrial activity has also attracted YOU–one of Earth’s most fearsome creatures–a Great White Shark. When the Environplus CEO’s son falls prey to your deadly attacks, the CEO hires renowned shark hunter Cruz Ruddock to track and kill you. Meanwhile, Marine Biologist Michael Brody tries to capture you for research. Can Ruddock and Brody stop you from wreaking havoc before the 4th of July celebration?

Game Features:

Players take control of Jaws the Great White Shark while playing out themes and in locations from the JAWS film universe

More than 10 meticulously detailed, destructible environments, each with unique designs and intense action

Unleash real-time damage on intelligent enemies, vehicles and structures

Perform a variety of stunning underwater, surface and air attacks via a user-friendly combat system

Dismemberment engine provides multiple points of disconnection

Follow story-based missions or choose to freely roam the island and its surroundings wreaking havoc

Encounter multiple side missions/challenges including timed destruction, stealth, chase and others

Face fearsome arena bosses including killer whales, giant squid, powerful boats and more

See your victims before they know you’re coming and target lock on enemies from afar with Shark Vision

Created by Appaloosa Interactive, developer of the award-winning Ecco the Dolphin series.

JAWS Unleashed is rated PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned – Some Material May Be Inappropriate For Children Under 13). Please consult or for more information.

JAWS Video Games

In the 80s, video game companies decided to release a lot of games that were based on movies. You could reenact scenes from movies like Star Wars, E.T., Ghostbusters, and believe it or not, Porky’s.

JAWS was one of the many movies that got the video game treatment. Here are screenshots from two JAWS video games. You can play these games today with the help of emulators, which are pretty easy to find on the web. Happy hunting!

UPDATE: Majesco released JAWS Unleashed in 2006, a game in which you get to play as the shark. Check out the trailer and some screens on the JAWS Unleashed page.

The Nintendo Game – by LJN (1987)

The Atari ST Game – by Screen 7 Productions

Thanks to S. Michael Simms (Smikes) for locating this game!

The Atari Arcade Game

Again, thanks to S. Michael Simms (Smikes) for locating info on this game!

JAWS Sounds


JAWS Theme RealAudio jaws_288.ram (Thanks to Brad Chapman)
JAWS Theme Excerpt .WAV (58K) jaws2.wav
JAWS Theme Excerpt .AIFF (58K) jaws2.aiff


JAWS Trailer — RealAudio trailer.ram

Quint’s Indianapolis Monlogue — RealAudio indy.ram

yaad.wav (173K)

Ellen: “In Amity, you say: yahd.”

Brody: “There in the yahd, not too fah from the cah. How’s that?”

awhat.wav (124K)

Fisherman #1: “What kind of shark?”

Hooper: “Tiger shark.”

Fisherman #2: “A what?”

busterbr.wav (111K)

Vaughn: “Now I want those little paint-happy bastards caught and hung up by their Buster Browns!”

bigboat.wav (37K)

Brody: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”

farewell.wav (97K)

Quint: “Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies…”

smile.wav (287K)

Brody: “Smile, you son of a bitch!”

swimmin.wav (93K)

Quint: “Here’s to swimmin’ with bow-legged women”

drink.wav (388K)

Quint, Brody, & Hooper (singing): “Show me the way to go home … I’m tired and I wanna go to bed … I’d a had a little drink about an hour ago and it went right to my head”

lies.wav (295K)

Quint: “Here lies the body of Mary Lee … died at the age of 103 … for 15 years she kept her virginity … not a bad record for this vicinity”

barrel.wav (132K)

Hooper: “He’s trying to go under”
Quint: “Hell he can, with three barrels on him … not with three he can’t”

myhus.wav (21K)

Ellen Brody: “My husband tells me you’re in sharks”

ithink.wav (73K)

Hooper: “Uh … I think that I’m familiar with the fact that you are going to ignore this problem until it swims up and bites you in the ass”

hooper.wav (356K)

Hooper: “Didn’t you get on a boat and check out these waters? Well … This is not a boat accident. It wasn’t any propeller, it wasn’t any coral reef, and is wasn’t Jack the Ripper. It was a shark”

badhat.wav (50K)

Brody: “That’s some bad hat, Harry”

headtail.wav (177K)

Quint: “Ten thousand dollars for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing”

cage.wav (232K)

Quint: “You go inside the cage, cage goes in the water, you go in the water, shark’s in the water … our shark”

Other Sounds

The beginning of Dickie Goodman’s song from 1975, Mr. Jaws mrjbeg.wav (227K)

JAWS Lost Scenes

With most movies, a lot more footage is filmed than actually ends up in the final product. JAWS is no exception, with a large number of scenes that were cut, many due to the fact that the mechanical shark rarely worked as planned. Some of these scenes turned up in the ABC television version of JAWS that aired back in the late 1970s-early 1980s. Many more of these “lost” scenes were first available to fans on the 20th Anniversary Laserdisc version of JAWS and now are available on the 30th Anniversary DVD version of JAWS.

Special thanks to Lisa Holliday for capturing and providing the video clips!

Brody and Ellen in the Kitchen

Brody and Ellen talk in the kitchen and Ellen feeds their two cocker spaniels

RealAudio | Windows Media

Cassidy Talks to Brody

Brody and Cassidy walk along the beach and discuss where Cassidy is from and the summer house Cassidy and friends are renting.

Windows Media

Cassidy Identifies Chrissie’s Remains

Brody has Cassidy look at what’s left of Chrissie after the two talk about the summer house Cassidy and friends are renting.

RealAudio | Windows Media

Quint and His Little Buddy #1

The little guy who works for Quint refuses to go with Quint on his quest to kill the shark.

RealAudio | Windows Media

Quint and His Little Buddy #2

The little guy and Quint stroll down the streets of Amity accompanied by a dog.

Ben Gardner’s Commentary

Ben Gardner comments on the people walking by him on the dock and talks to Brody and Hooper

Windows Media

Amateur Shark Hunters

Chaotic scenes of all the amateur shark hunters in their boats.

Windows Media

Vaughn on Parade

Walking through the middle of the parade, Mayor Vaughn discusses putting up signs with Hendricks.

Windows Media

Hooper and Vaughn on the Ferry

Mayor Vaughn and Brody talk about Brody’s hiring and vandalism while on the ferry.

Windows Media

Hooper Tells Brody About His Phone Calls
On the way to cut open the tiger shark, Hooper talks about a woman with whom he apparently had phone sex.

RealAudio | Windows Media

Quint’s Truck

A black truck comes to a stop, camera is on driver side door, door has the name “Quint” and a drawing of a shark on it, door opens and Quint steps out.

Windows Media

Quint Torments Boy in Music Store

Quint enters a music store to buy piano wire. A boy is there playing a song on a clarinet. Quint mimics what the boy is playing, getting louder and louder until the boy loses his composure and stops playing.


Shark Goes After Michael Brody

After the shark attacks the guy in the Estuary, it goes after Michael Brody, with the Estuary guy still in its jaws. The Estuary guy, barely alive, pushes Michael out of the way, saving Michael’s life.

JAWSFest 2005 Photos

1988 Martha’s Vineyard Pics Part 1

1988 Martha’s Vineyard Pics Part 1

by Erik Hollander

Lynn Murphy and myself posing with the fishing pole used by Quint on the Orca. Lynn was so good to us. He gave us an exhaustive tour of his place and all the props used in the film, many of which were in his home. He also shared many pictures from shooting that were in his photo album.

Erik and the surly island original, Craig Kingsbury. What a character! He was incredibly gracious to us and spent a couple of hours talking to us as he worked around his farm. He is JUST like his character, Ben Gardener, in the film, except he still has his head.

Chuck and Jeffrey Voorhees (Alex Kintner) Jeff works as a restaurant manager and graciously took some time off to talk with us. He even gave me one of his original 'Jaws' paycheck stubs from Universal and the envelope it came in. Nice guy.

Lee Fierro (Mrs. Kintner) and Chuck Gramling

Mark and Phil Dube, who played one of the prominent town fathers. He's the one that Mayor Vaughn urged to go in the water on the Fourth of July when nobody else was going in.

Chris Rebello (Michael Brody)

Chuck standing above the "Good Time II" ferry to Chappaquidick, seen early in the film.

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