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Jaws 2 (1978) -- (Movie Clip) -- The Bites Are Big After we’ve seen two shark attack scenes, Chief Brody (Roy Scheider), who’s the only one suspicious so far, brings Dr. Elkins (Collin Wilcox Paxton) to see the killer whale that the kids, including his son Mike (Mark Gruner), found on Amity Island, in the sequel Jaws 2, 1978.
Jaws 2 (1978) -- (Movie Clip) -- Get Out Of The Water! While his wife (Lorraine Gary) who works for developer Peterson (Joseph Mascolo), and the mayor (Murray Hamilton) are showing the beach to prospective buyers, Brody (Roy Scheider), haunted by the last movie and suspecting a shark, overreacts to a shadow in the water, in the sequel Jaws 2, 1978.
Jaws 2 (1978) -- (Movie Clip) -- Everything Is Next Week We viewers know well that there’s another shark in the waters off Amity Island, but there’s no public alarm, as teens Tina and Ed (Ann Dusenberry, Gary Dubin) just miss seeing what really happens to a water-skier and her driver (Jean Coulter), in the sequel Jaws 2, 1978.
Jaws (1975) -- (Movie Clip) I'll Catch This Bird Civic panic in "Amity" (in fact, Martha's Vineyard), as Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) chairs, Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) comments, and crusty shark-hunter Quint (Robert Shaw) takes over, in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, 1975.
Jaws (1975) -- (Movie Clip) That's Some Bad Hat Famous scene from director Steven Spielberg with advanced shooting and editing, Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) scanning the beach which the city fathers refused to close, Lorraine Gary his wife, Wally Hooper Jr. the geriatric swimmer, in Jaws, 1975.
Jaws (1975) -- (Movie Clip) Ben Gardner's Boat Pretty much pure spookery, as Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) has persuaded aquaphobic Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) to come out shark-hunting at night, and the discovery of a local fishing boat and a big tooth, in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, 1975.
Jaws (1975) -- (Movie Clip) Beach Closed Signs Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) interviewing Cassidy (Jonathan Filley) about the girl who went missing, soon found by Hendricks (Jeffrey Kramer), leading back to the first Martha's Vineyard location shots and the introduction of Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, 1975.
Jaws (1975) -- (Movie Clip) I Can Swim! The opening but for a brief shark's-eye-view shot with John Williams music, as Chrissie (Susan Backlinie) lures Cassidy (Jonathan Filley) into the moonlit surf, in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, 1975.
Jaws (1975) -- (Movie Clip) The Bite Radius On This Animal Co-screenwriter Carl Gottlieb is the bossy flack as Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) greets the mayor (Murray Hamilton) with news of the captured shark, Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) casting doubt and Mrs. Kintner (Lee Fierro) wailing on the chief, in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, 1975.
Deep, The -- (Movie Clip) Open, Bermuda Director Peter Yates' creditable opening sequence is famous only for its display of Jacqueline Bisset's scuba-diving anatomy, which goes on for some time, with Nick Nolte, in The Deep, 1977, from a Peter Benchley novel.
Deep, The -- (Movie Clip) Beginner's Luck Tourists David (Nick Nolte) and Gail (Jacqueline Bisset) visit Bermuda treasure guru Trace (Robert Shaw, held over from the previous Peter Benchley novel-based hit Jaws) in The Deep, 1977.
Deep, The -- (Movie Clip) Be Off The Island Kidnapped tourists Gail (Jacqueline Bisset) and David (Nick Nolte) get searched by Bermuda crime boss Cloche (Louis Gossett Jr.) and thugs in a gratuitous 70's style scene of sexual villainy, in Peter Yates' The Deep, 1977.