Jaws 2

Continuity mistake: When Mike is repainting a striped beach-house, he turns to see his friends riding a catamaran, and he then turns and makes a big splodge with his brush on the second stripe from the side, on the beach-house. In this shot note the shape of the paint on this stripe. After Chief Brody rings the bell because he thinks he sees a shark, he begins to climb down the watch tower, and it then cuts to a shot of Mike standing in front of the beach-house - and now the shape of the paint-marks are different - they are lower and smaller. (00:42:35 - 00:44:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Brody walks up on the old lady's porch and Tina says "We heard this noise like a boom", Brody has his hands hanging down. When it cuts, he has them up. (00:22:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Terry is water-skiing, her mum is driving the speedboat. The speedboat has the writing "MS 5713 EB" on both of its sides. The sides of the boat are made up of shiplap boarding. In the first half of the skiing scene when we see the side of the speedboat, the writing is printed on the second board down from the top of the boat. However in the second half of the scene, after Terry has been grabbed by the shark, the writing has moved up onto the top board. The condition of the paint of the actual whole boat changes between a few shots too. Sometimes the green paint is totally fresh and new looking, in others it is faded and looks more worn. (00:18:40 - 00:20:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Mike says Sean can't come with him, Tina says, "He can help me, at least" with her hair hanging over her right shoulder. When it cuts, her hair is pulled back. (00:12:10)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film when the shark attacks the divers, you see in one shot that the shark already had a burned scarred face. The shark doesn't get set alight until later in in the film. This scene was one of the last ones to be filmed.

Carl Johnson

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Suggested correction: The burned and scarred shark face is from the explosion at the beginning of the movie when the water skier's boat exploded.

This correction's false - the attack on the water skier's boat occurred well after the opening attack on the divers.

Continuity mistake: After explaining what they saw when Terry's mom's boat exploded Tina asks if they can leave. Brody then puts his hand on the porch column on the left side of it. When it cuts his arm is resting on the right side of it.

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Continuity mistake: When Hendricks enters Chief Brody's office with the diver's camera, the camera is old and very darkish brown, and the middle circular lens has an inside lightbulb-fitting, and the large black torch attached to it is worn and slightly damaged. Yet in the shots of Hendricks saying "Dance?," he is holding the same camera, you can clearly see it is different. The camera is more lighter in colour, the inside lightbulb-fitting from the the middle circular lens has vanished, the black torch is more new-looking etc., (00:15:10)

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Continuity mistake: At the breakfast table when Sean says "I want Fruit flakes" he has a glass of juice and a glass of milk in front of him. When it cuts, the two glasses switch places. (00:25:10)

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Continuity mistake: When we see the dead whale's mouth there is some seaweed on its mouth. When Brody is helping Dr. Elkins measuring the whale a larger lump of seaweed appears on its mouth. (00:27:35)

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Continuity mistake: The pilot in the rescue helicopter wears no sunglasses as he is about the take off. But when the shark is attacking the copter, sunglasses briefly appear on the pilots face in one shot, then vanish. (01:28:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Brody and Ellen are talking about Mike being seventeen and should have a summer job we see Brody placing his arm on the side of the door entrance. When it cuts to a close-up from behind Brody you can see he has lowered his arm so the camera can get a clean shot of Ellen's face. When it cuts he has his arm back up. (00:25:40)

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Continuity mistake: When the teenagers are near Cable Junction on their wrecked boats, they see Chief Brody coming towards them on the Police Boat. We then see a close-up of Brody, and from his view he is approaching Cable Junction and the teenagers from front-on, with the teenagers on the right. When we see Brody approaching them as seen from Cable Junction, he approaches them from a completely different direction. He comes from behind them as if he approached from a different side of the island.

mightymick

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, when the divers find the Orca boat, there is a plate with the word "ORCA", nailed to the front of the boat. However in the first movie this wasn't here. Also, the damage done to the Orca is noticeably different. (00:02:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Eddie gets the blanket out of the wooden box for Tina, there is a large board of wood sticking out of the wooden box. In the next overhead shot it has vanished. (01:10:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Eddie gets the blanket out for Tina, on the small "Tina's Joy" boat, the sail jumps from being on his left side, to his right side suddenly, between shots. (01:10:10)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Chief Brody comes home drunk, Deputy Hendricks comes over to express his sorrows. When he's leaving/already left, Both Ellen & Chief Brody comment on Hendricks as "Poor Jeff." In the first Jaws film, Brody calls him Lenny. Jeff is actually the first name of the actor who played Hendricks.

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Suggested correction: It was a retcon from the filmmakers. Originally his name was Lenny, and then they changed it to Jeff. Same thing with The Mayor's children in the first movie. In the sequel, he only has one son; Larry Jr.

Not really a retcon, simply a mistake. Not every change, intentional or not, can be hand-waved away as a retcon.

The correction is valid. The person who submitted the mistake didn't watch the scene. They never said "poor Jeff", it was "poor Hendricks." But both Martin and Ellen call him "Jeff" in the scene and his name is said 3 times. Plus, if you read over the original script, the name "Jeff Hendricks" is mentioned 4 times.

Bishop73

Continuity mistake: When Brody checks Mike's room only to find out he's not there, Brody's shadow on the door changes between the shots. (01:06:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Tina is called forth to cut the ribbon, she walks up and stands a few feet in front of the girl in the yellow dress. When it cuts, they have moved closer to each other. (00:06:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Tina walks to cut the ribbon, her Miss Amity sash changes position between shots. (00:06:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Brody start ringing the bell he grabs on to the tower booth's poles with both hands. When it cuts, only one hand is holding on to the pole and the other hand is placed on the booth itself. (00:44:30)

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Continuity mistake: When the kids are drifting around, a heavy rain shower comes. Seconds later, in the shot of Sean on the upside-down sail boat, you see reflections of sunlight and a large part of the boat he is sitting on is completely dry.

Jacob La Cour

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Trivia: In the first Jaws movie, the name given to the shark was Bruce, named after Steven Spielberg's lawyer. In this movie, the sharks were called Fidel and Harold. Harold was the name of David Brown's lawyer.

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Question: Can anyone tell me the name of the music the band is playing when chief Brody and his wife are dancing?

Answer: The songs are: Downtown, The Girl From Ipanema, and Teach Me Tonight.

The very first piece the Amity High School band plays, is a piece called "FANFARE." It was composed specifically for the film -> by Universal's music department head (at the time) HAL MOONEY, utilizing a small Universal staff ensemble of musicians. The composers of the other pieces: Downtown (Tony Hatch), The Girl From Ipanema (Antonio Jobim/Vinicius de Moraes), and Teach Me Tonight (Gene DePaul/Sammy Cahn). I had hoped so much when they came out with the definitive JAWS 2 score, that John Williams would have permitted these pieces to be included on the score. I think the case was that those particular pieces were not in the 'vaults' along with the John Williams score. We'd all agree, those songs are essential to the JAWS 2 narrative.

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