Jaws 2

Continuity mistake: After the false scare on the beach, Brody pushes the chamber back into his revolver twice. (00:46:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Brody is with the photograph developer, who is developing the divers photos for him, he takes a photo from a box and puts it in a tray of liquid, and he then puts the lid of the box on properly. Then in following shots the box lid alternates from on properly, to off slightly. (00:49:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the divers are snorkelling underwater for lobsters, the diver in the blue swimsuit's snorkel keeps switching which side of his face it is strapped to. (01:03:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Mike and Andy are on the sail-boat, adjusting the green sail, the zipper on Mike's blue lifevest alternates from being at the bottom / top of the zip on his vest. (01:00:20)

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Continuity mistake: When the divers are positioning the cord on the rocks, in the opening shots, in one shot there is a tall seaweed plant, fully erect, floating around. In the next shot the plant is down in half, positioned totally different. (00:01:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Brody sits on the beach, he begins to untie his shoelace of his left boot. In the next shot both of his boots are now magically off, and he is now pulling off his left sock. (00:34:20)

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Continuity mistake: Brodie is racing in his vehicle down the beach to investigate an incident, driving to our left. He then gets out of the car and is shown running down the beach to the left. Unfortunately, the scene was shot with Brodie running to the right. The editor simply reversed the film so Brodie would be running the right direction. You can see backwards writing for about 2 seconds.

Continuity mistake: When Terry is water-skiing, the sky keeps alternating from cloudy to sunny and back, and the roughness of the waters she skies on changes as well. (00:17:45)

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Continuity mistake: After Chief Brody is fired from his job, he comes home drunk. No beer cans can be seen spilling out of his car or on the ground. The next day when he is taking his wife to work, there are several empty beer cans on the ground. Where'd they come from?

Continuity mistake: Chief Brody and his raft disappear from under the shark when it catches fire. Understandable, as they were burning the model shark for real, but still poorly edited.

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Lureen Elkins is walking around the dead whale you can see a man in a black t-shirt in the background covering his nose with his hand and then lowering his hand. When it cuts to a close-up of Elkins and Brody, the man is still covering his nose. (00:27:40)


Continuity mistake: The boat Tina's Joy is hit on the sideboard by the shark and a portion splits off. When they are rescued the boat is intact.


Continuity mistake: Brody fires six shots from his revolver after coming down from the tower. He ejects the shells on the beach. Then he squats to pick them up and there are many more than six.


Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie when Terry is water skiing, the boat has a 70hp 3 cylinder Johnson. When the shark is eating the boat it's a 1977 55 horsepower motor that still has the 70hp decal on it.

Continuity mistake: When they are all sitting at breakfast, Michael says how he's going out sailing. The position of the mini Rice Crispies box on the table turns about 90 degrees between camera shots.


Continuity mistake: Brody has a hold of the large power line, and the shark is gliding along straight for it. In all the shots of Brody holding the power line, the green jacket he wears has wet splashes on it. One patch of water on his right shoulder briefly disappears for one shot, the reappears in the following. (01:46:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Eddie is floating the water, after being knocked out of the boat by the shark, in one shot we see his hair is totally soaked and is flat. But in the next shot it is drier and now curlier. (01:10:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Andy and Mike are standing on the boat, the position of the boat's green sail changes from shot to shot. The two red stripes on the sail clearly verify this - watch them as they change position and location as well. (01:00:20)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Brody approaches the group of teenagers on their smashed boats, the angle cuts to show Brody approaching seen as if from Cable Junction. At this point, there is a huge mistake. The teenagers' boats are clearly visible in the foreground, the kids have all completely vanished, and you can spot the cameraman standing on the boats quite clearly.

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Sean Brody: What's after Cable Junction?
Bob: The Atlantic. Then Ireland.

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Trivia: This is the only Jaws movie to be directed by a non-American.

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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.

Any idea if the Teach Me Tonight arrangement from Jaws 2 is commercially available? Great instrumental in the big band style.

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