Jaws 2

Jaws 2 (1978)

11 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: When the kid is pumping up his boat and the shark rams it, he falls into the water head first. But when he gets on board the other boat, he still has his cap on. Highly unlikely.

Correction: But not a movie mistake, the cap could have stayed on.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: A shark's brain is roughly the size of a walnut. In general they aren't hugely intelligent creatures. There is no way the shark would have the intelligence to bring down the helicopter the way it did: the orange floating part was still, not shiny, with no contrasting colours, so a shark would have gone for the boat, which had black/white colours and was bobbing up and down, from the teens jumping.

Correction: Earlier in the film, a shark expert says that sharks are attracted to sounds, too. There is a shot of the helicopter from under the water, and it makes the kind of sound that would attract them. Any shark expert would tell you that sharks are attracted to bright, reflective objects as opposed to dull, dark ones.

Corrected entry: The shark grazes the blonde girl swimming from the wreck to Cable Junction, but the blood from this should have made it crazy with hunger, instead it just turns away and swims off to circle the two left on the boat.

Correction: Jaws was not a normal shark and shouldn't be expected to act like one.

Corrected entry: When the shark drags the helicopter under the water the rotor blades, logically enough, hit the same patch of water that it (the shark) was occupying. Shouldn't it have been diced?

Correction: The shark was directly beneath the chopper. As the blades broke when hitting the water they didn't reach the shark.

Corrected entry: The shark on the DVD cover has nostrils. Sharks don't have nostrils.

Correction: Actually sharks do have nostrils. They don't BREATHE through them, their nostrils are purely sensory organs. For white sharks (like the one in JAWS) see http://www.amonline.net.au/fishes/fishfacts/fish/ccarchar.htm.

Carl Fink

Corrected entry: In the scene where Dr. Lureen Elkins is measuring the size of the Orca and its bites she does so in centimeters. The tape measure, however, reveals that she was actually using the inches side.

Correction: Having lived in Australia for half my life and London for the other, I can convert inches, feet and yards into millimeters, centimeters and meters in my head instantly. So can she.

Correction: Since the movie depicts a New England summer place, the unit of measure should have been inches and feet which are the only units used in the US.

The scientific community worldwide uses the metric system.

Corrected entry: When Michael and Sean are watching Chief Brody climbing down the ladder of the lookout tower, to Michael's left, the camera is reflected on the door of the beach house which Michael is painting. (00:44:45)


Correction: If you look closely, what looks like the camera's reflection is really red paint.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the shark attacks the boat, Tina's Joy, the boy falls over the side and the boat is pushed several yards. The sail falls off on the boat. We then see the boy in the water, then when the scene cuts back to the girl in the boat, the sail is back up again. (01:10:20)

Correction: The sail doesn't fall off. What we see is just the outer edge of the sail touching the water.


Corrected entry: When Eddie is killed by the shark, he pulls down a piece of wood from the boat. When Brody finds Tina in the boat, it's completely intact again.

Correction: In some shots it's hard to see, but the boat is intact. Watch as Brody climbs into the boat, and you should be able to see it's still broken.


Corrected entry: When Larry is doing a handstand on his boat at the beginning of the film, a girl throws a light blue water balloon at him. Yet when Larry's friend in the boat picks it up to throw it back, it is now an orange balloon.

Correction: The balloon Marge throws at Larry and his friend rips and sprays water all over them. They pick up a different balloon and throw it back.

Corrected entry: Brody wears his badge on the right of his right chest, whereas all New York and Massachusetts law enforcement officers wear their badges over the left.

Correction: Amity Island is a fictional location, assumed to be in New York or Massachussetts. Regardless, individual police departments (municipalities) set their own regulations for uniform codes.

BocaDavie Premium member

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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Martin Brody: You don't have to worry about being sued or being ruined if this turns out to be what I think it is, because there won't be anybody here!

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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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