Jaws 2

Jaws 2 (1978)

11 corrected entries

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.

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mightymick

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

mightymick

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

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

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.

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.

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

Mortug

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: 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.

Mortug

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: 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: 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: 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.

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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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