Jaws 2

Jaws 2 (1978)

101 mistakes

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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.

Revealing mistake: In the overhead shot, when the shark is going under the "Tina's Joy" boat, you can see the shark is being driven by a propeller as the water behind it foams. (01:11:20)


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)


Revealing mistake: When Chief Brody sees the driftwood in the water, he sits down and takes his shoes off to wade in. As he sits down, his butt is already wet, even though he sits in dry sand.

Factual error: Brody would have also received a shock inside his raft due to proximity and water continuity.

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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Revealing mistake: When the shark attacks the catamaran remains which only Jackie and Sean are on, as the shark hits, one of it's front top teeth is clearly bent in half. It remains back to intact in all other following shots. (01:44:30)

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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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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: It was so cold throughout the filming that the actors' breath was visible in some scenes. In order to avoid this, the actors had to suck ice cubes before filming.

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Question: Is the shark in this one at all related to "Bruce" (the shark from the original film). The woman's line "Sharks don't take things personally Mr Brody" made me suspicious.

Connor Noiles

Answer: For what it's worth, in the novelization the shark is a female and pregnant with the offspring of the first movie's shark, but that's not brought up in the film at all.

Chosen answer: That is highly unlikely. The woman is only pointing out to Brody that he is making it a personal issue when what he is dealing with is an animal that lacks emotion, intelligence, or self-awareness and is only acting on its primal instinct.

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