Jaws 2

Jaws 2 (1978)

101 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: When Andy and Mike are standing on the boat, adjusting the green sail, between shots the boats on the water behind them completely change. (01:00:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Tina and Eddie stumble upon the huge dead whale on the beach, they are standing upon a large sand dune to the whale's left. However in the next scene where everyone is gathered around and Dr. Elkins measures the bites in the whale, the sand dune has mysteriously vanished. (00:27:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Hendricks pulls the thick power line out of the water, the position of the seaweed and plant life hanging from the line changes and decreases depending on the shot. Also, the way in which the white claws are inserted into the power line change too. (00:24:45)

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Continuity mistake: When a group of teenagers are aboard a boat, hauling the boy back and forth on the bungee swing, between shots a bunch of boats and catamarans which are drifting on the water behind them, suddenly vanish. (00:16:35)

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Continuity mistake: When a group of teenagers are aboard a boat, hauling the boy back and forth on the bungee swing, between shots the positions/locations of the teenagers changes. (00:16:00)

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Revealing mistake: When the shark attacks the sailboats with only Jackie and Sean aboard at the end, you can see that it is a totally different mechanical shark right down to the bad paint job.

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Continuity mistake: When Brody is out looking for the teenagers on the police boat, he is shown approaching the lighthouse while passing a buoy on the left of screen. When we see Brody and the police boat from behind the top of the lighthouse, there is no buoy anywhere. (01:23:55)

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Visible crew/equipment: On the morning after Brody is fired, when his wife gets up from the kitchen table and talks to their house keeper, the shadow of a crew member holding a boom mic can be seen on the wall on the right side of screen, while the shadow of the boom mic is visible above the doorway. (01:08:20)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Brody is at the film developer's darkroom, the developer pulls a covering over what is supposed to be a skylight. Right before the covering is fully pulled over, the "skylight" starts to dim as if it was really a stagelight. (00:50:50)

Continuity mistake: When Brody walks out of the bathroom with a towel hanging over his left shoulder, he opens Mike's bedroom door. Between shots the position of the towel over Brody's shoulder changes, as you can tell by the designs on it. (01:06:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Mike and all of his friends are at the bar, Mike has a glass of coke on top of a napkin, sitting in front of him. However in one shot of Mike saying “yeah, sure,” the coke has vanished. Through the same bar scene items on the bar change their positions, move around, appear, etc,. (00:53:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Brody is in his office, he pours a coffee. Then in one shot you can see the mug on top of the filing cabinet, and the phone rings and Brody walks over and answers it - both hands empty. Yet when he puts the phone down, he picks up the coffee mug from off of the desk, next to the telephoneÂ… (00:36:45)

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Continuity mistake: When the two guys are trying to pull Mike back onto their boat, in the first shot they are pulling the front of his jacket. Then when the shot changes, they are pulling him up by the back of his jacket.

Visible crew/equipment: When Larry, Ellen Brody, and a group of others are touring some people around the beach, showing them around, they look up to see Chief Brody in the watch tower, looking out for sharks. In the close-up of Ellen looking up at him, the boom mike bobbing around, is clearly reflected in her sunglasses. (00:41:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Chief Brody is going into the water to get the large block of wood out, he leaves his shoes on the beach. But in the next shot when you see him about waist deep in water, his shoes are no-where to be seen on the shoreline where he left them.

Visible crew/equipment: After Chief Brody rams the police boat into Cable Junction, in the behind shot, shadows of the camera and crew members are reflected on the stern of the boat below the word police. (01:40:40)

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Continuity mistake: After Tina and Eddie have discovered the dead whale on the beach, it fades to an overhead shot of the beach. On the shore there are three sailing boats, one with a white sail, one with a light blue sail, and the other with a dark green sail. Nothing else. Yet in the next close-up of Chief Brody and Dr. Lureen Elkins walking along the beach, an inflatable raft has now appeared on the beach, next to the boat with the dark green sail. (00:27:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Brody arrives at the Grand Opening Ball he start fixing his tie and his upper shirt button goes up. When it cuts it's buttoned. (00:05:35)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film when Brody parks his van, the position of the parked van changes. In the first shot his front door is parallel with the front door of the van's next to his. In the next shot, Brody's van is now parked much further back. (00:04:50)

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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: 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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