Jaws 2

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.

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

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.

Trivia: At one point, the script had Ellen Brody going out to sea to rescue the kids. When producer Darryl F. Zanuck read the script, he looked at the writer and said "Over my dead body."

Trivia: The Cable Junction was a raft set anchored down offshore where they were filming. One night, the anchor chain broke off and the raft started moving. Director Schwartz was called that night and told that his island was floating towards Cuba.

Trivia: At one point, the camera team filmed a scene where the teenagers were filmed from a distance calling for help. What the crew didn't realise was that the actors were really calling for help - a group of hammerhead sharks had begun circling their raft.

Continuity mistake: When Brody thinks he spots a shark, he rings his bell, then begins to descend the watch tower. In one shot you can see a woman with blonde hair, sitting on a beach-chair, at the bottom of the watch-tower. In the next overhead shot, as Brody runs across the beach, the same woman now suddenly has an orange hat on. (00:44:50)

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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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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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