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: During the filming, Roy Scheider didn't get along with director Jeannot Szwarc, and the two clashed frequently on set.

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: When Brody gets fired and is drunkenly exiting the truck, entering his house, notice they have a yellow barrel as a planter at the front door - a nod to Quint's barrels.

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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Question: When the shark has deflated Doug's boat, Andy exclaims, "Hey Bligh, someone popped your balloon?" Why does he call him Bligh?

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