Jaws 3-D

After the captive great white shark dies, and a Sea World employee is found killed by a shark, Mike comes to a disturbing realization: the captive great white was a baby, and its monstrous 35-foot mother is somewhere in the park! Panic ensues, and the newest Bruce incarnation strikes again, nearly killing several people. Mike's dolphin-trainer girlfriend fears for the lives of her two young dolphins, Sandy and Cindy. Meanwhile, in the Undersea Kingdom, an enormous maze of underwater plexiglass tunnels, an announcement is made to get back above the surface immediately; the monstrous mom could be anywhere in the park. Initially confused, the people in the Undersea Kingdom calmly follow their guide to the exit, until they catch a glimpse of the enormous great white shark! All heck breaks loose, as all in the glass tunnel struggle to escape; the only thing standing between them and the enormous shark is a thin layer of plexiglass, but the shark is the least of their worries because if the glass is broken, water will leak into the tunnel and drown all those who aren't devoured by the beast. The shark smashes into the glass, and makes a large crack. Water spurts through the leak and begins to fill the tunnel. The terrified tourists find refuge in a water-tight room, but before it closes, they are alreadly up to their waists in deadly-cold water. If they don't get out soon, they'll die in this watery tomb. A rescue mission begins, involving many close encounters with the shark. A diver finds himself struggling for his life inside the shark's massive jaws. Despite his efforts, he is killed. Thanks to the heroism of Sandy and Cindy the dolphins, the trapped tourists are saved, but the shark survives, and attacks Mike, his girlfried, Calvin, and another man in the control room, smashing through the glass. Water fills the room. The third man is devoured while Calvin escapes. Only Mike and his girlfriend remain. The shark attacks the woman, and inside its mouth, Mike sees his last hope: A grenade with the pin still inside. Mike grabs a long pole, and after three tries, he pulls the pin from the grenade. Mike and his girlfriend swim for cover, seconds before the grenade explodes, blasting apart the beast and leaving nothing but blood and teeth behind. The two survivors swim to the surface and are happy to find that Sandy and Cindy survived.

Continuity mistake: When Dan walks down to a podium and looks over to see the dolphin knocking at the gate, the tee-shirt he is wearing changes from being plain white with a tag badge on his left, to a white shirt with a large blue stripe across it, with a tag badge being on the right. (00:08:20)

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Kathryn Morgan: Overman was killed inside the park. The baby was caught inside the park. Its mother is inside the park.

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Trivia: At some of the theaters showing this film, when the shark explodes, the "guts" are actually E.T. dolls that were being sold.

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Question: I know that this was the only movie directed by Joe Alves. Did Alves decide to never direct any movie again due to Jaws 3's failure?

Answer: You are correct that he never directed another movie because Jaws 3-D underperformed financially and was a critical failure. Alves' directing style was particularly panned. As a further humiliation, Alves was nominated as 'worst director' for the 1983 Golden Raspberry Awards.

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Answer: Jaws 3-D is the only theatrical movie he has ever directed but has gone on to be art director for TV movies.

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