Jaws

Corrected entry: In the scene where Brody is stabbing the shark with the harpoon, he is stabbing the shark's head. But when the shark goes underwater, it shows the harpoon being stuck in his mouth. (01:59:38)

Correction: The shark bites the harpoon and snatches it from Brody's hands.

Corrected entry: If you look in the sky when Brody goes for his gun when Jaws first attacks you can see a digitally edited in shooting star and after when they show the boat a few seconds later you can see another digitally edited in shooting star go by.

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Correction: The shooting star was not digitally placed into the scene where they show a medium shot of the boat on the water. Jaws contains no digitally altered scenes. THe shooting star is, in fact, genuine. It has been mentioned before and was just a stroke of luck that happened during filming.

Corrected entry: When Hooper first appears, he arrives on a small boat, but when he and Brody go out to sea to look for the shark, we find out that Hooper also has a larger boat with sophisticated equipment. How did he travel with two different boats? (00:27:00)

Correction: He probably takes the smaller boat out to Amity to see if there really is a problem. When he knows that there is, he goes back to get his better boat. He could also have towed his smaller boat.

Corrected entry: When the Chief is typing the cause of death for the blonde chick in the beginning, if you look, he typed in "Corners" office instead of the "Coroners" office.

Correction: On old typewriters, if you made a spelling error it needed to be whited out and retyped. If Chief Brody decided to just simply leave the spelling error, it is quite a realistic reaction, to just leave it alone. Plus, he may not have even noticed the spelling error as he typed, since he was pre-occupied with the cause of Chrissie's death.

Corrected entry: Chief Brody is at the wheel of the boat and Hooper and Quint are trying to fix the engine. Brody can only turn the wheel (in his words) about 3 inches. Just then some of the yellow barrels surface and they stop what they're doing to start the boat to chase the shark. The boat steers fine.

Correction: Right after Brody says he can turn the wheel only about three inches, Quint gets a wrench, does some more work, and says to try it again, which means he thought he fixed it, so it is possible the boat now steers fine.

Corrected entry: On the boat, "Orca", there is a giant fishing chair, fastened to the deck of the boat which Captain Quint uses during his first attempt to catch the shark. Shortly after those scenes, the giant chair mysteriously disappears and is never seen again.

Correction: It actually unbolts from the floor, for the rest of the film, as the boat tips and sinks or slants, you can see the hole it left.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Hooper and Brody discover Ben Gardner's boat, Hooper explains to Brody that he owns the boat they're using. If he had access to this high-tech boat with sonar, fish finders, etc, why would they hunt the shark using only that piece of crap Orca?

Correction: They need Quint's expertise. Do you think ornery old Quint would get in the college boy's boat?

Revealing mistake: When the shark bursts through the window of the cabin, in each of the shots facing Brody, including when he shoves the air tank into the shark's mouth, the glistening water is visible in the window's reflection behind Brody. The shark's reflection is never seen behind Brody, despite the shark's massive size in the small cabin. Bruce must have had the day off during Roy Scheider's takes. (01:58:00)

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Trivia: The reporter on the beach is Peter Benchley, who wrote the novel "Jaws," and also co-wrote the film's screenplay.

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