Jaws 4

Jaws 4 (1987)

29 mistakes

(1 vote)

Add something

Factual error: At the end when the shark is attacking the boat and the electronic device is used you can hear the shark roar. Sharks cannot produce this sound since they have no vocal cords.

Add time

Factual error: Sharks cannot "stand" up on the surface of the water like this one does in the end.

01:11:15

Continuity mistake: Michael Caine is knocked overboard into the water, but manages to climb back into the boat - when he reaches the deck, his clothes are perfectly dry.

Add time

Revealing mistake: Toward the end, when they have killed the shark and are all floating about in the water, you can see that the horizon is a painting. The water is even lapping up against it.

01:20:30

Revealing mistake: As the shark grabs the woman off the banana boat and slams her in to the water, the fake shark's rubber teeth bend.

01:05:20

Mortug Premium member

Continuity mistake: Throughout the entire film, Ellen Brody's hair changes back and forth from blonde to white.

Add time

Visible crew/equipment: When Michael Caine and Lorraine Gary are at the Islands street party together, the boom microphone is seen top left. Mind you, it's the only highlight of a pretty drab film.

Add time

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: I have viewed this several times you have mistaken the boom mic for a large round tree branch.

It looks nothing like branch. This is a real boom mic.

Revealing mistake: When the shark is attacking someone under the water you can see a hole in the shark and divers fins showing that it's a puppet.

Add time

Factual error: The shark follows Brody into the sunken ship (yeah, right) and eventually the chase ends with the shark at the end of a very narrow passageway, with no room for it swim further forward, and no room to turn. Since the rigid nature of a shark's pectoral fins means that they cannot swim backwards this one would be stuck. And since Great White sharks have to constantly swim in order to breathe, the movie really should have ended right there.

Add time

Revealing mistake: When the shark bites off Sean's arm, the outline of his arm hidden under the coat is visible.

00:08:30

Mortug Premium member

Revealing mistake: When Hoagie lands the plane on the water you can see they are near land when they in fact are supposed to by far out on the ocean. The sand bottom is visible. Also a sailboat suddenly appear, it wasn't there earlier.

01:11:55

Mortug Premium member

Revealing mistake: During the sequence when Michael has his underwater motorcraft and the shark attacks him, you can see in certain long shots the machine which works the shark protruding from under its tail.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When Mike sees through the binoculars that his mom is walking with hoagie sandwich, you can see she is wearing white shoes. However, when it cuts to the next shot she is barefoot.

Add time

horrormovieforums.com

Continuity mistake: When Mike, Jake and Hoagie are in the plane searching for Ellen, when looking out the window they are flying over land. When it cuts they are suddenly over the ocean and when it cuts again they're over land.

01:08:50

Mortug Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Hoagie lets Thea steer the plane, Carla is sitting beside Mike in the background. When it cuts Carla suddenly has her arm raised, resting on the seat.

00:17:45

Mortug Premium member

Continuity mistake: In one of the final scenes in which the shark is attacking, the colour of the water is not consistent in the background. In one scene it is light blue, and in the other it is much darker blue.

Add time

Visible crew/equipment: When the shark is underwater with Jake in its mouth a black hose attached to the back part of the shark is visible.

01:17:45

Mortug Premium member

Continuity mistake: The transmitter device that Jake attaches to the shark is missing between shots during the entire movie.

Add time

Mortug Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Michael is standing by the window and Carla is lying in bed, Carla rests her head on her arm. When it cuts Carla is suddenly lying down in bed.

00:35:55

Mortug Premium member

Visible crew/equipment: When the shark is attacking Mike in his sub, as he yells, "Jake," it cuts and we see the shark from the side of the sub. Look through the windows of the sub, under the shark, there is a large black tube attached to the shark's stomach.

00:57:05

Mortug Premium member

Join the mailing list

Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Add something

Most popular pages

Best movie mistakesBest mistake picturesBest comedy movie quotesMovies with the most mistakesNew this monthTitanic mistakesMamma Mia! mistake pictureCharmed mistakesMan on Fire endingFriends questionsSex and the City triviaShrek quotesDante's Peak plotMel Blanc movies & TV showsThe biggest mistakes in the Fast & Furious moviesGladiator mistake video

Quotes

Hoagie Newcombe: I have an irresistible urge to kiss you, Ellen Brody.
Ellen Brody: Why?
Hoagie Newcombe: Because... It would not occur to you why.

More...

Trivia

There are two different endings to this movie. In the first one (released on video and DVD in the US), the shark (inexplicably) explodes after being rammed by the boat and sinks to the bottom in a reuse of footage from "Jaws." When the camera cuts back to the survivors floating in the water, we see that Mario Van Peebles, though badly wounded, is alive after all. In the second ending (which can be seen on American Movie Classics in the US), Mario Van Peebles does not survive his fall off of the boat; when he falls, he lands in the shark's mouth and is killed. Also, when the boat rams into the shark, it does not explode but is more "realistically" impaled, blood pouring from its mouth as it dies. After the survivors are knocked off the boat, there is a shot of ship and shark sinking to the bottom, prow of the ship stuck in the side of the shark.

More...