Jaws 4

Jaws 4 (1987)

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Corrected entry: Hoagie, Michael and Jake are aware that the shark is present. Yet Hoagie lands the plane in the sea and Michael and Jake get out and swim to the boat.


Correction: You've never landed a plane next to a boat in the sea, which they actually did a sea landing and the pilot did a good job to, doing that next to the boat was to dangerous and you would need an exceptionally good pilot. Hoagie also says that the plane would attract the shark giving them plenty of time to make the short swim. Everything in that scene story wise was a huge gamble.

Correction: There was another way to save Ellen. They could have landed closer to the boat. Then they could climb on the plane, walk on its wing and jump onto the boat. Swimming to the boat was way too risky.

Correction: How else were they going to save Ellen?

Corrected entry: When Ellen and Thea are building a sand castle, Ellen is standing looking out at the ocean. Then it shows a close-up of Thea asking her what's wrong and there is a can of soda front of them. When it cuts to Ellen coming back to Thea the can is gone.


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Correction: The can of soda is not gone. I watched that part 2 times just to be sure.

Corrected entry: 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.

Correction: Sharks do not in fact need to swim to breathe, this was discredited years ago-it was proven that the current of the water itself is generally enough to pass water through the gills.

Corrected entry: During the scene on the banana boat, the woman who is attacked by the shark quite deliberately shoves her leg into the fake shark's mouth as it missed her when it came up out of the water.

Correction: She doesn't put her foot in its mouth. She instinctively tries to kick it or she's just unlucky with where she moves her foot.

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She put her leg in the shark's mouth. It's too obvious even without slow motion.

Corrected entry: Right at the end of the movie when the shark has been killed, Ellen Brodie screams 'Michael', meaning her son, to which Michael Caine replies 'I'm over here'.

Correction: He actually says "Come over here", referring to some debris he's clinging to.


Corrected entry: Why does the shark EXPLODE when it gets stabbed by the boat in the end?

Correction: The shark exploded when the boat hits the bomb that they rammed into its throat earlier.

Corrected entry: Ellen Brody had flashbacks from scenes in the original Jaws movie where she wasn't present. Also she has a clear memory of the attack on Sean in the beginning of Jaws 4, even though she wasn't present there as well.

Correction: What we see is how Ellen pictures how things went, they are not meant as flashbacks of things she has seen. Plus right after Brody and his son Sean are done mimicking each other, the camera cuts to Ellen standing there with a cup of coffee in her right hand watching the whole thing right before the doorbell rings and Matt Hooper arrives.

Corrected entry: When the shark comes near Michael's scientist friend under water, it doesn't attack him. A few shots later, the shark is biting the wood. It shows blood in the water. Where did the blood come from? No one got killed.

Correction: The blood comes from the shark. I can't see a shark chewing and breaking wood and not getting cuts and huge splinters, etc.

There is no evidence that shark's mouth was injured when it was biting the wood. Its mouth has no wounds in later scenes.

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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.



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.