Jaws 4

Jaws 4 (1987)

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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)

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Continuity mistake: When Ellen is on the boat, and sees the shark coming towards her, the distance between her and the shark does not look very far. When it cuts to Mike, Jake and Hogie in the plane, from their view the distance between the boat and shark looks much greater, about 60-70 metres. Also, only about five seconds later, the shark jumps out of the water and strikes the boat, the shark could not have swam that distance in such a short time.

mightymick

Revealing mistake: When Jake falls into the water by accident and lands in the sharks mouth, you can see a pole attached to the side of the shark used to turn the shark and the body side to side.

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Suggested correction: No, it's the pole Jake attached the electro magnetic device to.

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No, it's not. This pole looks different than one Jake attached the electromagnetic device to.

Plot hole: Why does the shark EXPLODE when it gets stabbed by the boat in the end? It had a transmitter of electromagnetic energy designed to shock it rammed down its throat, nothing that would explode like that.

Continuity mistake: When Mike goes down to the ocean to hug his mother, she turns with the ocean at her left hand. When it cuts to them hugging the ocean is at her right hand. (00:11:50)

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Character mistake: When Polly answers the phone and is told of the log drifting in the channel, she immediately yells to Sean and tells him this. However, she does not leave enough time for the caller to be able to tell her all this, she leaves 1-2 seconds before passing it on to Sean.

mightymick

Audio problem: When the band is playing, the drums are not in sync with what the drum players are playing. (00:05:55)

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where the shark has Michael cornered in the old, rusted boat; as he's about to use his oxygen tank to rocket up to the surface, the shark breaks through the wall and when it does, a large number of thick tubes can be seen running into the shark to make it work.

Clerk13

Revealing mistake: When the shark is rammed by the boat at the end, right before it explodes it is too obvious that the shark is a model. Some signs are: the oversized dorsal fins, its mouth is bent at an unrealistic angle, and it doesn't have eyes.

Factual error: The shark that attacks the Brodys in the Bahamas is presumably the same one that kills poor Sean Brody on Amity Island (that poor kid can't catch a break). Ellen departs for the Bahamas after Sean's funeral and the shark follows shortly thereafter. So, the shark swims from Amity, an island off the North Atlantic Coast, down to the Bahamas in order to stalk Ellen, Mike, etc. in a matter of days. Hmmm. As Matt Hooper said in the first film, "fast fish".

Continuity mistake: Towards the end while Michael and the others are chasing the shark, the water goes from light blue then dark then light back again.

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Revealing mistake: As the boat sinks you can see the rope attached to slow the boat sinking and control how it goes down. (00:10:45)

Revealing mistake: When the shark explodes, in the last shot (from behind the boat) which shows him exploding it is painfully obvious that the boat is only a model and not the real boat from previous shots.

Michael Brody: I've always wanted to make love to an angry welder. I've dreamed of nothing else since I was a small boy.

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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.

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Question: How does Jake survive despite being seen eaten by the shark?

Answer: We never see Jake "eaten", he is merely shown being dragged underwater by the shark. Off screen, the shark simply let go of Jake and didn't kill him. In a movie full of factual errors and plot holes, this bit is actually somewhat realistic. Sharks typically do not eat humans, but will maul people on occasion and let go, presumably because they don't like the taste. How Jake survives underwater for minutes on end is not addressed. Originally, Jake was meant to be killed by the shark but for whatever reason, it was decided that Jake should survive and make a surprise appearance after the shark has been killed.

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