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.
Factual error: Sharks cannot "stand" up on the surface of the water like this one does in the end. (01:11:15)
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.
Trivia: The woman who greets Thea and makes her food when Michael and his family arrive in Amity is Mrs. Kitner, mother to the second victim in the original "Jaws".
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.
Question: How is the shark exactly killed?
Question: Did this movie have any negative impact on director Joseph Sargent's life or career?
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