Date: 1975
Director: Steven Spielberg
Production Company: Zanuck/Brown, Universal

Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Murray Hamilton, Lorraine Gary
Location(s): Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA.



Great white shark terrorises holiday resort. And made a real splash at the box office.

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A bit of a fraternal collaboration. I sit at home doing the grabs while brother Robin (RJ) enjoys himself on location. SJ


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Susan Blacklinie gets into trouble for nude swimming: is the buoy still there? The scene was filmed at South Beach State Park.

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Scheider and Gary at the Brody residence, East Chop Drive, just east of Namas Avenue, Oak Bluffs.

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A better view as Scheider backs out.

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And another.

A lighthouse and out of shot to the left the prop "Amity" Island billboard.

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Gay Head Lighthouse. Aquinnah Circle right at the southwest tip of Martha's Vineyard. RJ

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Scheider off to find the remains of Blacklinie.

Scheider leaves the police station.

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Different fence and with extension added. Davis Street, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard. RJ

And this is round the corner panning right.

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Same fire hydrant, corner of Davis Street and South Water Street. RJ

Scheider IS Chief Brody.

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South Water Street. RJ

Passing the local newspaper's office.

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Good match. RJ

Being attacked by man with a wheel.

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The white picket fence has gone. RJ

Making his escape.

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Main Street and South Water Street intersection. RJ

Buying equipment to erect closed beach signs.

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Shutters open on the then and closed on the now. Otherwise a perfect match. RJ

Hamilton spots Scheider and as mayor wants the beaches kept open.

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Looking down Main Street. RJ

And tackles him.

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Looking up North Water Street from Main Street. RJ

Scheider on the ferry.

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Dock Street and Dagget Street, Edgartown. RJ

The view from the ferry.

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About right. RJ

On the ferry.

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Chappaquiddick Island Ferry, Dagget Street. RJ

"Keep the beaches open, I said," say Hamilton, backed up by cronies. See the structure on the far right?

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Nice close-up of the tower/summer house seen in the screen grab. RJ

The other side.

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View from Chappaquiddick Island. RJ

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Scheider looks from his house to his sons on the jetty, East Chop Drive.

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A couple of the locals try a spot of shark-fishing. North of Edgartown and just south of Oak Bluffs on Beach Road on private property.

Popeye makes a guest appearance.

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Check out the building left of the stars and stripes. Extension added. This lies behind the harbour master's hut which has now gone: see jaws024 right at the far right. RJ

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Locals off to hunt sharks and Scheider tries to stop them.

Dreyfuss has no better luck.

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Spot on. These last three are all at Edgartown Marina just east of the Chappaquiddick ferry. RJ

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Dreyfuss, Hamilton and Scheider argue over the evidence.

Nice less blurred shot of Gay Head Lighthouse seen in jaws005

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Telegraph pole nicely aligned but vegetation is taking over, Aquinnah Circle. RJ

Scheider tells his son to go boating on the pond away from the sea as it'll be safer there.

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The American Legion Bridge. RJ

Oops, onlooker spots a fin heading for the pond.

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Beach undeveloped for once. This inlet is on Beach Road looking towards Joseph Sylvia State Beach to the north of Edgartown. RJ

Fin heading for the dinghy.

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Bridge from inlet side but bro RJ tiring now and not able to walk further for that correct angle over Sengekontacket Pond.

Scheider and the rest of Amity head for the pond.

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Supports of the bridge have been rebuilt. RJ

On the bridge.

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Now. RJ

Outside Shaw's lodge, built specifically for the film then removed.

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Match with building behind the yacht. Menemsha Harbour at westernmost end of North Road. RJ

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Reverse pov.

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Gary bids farewell to Dreyfuss, Shaw and Scheider on board the Orca.

The Orca departs.

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Wrong angle (looking at line of shacks from left rather than right. Looks like that left one has rotated 90 degrees). RJ

A repeat capture to support a new "now". (RL)

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A shot from Rod Dunn at the right angle taken "last year"...I think that that now means 2016! (RL)

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The end titles about to roll.