Paramount at the Movies Presents: Jaws [PG]
Movies | 08/17/2019 | 6:00PM
Do you like fish? Well, he likes you too…
Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense, quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss), and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.
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Did you know?
- When composer John Williams originally played the score for director Steven Spielberg, Spielberg laughed and said, “That’s funny, John, really; but what did you really have in mind for the theme of Jaws (1975)?” Spielberg later stated that without Williams’s score, the movie would only have been half as successful and according to Williams, it jumpstarted his career.
- According to writer Carl Gottlieb, the line “You’re gonna need a bigger boat” was not scripted, but was ad-libbed by Roy Scheider.
- Over 67 million people in the U.S. went to see this film when it was initially released in 1975, making it the first summer “blockbuster.”
- Director Steven Spielberg named the shark “Bruce” after his lawyer.