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Despite being a less well-regarded virtual remake of the original film, Jaws 2 earned a tidy sum at the box office by combining its predecessor's winning formula with the popular teen horror craze, helping to spawn the era of blockbuster sequels. Roy Scheider returns as Sheriff Martin Brody, whose small resort town of Amity is poised to bounce back from the economic hardship it encountered after becoming widely known as the site of vicious shark attacks. But at the same time that Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) is welcoming a real estate developer to Amity, two divers disappear and a party of waterskiers is consumed by a shark. The incidents are explained away as accidents, but Brody knows better, tipping his bullets with cyanide and forbidding his sons Mike (Mark Gruner) and Sean (Marc Gilpin) to participate in a teen sailing regatta. Everyone foolishly chalks up Brody's fears to trauma-induced paranoia, and the regatta goes forward, with a hungry great white trailing the youthful contestants and hungrily picking them off one by one. Director Jeannot Szwarc would later helm another sequel, Supergirl (1984). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast

Roy Scheider
as Martin Brody
Lorraine Gary
as Ellen Brody
Murray Hamilton
as Mayor Larry Vaughan
Joe Mascolo
as Peterson
Jeffrey Kramer
as Hendricks
Anne Dusenberry
as Tina
Mark Gruner
as Mike
Barry Coe
as Andrews
Susan French
as Old Lady
Gary Springer
as Andy
Donna Wilkes
as Jackie
Marc Gilpin
as Sean
Gary Dubin
as Ed
Gigi Vorgan
as Brooke
Herb Muller
as Phil Fogarty
Chad Dowdell
as Child at Beach (uncredited)
David James Elliott
as Larry
Keith Gordon
as Doug
Ben Marley
as Patrick
Billy Van Zandt
as Bob

Crew

Jeannot Szwarc
Director
David Brown
Producer
Richard D. Zanuck
Producer
Carl Gottlieb
Screenwriter
Dorothy Tristan
Screenwriter
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Neil Travis
Editor
Arthur Schmidt
Editor
Joe Alves
Production Designer
Bill Jobe
Costume Designer
Scott Maitland
First Assistant Director
Don Zepfel
First Assistant Director
Ted Grossman
Stunts
Tom Joyner
Production Manager
Joe Alves
Second Unit Director
Ted Grossman
Stunts Coordinator
Robert Jiras
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