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Jaws Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1975
Running Time: 2 hrs. 10 min.
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenwriter: Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb
Producers: David Brown
Studio: Universal Pictures

Jaws Synopsis

The original movie that spawned three sequels, this was the won that drove us all out of the water. The brainchild of director Steven Spielberg this movie chronicles the tale of police chief Martin Brody's (Roy Scheider's) fight against a killer white shark that invades the peaceful Amity Island. Together with two very different shark experts Matt Hopper (Richard Dreyfuss) and Quint (Robert Shaw) they set out to sea to find and kill the shark that is terrorizing the town and ruining the Fourth of July weekend.

Jaws Cast

Roy Schieder - Chief Martin Brody
Richard Dreyfuss - Matt Hooper
Robert Shaw - Quint
Lorraine Gray - Ellen Brody
Murray Hamilton - Mayor Larry Vaughn

Jaws Awards and Nominations

1975 Academy Awards® Best Score (Win)
Best Editing (Win)
Best Sound (Win)

Best Picture (Nom)

1975 Golden Globe Awards® Best Score (Win)

Best Director (Nom)

Best Picture - Drama (Nom)

Best Screenplay (Nom)

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Chief Martin Brody ( Roy Scheider ):

"You're gonna need a bigger boat."

In Jaws, what is the name of Quint's boat?