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Jaws 3-D [1983]

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Director:Joe Alves
Writer:Carl Gottlieb
Richard Matheson
Composer:Alan Parker
Length:99 minutes
(1 hour 39 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Action
IMDB Rating:3.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:12%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Action
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Synopsis: A giant thirty-five-foot shark becomes trapped in a SeaWorld theme park and it's up to the sons of police chief Brody to rescue everyone.


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Joe Alves => Director
Carl Gottlieb => Writer
Richard Matheson => Writer
Alan Parker => Composer
Bess Armstrong => Kathryn Morgan
Dan Blasko => Dan
Daniel Stewart => Ed
Dennis Quaid => Mike Brody
John Putch => Sean Brody
Lea Thompson => Kelly Ann Bukowski
Lisa Maurer => Ethel
Liz Morris => Liz
Louis Gossett Jr. => Calvin Bouchard
P.H. Moriarty => Jack Tate
Simon MacCorkindale => Philip FitzRoyce

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • In one of the re-made shots, when the shark explodes, some of the entrails that fly out of the screen in 3-D are actually a brown leather ET doll.
  • [?] Jennifer Jason Leigh auditioned for the role of Kelly Ann Bukowski.
  • The film made $13,422,500 in its first weekend. It held the record for highest-grossing opening for a 3-D film until Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) made $33,417,739.
  • In a later interview, Dennis Quaid referred to this movie as "I was in Jaws what?"
  • Lea Thompson's feature film debut.
  • The filmmakers initially planned to have very few "pop-out" effects where objects extend beyond the screen in 3-D. Studio executives ultimately pressured them to include more, worried that audiences would leave disappointed and spread bad word-of-mouth if the 3-D were used mainly for depth.
  • Peter Firth and David Warner were offered the role of Philip FitzRoyce.