After the encounter with the shark at Sea World, Sean Brody has returned to Amity. Here he has assumed his father's role, working for the police department, and is engaged to a young woman named Tiffany. His mother, Ellen, still lives in Amity as well. Mike Brody is now married to Carla and is researching conch snails with his partner, Jake, in the Bahamas. One night, while repairing a buoy in Amity harbor from the police boat, Sean is ambushed from below and killed by the Brodys' old enemy - a Great White Shark. After the funeral Ellen wants Mike to stay off the water, but he refuses and takes Ellen back to the Caribbean with him and his wife & daughter, Thea. Ellen starts trying to enjoy life again, meeting charming pilot Hoagie after having been a widow for some time. Mike & Jake encounter the Great White Shark on the water, and tag & track it for research. But the shark soon starts causing havoc, and comes after Thea on a banana boat ride! Now, Ellen, Mike, Jake & Hoagie will face...Written by
Roy Scheider was offered a cameo, but declined, stating "Satan himself could not get me to do Jaws part 4". Reportedly, if Scheider had accepted the bit part, the shark would've killed his character at the start of the movie. The end result has Scheider in the film through archive footage from the original film that is inserted during some scenes in the film. See more »
Two controlling rods visibly extend from the shark as it hauls Jake down into the water; one comes out by Jake's leg, another is on the shark's stomach. See more »
The AMC, BBC, and Theatrical Releases all consist of an ending in which after Ellen rams the Neptune's Folly into the shark. The shark begins to bleed heavily and eventually sinks into the ocean. In the AMC version, this ending is extended with extra footage of Ellen forcing the boat into the shark, which is just reused footage seen earlier in the film. The AMC version also contains over 4 scenes not seen in any other version, including a scene with Michael and Jake singing on a porch, Ellen and Hoagie talking around cruise ships, Hoagie Gambling in the Casino, an Extended Scene of Ellen and her family driving the a taxi. The BBC Version is basically the DVD R1 Version, but the film is unmatted and includes the ending of the shark sinking down after being rammed at the end. The extended shots of the ending seen in the AMC Version are not in this version. The Encore and DVD Versions (Universal and Goodtimes DVDs) consist of an ending where the shark explodes on impact and reuses footage from JAWS 1. Jake is seen living at the end. (Jake did not live in the BBC, AMC, and Theatrical Version) The BBC Airing is most accurate copy to the Theatrical Version. The only difference between the BBC and Theatrical is the BBC is sped up and in the end, results to appear only 1 hour and 22 min. If the BBC was not sped up, it would be exactly the same as the Theatrical Version. See more »
In Jaws 2 a person told sheriff Brody that sharks don't take things personally...in this one they apparently not only do, but they also will hunt you down to the ends of the earth. This focuses on the most mediocre character of the first two Jaws, Ellen Brody. It starts with one of her sons being out on a boat and being killed by a shark. Why he is out on the water is anyone's guess seeing as he was afraid of water in 3, which I do believe this one completely ignores. This attack is probably the only real good scene in the flick cause we are off to the Caribbean where Ellen goes to visit with her other son who just doesn't seem all to upset by his brother's death. What is waiting for her here, but the exact same shark that killed her other son. Michael Caine is in this and this somehow makes me wonder why couldn't they have just forgotten about the Brody's and maybe have it be about Caine in Australia or something as a shark hunter...why do we have to have the same family, you have a better chance of being struck by lightening than you do of being attacked by a shark yet this family is constantly being attacked by sharks. Maybe they all bath in fish blood before swimming? Anyway this film is quite bad and was a pretty bad way to end the franchise.
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