Jaws is a 1975 American film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name. The prototypical summer blockbuster, its release is regarded as a watershed moment in motion picture history. In the story, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional New England summer resort town, prompting the local police chief to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter. The film stars Roy Scheider as police chief Martin Brody, Richard Dreyfuss as oceanographer Matt Hooper, Robert Shaw as shark hunter Quint, Murray Hamilton as Larry Vaughn, the mayor of Amity Island, and Lorraine Gary as Brody's wife, Ellen. The screenplay is credited to both Benchley, who wrote the first drafts, and actor-writer Carl Gottlieb, who rewrote the script during principal photography. Wikipedia
Jaws is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, Films based on novels, United States National Film Registry films, Universal Pictures films, Monster movies, Films set in Massachusetts, Films whose editor won the Best Film Editing Academy Award, Films based on thriller novels and Seafaring films.
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Hooper: I'm not going to waste my time arguing with a man who's lining up to be a hot lunch.