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Jaws: The Revenge (1987)



Critic Consensus: Illogical, tension-free, and filled with cut-rate special effects, Jaws: The Revenge is a sorry chapter in a once-proud franchise.

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Lorraine Gary stars as Ellen Brody, the widow of the police chief played by Roy Scheider in the first two films. She is now convinced that the shark has targeted her family for death.

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Lorraine Gary
as Ellen Brody
Michael Caine
as Hoagie Newcombe
Lance Guest
as Michael Brody
Karen Young
as Carla Brody
Judith Barsi
as Thea Brody
Jay Mello
as Young Sean
Cedric Scott
as Clarence
Melvin Van Peebles
as Mr. Witherspoon
Mary Smith
as Tiffany
Lee Fierro
as Mrs. Kinter
John Griffin
as Man in Boat
Diane Hetfield
as Mrs. Ferguson
David Willson
as Tarkanian
Anthony Delaney
as Charles Townsend
Levant Carey
as Houseman
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Critic Reviews for Jaws: The Revenge

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (15)

'Jaws: The Revenge' bears the marks of its rushed production, from the seemingly first-draft screenplay to its sloppy execution to the slender running time (under 90 minutes without credits) to the generally cheap look and feel.

August 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Jaws is looking a bit long in the tooth these days.

April 30, 2014 | Rating: 1/4

Dumb beyond belief, hollow, bloody and nonsensical, it's Universal Studios' vanity movie, a way of providing employment yet again for its Great White icon.

April 30, 2014 | Full Review…

Everything in Jaws the Revenge is utterly expectable, which isn't a bright idea for a film relying on suspense and tension.

April 30, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Let`s put it this way: When you see and hear the nasal Lorraine Gary on screen you want the shark to eat her.

April 30, 2014 | Full Review…

A lot of the time, the people in this picture just stand around looking very sad, as if remembering happier days. Watching this sorry film, you know how they must feel.

April 30, 2014

Audience Reviews for Jaws: The Revenge

This abomination can only be described with a few words: Boring characters, dialogue that makes you cringe, stupid plot and A SHARK THAT STANDS ON WATER AND ROARS LIKE A LION.

Tyler Robertson
Tyler Robertson

Super Reviewer

What were they thinking! What was Michael Caine thinking! Another pointless repetition and a meaningless side story about a pilot who likes a woman. Dont go into the cinema.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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Wow. First of all this movie completely ignores all that happens in the third movie as if it didn't happen. And what does the shark (with his super powered ability to know where this family is at all times) have to get revenge for? Because it's shark friends were killed by them? The kill count in this movie is a pitiful '2'. Yes, 2 people get eaten. A third gets eaten at the end of the movie, is visibly chomped up, swallowed, stays in the sharks stomach for like 10 minutes underwater and in stomach acid, is rammed by a boat spear inside the shark, and gets electricuted and blown up by a huge bomb within the shark, and then is seen moments later conscious and alive talking in the water with some blood on him. Some studio big wig wanted a happy ending there. Plus they crash their plane in the water for no reason and their boat is instantly floating rubble the second they crash into the shark. Not to mention the shark is magnificent at getting people while they are still safely in the middle of their boat the movie (i'm still scratching my head as to how the son at the begining gets killed). Pretty pathetic, and would be a laughable comedy had someone been here to enjoy it with me. My biggest question is how the hell did they get Michael Caine to do this piece of crap. The best part of it is that Lance Guest from the Last Starfighter was in it, and gave a good creepy stare like old times.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

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