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This third film in the series follows a group of marine biologists attempting to capture a young great white shark that has wandered into Florida's Sea World Park. However, later it is discovered that the shark's 35-foot mother is also a guest at Sea World. What follows is the shark reeking havoc on the visitors in the park.
Reaching new depths of terror.
Also Known As:
Jaws 3 People 0
Title: Jaws 3-D
Release Date: July 22, 1983
Runtime: 99 mins
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 3.3
Brimstone Pit Rating: 4.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With J
MPAA Rating: PG
Dennis Quaid ...Michael 'Mike' Brody
Bess Armstrong ...Kathryn Morgan
Simon MacCorkindale ...Philip FitzRoyce
Louis Gossett Jr. ...Calvin Bouchard
John Putch ...Sean Brody
Lea Thompson ...Kelly Ann Bukowski
P.H. Moriarty ...Jack Tate
Dan Blasko ...Dan
Liz Morris ...Liz
Lisa Maurer ...Ethel
Harry Grant ...Shelby Overman
Andy Hansen ...Silver Bullet
P.T. Horn ...Funnel Guide
John Edson ...Bob Woodbury (as John Edson Jr.)
Kaye Stevens ...Mrs. Kellender
Rich Valliere ...Leonard Glass (as Archie Valliere)
Alonzo Ward ...Fred
Cathy Cervenka ...Sherrie
Jane Horner ...Suzie
Kathy Jenkins ...Sheila
Steve Mellor ...Announcer
Ray Meunnich ...Ray, Paramedic
Les Alford ...Reporter
Gary Anstaett ...Reporter
Scott Christoffel ...Workman
Debbie Connoyer ...Screaming Skier
Mary Davis Duncan ...Reporter at Party
Barbara Eden ...Anxious Tunnel Lady
John Floren ...Workman
John Gaffey ...Rick
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David R. Kappes
More Movie Taglines:
- Reaching new depths of terror.
- The third dimension is terror.
- A deadly new attraction.
- Kathryn Morgan: Overman was killed inside the park. The baby was caught inside the park. It's mother is inside the park.
Mike Brody: I don't believe it. She got him in the water. Kathryn Morgan: Never underestimate the power.
Charlene Tutt: He don't sleep in, he don't live in! You tell Shelby Overman for me he can take a flying leap in a rolling doughnut on a gravel driveway!
Calvin Bouchard: You mean we talkin' about some damn shark's mutha?
Kathryn Morgan: He needs eyes in the back of his head, Calvin.
- David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck, producers of the first two films, originally pitched this as a spoof under the title of "National Lampoon's Jaws 3, People 0". This was based on a suggestion by Matty Simmons and John Hughes and was about a movie studio trying to make a second sequel to Jaws (1975). It opened with author Peter Benchley being eaten in his pool by a shark and included a naked Bo Derek and shark-costumed aliens. Joe Dante was attached as director. The idea was crushed by Steven Spielberg, who threatened to walk from his deal with Universal. As it was, when Zanuck and Brown learned that their comedy was halted, they quit the studio.
Director Joe Alves was suggested to helm the film by veteran editor Verna Fields, who won an Oscar for editing the first film.
This film features the largest of the sharks featured in the "Jaws" movies. It was 35 feet long compared with its predecessors which were about 25 feet.
Dennis Quaid would later refer to this movie in an interview as "I was in Jaws what?"
In later interviews, writer Richard Matheson claimed that the film was bedeviled with script doctors that ruined the central premise of a white shark swimming upstream and becoming trapped in a lake.
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