Jaws 2

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Jaws 2 is a 1978 horror-thriller film in which Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters. It is the second film in the Jaws movie franchise, continuing the story of the 1975 film.

Directed by Jeannot Szwarc. Written by Carl Gottlieb and Howard Sackler, based on characters created by Peter Benchley.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... (taglines)

Chief Martin Brody[edit]

  • [luring the shark towards a power cable] All right, you big bastard! Come on! I've got something for ya now! That's it! Attaboy, come on! Right over here! Open wide! OPEN WIDE! SAY AAH!


Ellen: [at a fundraiser benefit] Where the hell have you been?
Brody: Late.
Ellen: That I figured. Honey, this is a big deal for me
Brody: Well, Hendricks had the keys to the jeep, and I couldn't find the spares.
Ellen: Terrific. Listen, do me a favor and act as if you've been here the whole time.
Brody: How do I do that?
Ellen: Just look bored.

Brody: Hendricks. I want to go over your reports and your Form 908.
Hendricks: [after they go into Brody's office] What the hell's a 908?
Brody: It means, "Get me out of there."

Ellen: Why don't you take a half day and clean this junk up?
Brody: Because, I'm in the middle of a boating accident, I got only four regular cops and one secretary, and a Chief Deputy who is constantly fiddling with the police boat. He's another one.
Ellen: One what?
Brody: What is it about this place? Everybody's a boat freak.
Ellen: It's an island.

Brody: You better check the bite radius.
Dr. Elkins: The what?
Brody: The shape of the mouth?
Dr. Elkins: Whale's mouth?
Brody: Shark's mouth.
Dr. Elkins: What shark?
Brody: The shark that did this.
Dr. Elkins: We don't know that, do we?
Brody: That's what we're here to find out.
Dr. Elkins: And we will.

Brody: I have had some experience with sharks.
Dr. Elkins: Oh, have you?
Brody: Yeah. And I think a-- I think a Great white might've done this.
Dr. Elkins: Carcharodon carcharias?
Brody: Right.
Dr. Elkins: What makes you think there might be one in these waters?
Brody: Well, it's obvious that, uh-- That a big fish took a bite out of this big fish.
Dr. Elkins: This is a mammal, not a fish.
Brody: Don't quibble with me. Is it a shark bite or isn't it?
Dr. Elkins: Possibly. Then again, this is a killer whale. It would have to be a shark of considerable size.

Brody: I know that dolphins communicate. I mean, they send signals. You don't think that if a shark was destroyed, that another shark could, could come and--
Dr. Elkins: Sharks don't take things personally, Mr. Brody.

Brody: [meeting up with Mayor Vaughn at the town hall] Larry. Larry, wait a minute.
Mayor Vaughn: [entering the town hall accompanied by Brody] I'm showing summer rentals. I think we have a hell of a good season going for us.
Brody: That's swell, Larry, but I have to talk to you alone.
Mayor Vaughn: We're alone.
Brody: [turns around to face Mayor Vaughn] I think we may have another shark problem.
Mayor Vaughn: [slightly alarmed] Are you serious?
Brody: You bet I'm serious. I've got a half-eaten whale on the beach. I've got two persons missing. This whale has got a bite out of it about this big.
Mayor Vaughn: Martin, no one has seen a shark. Be realistic.
Brody: I think the selectmen should know about it. I know it's just a feeling, but you've got to understand. [they enter the office] Larry, for Christ sakes, I not only have this attack, but I've got, I've got two water-skiers--
Mayor Vaughn: A tragedy, but a boating accident. No fin, no shark. Nothing but a boating accident.
Brody: But they're both still missing.
Mayor Vaughn: We have a lot of deaths in these waters that never turn up. Are they all shark victims?
Brody: Maybe they are.
Mayor Vaughn: Oh, bullshit.
Brody: Bullshit? Is it bullshit, I got a whale on the beach with a bite in it this big?
Mayor Vaughn: What am I, an ass? When you called me, I called Elkins and her bosses. Nothing she saw is proof of anything.
Brody: So that means we're not gonna do anything, huh?
Mayor Vaughn: Martin, don't press it this time. Well, I've... got to get back to work.
Brody: Okay. Okay, Larry, but you just remember this conversation. You just remember it! [leaves the office]

Mrs. Taft: Good morning. Selling some more of the good life?
Ellen: Oh, yeah... Piece of this, piece of that - it all adds up.
Mrs. Taft: [about Chief Brody in the watchtower] Your husband's been here all morning. What's he doing?
Ellen: His job.

Mayor Vaughn: Brody is riding his tower.
Len Peterson: Oh, shit!

Brody: [showing an underwater photo] What are you talking about? Look at this. That's a shark. Look at the outline. Look at the mouth, the eyes.
Len Peterson: Is that what it is? Sorry, I just don't see it.
Mrs. Taft: Neither do I. It's nothing.
Mayor Vaughn: Martin, it could be anything.
Brody: Wait a minute. Are you people telling me I don't know what a shark looks like?
Len Peterson: Brody, this is nothing. Seaweed, mud, something in the lens.
Brody: Lens, my ass!
Len Peterson: You're damn right it's your ass!
Mayor Vaughn: Now be reasonable, please.
Brody: Reasonable, what, with him?
Len Peterson: Goddamn it, will you listen to the man? Will you just listen to him? "Be reasonable." Look, Brody, you started a panic on a public beach. You shot up the damn place. God knows who you could've injured. What if somebody decides to sue us? Did you ever stop to think about that? It could ruin us.
Brody: You don't have to worry about being sued or being ruined. If this turns out to be what I think it is, because there won't be anybody here.
Mayor Vaughn: Now, Martin, let's not--
Brody: Let's not what, Larry? What?
Len Peterson: Oh, Jesus, Larry, come on. Let's just forget it. He won't listen. It's obvious the man has made up his mind.
Brody: You bet your life I've made up my mind. But I'm telling you and I'm telling everybody at this table that that's a shark. And I know what a shark looks like, because I've seen one up close. And you better do something about this one, because I don't intend to go through that hell again!
[Len scowls at Brody before shamefully looking at his notes]
Mayor Vaughn: Martin, could you wait here for a minute?
Brody: [angrily] For what?
Mayor Vaughn: [calmly] Please, just have a seat... While we look at the picture and make up our own minds.
Brody: [slightly calm] All right. I'll have a seat, for what it's worth.
Mayor Vaughn: Thank you. Gentlemen, please. [Harry Wiseman, Mr. Posner, and Mrs. Taft pick up their notes and adjourn to the mayor's office. Len Peterson scowls at Brody again for a few seconds before getting up and going into the mayor's office as well; Mayor Vaughn follows him inside and closes the door.]

Brody: I’ve never been fired before. You know that? I mean, once when I was 17, when I was a kid, yeah, but... never from a real job. Nobody ever told me I couldn't hack it.
Ellen: They're not saying that.
Brody: Yes, they are. They are. Maybe they're right. I'm tired. Tired. I'm too damn tired.
Ellen: Too damn drunk. That's what you are, too damn drunk.

Michael: Look if you're gonna get in the way, you can just go home!
Sean: I'm not in the way! Andy, am I in the way?
Andy: You're always in the way.
Marge: [overhearing the argument, she comes up and playfully grabs Sean; lifting him off his feet] Is this guy causing you trouble?
Sean: [as Michael watches Jackie and Brooke approaching] Put me down!
Marge: Come on, you can go out in my boat.
Sean: [delighted by Marge's offer] Yeah!
Michael: [to Marge] You want him? You can have him. [Marge smiles with giggly delight and she and Sean walk off past Brooke and Jackie as Timmy appears]
Andy: I think you just made someone very happy.

Doug: [pumping up his boat as the shark watches from below] Mr. Christian! Mr. Christian! Pump up this boat! And shave off that dreadful mustache! England expects every man to do his duty! You may fire when ready, Quigley! Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead! This will be our finest hour. [he fills up his boat with too much air and it bursts] Oh, shit! [Mike, Jackie, and Andy laugh]
Andy: Hey, Bligh, someone pop your balloon?
Doug: It's no problem, no problem. [the shark surfaces and goes right for Doug's boat] You sail your boat and I'll sail mine, OK? [the shark hits Doug's boat, knocking him into the water; the group screams. Doug swims as fast as he can to Mike's boat and barely gets on; the shark then starts attacking it, causing everyone to panic]
Mike: Balance the boat! [Mike hits his head on the hurt; the boat capsizes, sending Mike, Jackie, Doug, and Andy into the water]
Bob: [as the shark swims around the boats] It's all right, it's all right!
Polo: Watch out! Marge! [the shark swims directly in front of Marge and Sean, causing them both to panic]
Lucy: Kevin, do something!
Marge: [she attempts to make a sharp turn, causing the boat to tip over and Sean to fall in the water] Sean! [she jumps in after him]
Patrick: Timmy! Brooke! [his and Lucy's boat crashes into Timmy's, knocking him in the water]
Brooke: [as the shark disappears] Timmy, swim!
Bob: Where is it? Where is it? Get me out of here, Larry!
Larry Vaughn Jr.: I'm gonna get you outta here, don't worry!
Brooke: Larry, turn, turn, turn!!!
Doug: [Larry and Bob crash into Mike's boat] Goddamn!
Andy: Shit! [Marge pulls Sean up onto her overturned boat while Polo helps Timmy into his boat]

Helicopter Pilot: [over radio] That you, Brody?
Brody: Yeah, Ed, listen, did you have a fix on those kids yet?
Helicopter Pilot: Negative - I'm still down.
Brody: Well, you'd better get the hell up, because I'm out here all alone!

[shortly after the shark destroys the helicopter, it goes for the boats, knocking Bob into the water]
Larry Vaughn Jr.: Bob!
Sean: Marge! [he slides into the water]
Marge and Andy: Sean!
Marge: Sean! [she jumps in to rescue Sean]
Brooke: Get him out of there! [Patrick and Larry attempt to pull Bob out of the water while Marge gets Sean to her overturned boat; the shark watches them from below]
Andy: Come on! [Patrick and Larry get Bob safely of the water]
Marge: Will you pull me? I can't get up! [Sean desperately grabs her hand, Marge panics and screams as the shark swims her way, then surfaces and swallows her whole]
Sean: [devastated and terrified] NO!!!!! [the shark disappears under the water]
Jackie: [also terrified] No!!! No! Noooooo!


  • Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...
  • One good bite deserves another!
  • The legend continues.
  • [from trailers] In all the vast and unknown depths of the ocean, how could there have been only one?
  • [from trailers] After the sensational return of Jaws to the screen, what could possibly be more terrifying than Jaws 2?


External links[edit]

Encyclopedic article on Jaws 2 on Wikipedia

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  Documentary     The Shark Is Still Working  (2012) 
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