Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

Taglines: This time… It’s personal.

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!

Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

Jaws: The Revenge (also known as Jaws 4: The Revenge or simply Jaws 4) is a 1987 American natural horror-thriller film. It was the final theatrical film to be directed by Joseph Sargent. It is the third sequel to Steven Spielberg’s Jaws and the fourth and final installment in the Jaws franchise.

The film focuses on a now-widowed Ellen Brody (Lorraine Gary) and her convictions that a shark is seeking revenge on her family, particularly when a great white follows her to the Bahamas. Jaws: The Revenge was shot on location in New England and in the Bahamas, and completed on the Universal lot. Like the first two films, Martha’s Vineyard was the location of the fictional Amity Island for the opening scenes. Although preceded by Jaws 3-D, Revenge ignores plot elements introduced in that film.

Jaws: The Revenge was panned by critics, with many critics considering it one of the worst films ever made. While the other three films in the series took around two years to produce, Jaws: The Revenge was made in less than nine months. According to associate producer and production manager Frank Baur during the sequel’s filming, “This (Revenge) will be the fastest I have ever seen a major film planned and executed in all of my 35 years as a production manager.” Panned on release, the film was nominated for seven Golden Raspberry Awards.

Jaws: The Revenge Movie Poster (1987)

Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Starring: Karen Young, Michael Caine, Lorraine Gary, Judith Barsi, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Lynn Whitfield, Mitchell Anderson, Fritzi Jane Courtney
Screenplay by: Peter Benchley, Michael De Guzman
Production Design by: John J. Lloyd
Cinematography by: John McPherson
Film Editing by: Michael Brown
Set Decoration by: John M. Dwyer, Hal Gausman
Art Direction by: Donald B. Woodruff
Music by: Michael Small
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: July 17, 1987