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An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.

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Directed by

Steven Spielberg

Written by

Carl Gottlieb (Screenplay)
Peter Benchley (Screenplay)

Runtime

124 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Don't go in the water.

Cast

Keywords

beach shipwreck shark fishing dying and death bathing fishing boat animal horror atlantic ocean police chief skinny dipping dead dog dead child severed leg ferry boat great white shark

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Lists

#236 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#95 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#56 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#5 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Sound

Oscar for Best Film Editing

Oscar for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score John Williams

Oscar nomination for Best Picture David Brown Richard D. Zanuck