This 1975 sea-going epic changed Hollywood’s view of movie success forever. Shown around the country during the “Summer lull”, the film smashed box office records and made Stephen Spielberg a major director.  The story begins with the chilling death of a beautiful girl out for a midnight swim in the ocean, and ends with a trio of shark-hunters fighting for their lives against the most monstrous great white shark ever seen by man.   The film was based on a novel by Peter Benchley. The classic line in the film is when Police Chief Roy Scheider first spots the shark and says: “We need a bigger boat!”

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