Jaws 2 (1978)

USA, 1977
35mm film, Technicolor, 2.35:1
mono, English

An American borderline horror film directed by Jeannot Szwarc. Production began on 6 June 1977 and the film was released in the States on 16 June .

Plot Summary

A second man-eating shark arrives of the coast of Amity Island and Chief Brody again has to face his own demons to battle the creature.


Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
© MCMLXXVIII [1978] by Universal City Studios, Inc.
Universal an MCA company. A Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown production
Produced by: Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown
Written by: Carl Gottlieb and Howard Sackler
Based Upon Characters Created by: Peter Benchley
Director of Photography: Michael Butler
Edited by: Neil Travis
Music by: John Williams
Sound: Jim Alexander
Costume Designer: Bill Jobe
Make-up: Ron Snyder, Rick Sharp, Bob Jiras
Hair Stylist: Phil Leto
Special Mechanical Effects by: Robert A. Mattey, Roy Arbogast
Production Designer: Joe Alves

Roy Scheider (Brody)
Lorraine Gary (Ellen Brody)
Murray Hamilton (Mayor Vaughn)
Joseph Mascolo (Peterson)
Jeffrey Kramer (Hendricks)
Collin Wilcox (Dr Elkins)
Ann Dusenberry (Tina)
Mark Gruner (Mike)
Barry Coe (Andrews)
Susan French (old lady)
Gary Springer (Andy)
Donna Wilkes (Jackie)
Gary Dubin (Ed)
John Dukakis (Polo)
G. Thomas Dunlop (Timmy)
David Elliott (Larry)

Alternative Titles

Ajkula 2 – Serbia
A Cápa 2. – Hungary
Celisti 2 – Czechoslovakia
Celisti II – Czechoslovakia
Les Dents de la mer II – Canada (French)
Les Dents de la mer, 2e partie – France
Les Dents de la mer, 2ème partie – France
Les Dents de la mer, deuxième partie – France
Dødens gab 2 – Denmark
Falci 2 – Romania
Haisommer 2 – Norway
Hajen 2 – Sweden
Jozu 2 – Japan
Nasrai 2 – Lithuania
Ralje 2 – Croatia
Ta sagonia tou karharia no 2 – Greece
Lo squalo 2 – Italy
Szczeki 2 – Poland
Tappajahai 2 – Finland
Tiburón 2 – Argentina, Mexico, Spain
Tubarão 2 – Brazil, Portugal
Der Weiße Hai 2 – West Germany
Zrelo 2 – Slovenia

Sequel to
Jaws (1975)

Jaws 3-D (1983)
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

Extracts included in
Precious Images (1986)



  • Variety 26 October 1977 p.34 – credits (Film production)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.330
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.204
  • Horror Films of the 1970s by John Kenneth Muir pp.553-556 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.202-203 – illustrated review (by Martin Dallard)
  • The World of Fantasy Films by Richard Myers p.55