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 – Serbian title
A Cápa 2. – Hungarian title
Celisti 2 – Czech title
Celisti II – Czech title
Les Dents de la mer II – French Canadian title
Les Dents de la mer, 2e partie – French title
Les Dents de la mer, 2ème partie – French title
Les Dents de la mer, deuxième partie – French title
Dødens gab 2 – Danish title
Falci 2 – Romanian title
Haisommer 2 – Norwegian title
Hajen 2 – Swedish title
Jozu 2 – Japanese title
Nasrai 2 – Lithuanian title
Ralje 2 – Croatian title
Ta sagonia tou karharia no 2 – Greek title
Lo squalo 2 – Italian title
Szczeki 2 – Polish title
Tappajahai 2 – Finnish title
Tiburón 2 – Argentine, Mexican, Spanish title
Tubarão 2 – Brazilian, Portuguese title
Der Weiße Hai 2 – West German title
Zrelo 2 – Slovenian title

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