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For questions about the movie Jaws, Steven Spielberg's 1975 blockbuster about the hunt on a giant white shark, considered to be one of the greatest movies ever made.

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Is Mayor in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs inspired by this character?

Is Mayor of Amity from Jaws an inspiration for the mayor in Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs? I googled for it but didn't find direct evidence. EDIT: I also noticed some interesting similarities ...
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Ben Gardner's eye in Jaws

In Spielberg's classic Jaws there is a scene when Hooper and Brody find Ben (they'll wish their fathers had never met their mothers), Garndner's boat floating apparently abandoned. When Hooper goes to ...
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Why did Quint have the tattoo removed?

In Jaws, Quint has what looks like a scar on his arm, and it turns out to be a removed tattoo from the USS Indianapolis. But why would he have had the tattoo removed? Is that a tribute of some kind to ...
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What's the significance of the shooting star in Jaws?

In the movie Jaws, during the night/early morning scene where Hooper, Quint and Chief Brody encounter the great white shark (when the shark begins pounding on the boat), just after the shark goes ...
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Why does Quint blow the Orca's engine in Jaws?

I love Jaws - it's one of my all time favorites, but this bit has always bugged me. It's the scene near the end of the movie. The Orca and her crew are being chased by the shark. But it's still about ...
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What does the prankster say in Jaws, through a mouthful of water?

In the 1975 movie "Jaws", a scene in which two kids pretend to be a shark, by snorkling beneath a "cardboard fin", ends with them being discovered and surrounded by men in boats with rifles. At this ...
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What was Quint eating in the town hall meeting?

In the movie JAWS, when Quint interrupts the meeting to make his bid on catching and killing the shark, he is eating something. I couldn't quite make out what it is. If anyone knows, please help. ...
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Why does Sam Quint smash the CB radio?

Why does Sam Quint smash the CB radio in Jaws? When Brody goes and tries to call for help on the CB radio, Sam walks over with a club and smashes it but the movie doesn't really do a good job in ...
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Is a real shark used or is it just computerised?

Can any one tell me, is the shark in "Jaws" real or just computerized? When I saw that movie I got confused. I have also seen Jaws 2.