Jaws 3

July 22nd, 1983


Jaws 3

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The sons of police chief Brody must protect civilians at a Sea World theme park after a gigantic 35-foot shark becomes trapped in the park.

Release Year: 1983

Rating: 3.4/10 (16,146 voted)

Director: Joe Alves

Stars: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale

Michael Brody and Sean Brody, the sons of former Amity police chief Martin Brody, work at Florida's Sea World, a seaside park run by Calvin Bouchard. Sean befriends Kelly Ann Bukowski, and Michael's girlfriend Kathryn Morgan is Sea World's head scientist who always works with Sea World's dolphins Cindy and Sandy. In its man-made lagoon, about 40 feet under the water, Sea World opens the Undersea Kingdom, a new set of underwater glass tunnels that have their own control room, and Calvin's friend Philip FitzRoyce is there to do some filming. When Sea World diver Shelby Overman vanishes, everyone is worried. Michael and Kathryn head into the water, where they find a baby great white shark and decide to bring it to Sea World to put it on display, but at Sea World, the baby shark dies. When Overman's body is found, Michael vomits when he sees it. Kathryn looks at the body and knows that the baby shark could not have been the shark that killed Overman...

Writers: Peter Benchley, Guerdon Trueblood

Dennis Quaid - Michael 'Mike' Brody
Bess Armstrong - Kathryn Morgan
Simon MacCorkindale - Philip FitzRoyce
Louis Gossett Jr. - Calvin Bouchard
John Putch - Sean Brody
Lea Thompson - Kelly Ann Bukowski
P.H. Moriarty - Jack Tate
Dan Blasko - Dan
Liz Morris - Liz
Lisa Maurer - Ethel
Harry Grant - Shelby Overman
Andy Hansen - Silver Bullet
P.T. Horn - Funnel Guide
John Edson - Bob Woodbury (as John Edson Jr.)
Kaye Stevens - Mrs. Kellender

Taglines: The third dimension is terror.

Release Date: 22 July 1983

Filming Locations: Orlando, Florida, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,422,500 (USA) (24 July 1983)

Gross: $87,987,055 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

This film features the largest of the sharks featured in the "Jaws" movies. It was 35 feet long compared with its predecessors which were about 25 feet.

Crew or equipment visible: At one point, as the tour guide is trying to lead the tourists out of the "Undersea Tunnel" you can clearly see the green screen stage outside the tunnel set. This is true when viewing the full screen for TV stations-only version; not true when viewing the DVD wide screen version.

Kathryn Morgan: Overman was killed inside the park, the baby was caught inside the park, the mother is inside the park.

User Review

Campy fun.

Rating: 6/10

I actually like this Jaws ok. I don't think it is a masterpiece or anything, but it is good if not taken to seriously. This one focuses on the Brodie boys who really went through a growth spurt. One (Dennis Quaid) works at a sea amusement park and this is where the shark attacks take place (this should alone tell you not to take the film to seriously). I actually saw this one at the theater too, so that helps to enjoy the film more as it was rather cool in 3-D and it is the only 3-D movie I have ever seen at the theater so maybe that is why I will always somewhat enjoy it. The plot is at a sea park like I said and first the team goes after this one shark that was rather puny, then you find out there is a bigger one out there. There are a couple of pretty good shark attack scenes and I loved the subplot of the people stuck in that pod underwater. This film isn't for everyone though seeing as how it is ranked as one of the worst so read other people's reviews before deciding to see it.


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