This is a suspense classic that leaves teeth-marks.Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.
2 hours, 4 minutes
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture, won Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Dramatic Original Score, Best Sound
Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb
Roy Schneider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gray, Murray Hamilton