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.
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Richard Dreyfuss — Nominated for British Academy of Film & Television Arts for Actor, 1975
Universal Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions
Jaws cast and crew
Murray Hamilton‘Mayor Larry Vaughn’
Lorraine Gary‘Ellen Brody’
Richard Dreyfuss‘Matt Hooper’
Carl Gottlieb‘Ben Meadows’
Jeffrey Kramer‘Deputy Lenny Hendricks’
Roy Scheider‘Police Chief Martin Brody’
Susan Backlinie‘Chrissie Watkins’
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