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geeksrpeeps2

You’re gonna need a bigger boat


ForzaMilaniste

One of the most memorable lines from one of the greatest films. It’s always been impressive to me how little you see the shark but how much more that adds to the drama of the film. Pure genius. That director must be a smart guy


frankentriple

That director had a shitty shark that looked like it was made of paper mache so he couldnt give it too much screen time.


ForzaMilaniste

Right. Which makes him all the more genius except for the girl in the opening scene but…. Let’s not talk on that one 🫣


Dicentra22

>That director must be a smart guy He really showed a lot of promise, didn't he. Did he ever make any more films, I wonder? I'll have to look into that.


Pure-Newspaper-6001

Wouldn’t it be really cool if he made a movie about, I don’t know, maybe dinosaurs. Or even an alien, that would be cool! Too bad he’s so niche


ForzaMilaniste

Indeed lol


DavoTB

Someone should try to look it up on that computer thing and see what happened to the guy…


WitchingHourIsNear

That's some bad hat Harry


bakerboy79

we know all about you chief


jrice138

🎶I had a little drink bout an hour ago🎶


acapncuster

🎼and it went right to my head…


ForzaMilaniste

🎵Wherever I may roam, by land or sea or foam you can always hear me singing a song🎵


anilsen

Rover, wanderer Nomad, vagabond Call me what you will


soylent_dream

A whaaaat??


LineChef

Lol I can see that guy’s dumb face now. (Like I should talk)


rda889

I said Tiger Shark you dill hole!


BusLimp2715

“Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into her side, Chief. We was comin’ back from the island of Tinian to Leyte. We’d just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn’t see the first shark for about a half-hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that in the water, Chief? You can tell by lookin’ from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn’t know, was that our bomb mission was so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn’t even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin’ by, so we formed ourselves into tight groups. It was sorta like you see in the calendars, you know the infantry squares in the old calendars like the Battle of Waterloo and the idea was the shark come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin’ and hollerin’ and sometimes that shark he go away… but sometimes he wouldn’t go away. Sometimes that shark looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a shark is he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn’t even seem to be livin’… ’til he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then… ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin’. The ocean turns red, and despite all your poundin’ and your hollerin’ those sharks come in and… they rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don’t know how many sharks there were, maybe a thousand. I do know how many men, they averaged six an hour. Thursday mornin’, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boson’s mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water, he was like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he’d been bitten in half below the waist. At noon on the fifth day, a Lockheed Ventura swung in low and he spotted us, a young pilot, lot younger than Mr. Hooper here, anyway he spotted us and a few hours later a big ol’ fat PBY come down and started to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened. Waitin’ for my turn. I’ll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went into the water. 316 men come out, the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.”


Killowatt59

Might be the best line delivered in any movie.


TeacherPatti

Agreed. Once in awhile Reddit will ask for a great movie line and I will just write "anyway, we delivered the bomb" and when people get it, I am so happy.


tiredofnamechoosing

Here’s to swimmin’ with bow-legged women 😁


ProffessorFate

And ruined my love of swimming out deep in the ocean for the rest of my days, a big thank you also goes out to Peter Benchley and Steven Spielberg.


oyismyboy

I as well. Folks took me to the theater to see it when I was 5. Wisest parenting decision? Perhaps not. Still one of my favorite movies of all time.


sambolino44

I always wondered about that because it didn’t affect me that way at all. Pretty common response, though.


amhlilhaus

Little known fact the oceanographer cuckolded the police chief He got his revenge by getting him eaten by the shark


lostonpolk

A part of the novel to which Spielberg wisely said 'mmmmm No.'


DavoTB

Many forget that part…


amhlilhaus

When I read the novel I imagined that making the movies It made me laugh for some reason


the-furiosa-mystique

Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish ladies Farewell and adieu to you, ladies of Spain


Killowatt59

For we’ve received orders for the sail back to Boston………


manolid

*Here lies the body of Mary Lee* *died at the age of 103* *for 15 years she kept her virginity* *not a bad record for this vicinity* ~ Quint


Master_Shake23

Really awful what this has done to the public image of Sharks...


pinniped1

Maybe sharks need to hire better PR people. I mean, they know all the lawyers already, surely they can network...


Wherethegains

Dreyfuss's best movie.


MissSassifras1977

Um.... What About Bob? Close Encounters? Down and Out in Beverly Hills? He was actually cute in Jaws. I'll say that much.


frederick_ungman

Tin Men


Dicentra22

I liked him in The Goodbye Girl too.


lostonpolk

All the credit should go to Mayor Larry Vaughn, who signed a voucher.


dukeofmadnessmotors

The great Murray Hamilton, who was also Mr. Robinson in *The Graduate*.


rentedlife

Then they relocated that shark to Universal Studios! He used to jump up almost out of the water as the small bus went over the low bridge.


DavoTB

Do recall seeing that…


dukeofmadnessmotors

Pretty sure Amity Island is supposed to be in Massachusetts, not NY.


EMPulseKC

In the book, it was located off Long Island, NY near Montauk. I don't think the movies ever explicitly named a state, but I do know that it was filmed on Martha's Vineyard.


AzLibDem

"Front, bow. Back, stern. If ya don't get it right, squirt, I throw your ass out the little round window on the side!"


Humbletoast09

He never came back..


AlertThinker

And soon afterwards they realized they needed a bigger boat.


Shockingelectrician

A much bigger boat


dream_monkey

He brought his rubbers.


Killowatt59

“But it ain’t gonna be easy. Bad fish. This shark, swallow ya whole.”


Aufweiderstein-

duunnn dunnn… duuuunnnn duun… duuunnnnnnnn dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn dunnnn ...


squee_bastard

Came here for this ❤️


walktheparth

I can hear the cello from this picture.


Killowatt59

“Anti shark cage? You go inside the cage? Cage goes into the water…….you go in the water…….shA-cks in the water. Our shark.”


GuestCartographer

Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies…


justino

“Here’s to swimmin with bowel-legged women…”


EngelSterben

Here lies the body of Mary Lee; died at the age of a hundred and three. For fifteen years she kept her virginity; not a bad record for this vicinity.


Macca49

I’m in a Jaws FB group. Great bunch of people. Still the best film ever IMO. Saw it aged 13 on release


TeacherPatti

I'm watching this movie for the 100th time right now! Best viewing was seeing it with my dad in the theaters as a kid. Second best when one of our outdoor pools showed it and I was in the water the whole time :)


AzLibDem

Greatest male bonding scene in the history of cinema.


Capo33

I’m literally watching it right now on SyfyH


AdictedToCandy

Just watched this tonight! Great flick!


Iamnotameremortal

Just watched this yesterday, which had been long overdue! Amazing movie and totally not what I expected.


AnimalsNotFood

Duun dun...Duun dun...Duun dun dun dun dun dun dun.


WileEWeeble

RIP "grizzled fisherman" aka Quint


Erazzphoto

Many parallels to how Covid was handled in terms of not shutting things down because of profits


mikkokilla

SHARK LIVES MATTER


AttitudePleasant3968

I was nine years old when this premiered. I lived in a southern coastal time, and I would not go in the ocean for many years after this movie.


Closefromadistance

Haha love this 👏 🦈


UrWifesSoftPecker

🍌🦈


JohnnyC13

Before Kenny Omega was a wrestler he saved Amity Island


StableNatural3372

Foreground my ass!


series_hybrid

"Marine Biologist"


gianthaystack

Interesting fact: The original title of the film was called 'TEETHY CHOMPER FISH'.


Vandenite

I am just here to remind everyone of Roy Scheider's skilled oceanographer abs