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Jaws: The Revenge (1987)



Critic Consensus: Illogical, tension-free, and filled with cut-rate special effects, Jaws 4 - The Revenge is a sorry chapter in a once-proud franchise.

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This third sequel to the 1975 mega-hit Jaws returns Lorraine Gary to the role of Ellen Brody, widow of the Roy Scheider character from the first two films. When her son Sean, the current police chief of shark-plagued Amity Island, is killed by the beast, Ellen goes to the Bahamas to comfort her surviving son. Michael Brody (Lance Guest) and his friend Jake (Mario Van Peebles) are marine biologists there to help, but in the end it is up to Ellen and her new beach-bum love -- played by Michael Caine -- to put a halt to the fishy horror. Director Joseph Sargent concludes the series with an ending chosen from several alternate possibilities.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Michael De Guzman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 15, 1999
Universal Pictures


Lorraine Gary
as Ellen Brody
Michael Caine
as Hoagie Newcombe
Lance Guest
as Michael Brody
Karen Young
as Carla Brody
Judith Barsi
as Thea Brody
Jay Mello
as Young Sean
Cedric Scott
as Clarence
Melvin Van Peebles
as Mr. Witherspoon
Mary Smith
as Tiffany
Lee Fierro
as Mrs. Kinter
John Griffin
as Man in Boat
Diane Hetfield
as Mrs. Ferguson
David Wilson
as Tarkanian
David Willson
as Tarkanian
Anthony Delaney
as Charles Townsend
Levant Carey
as Houseman
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Critic Reviews for Jaws: The Revenge

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (12)

Jaws is looking a bit long in the tooth these days.

Full Review… | April 30, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Dumb beyond belief, hollow, bloody and nonsensical, it's Universal Studios' vanity movie, a way of providing employment yet again for its Great White icon.

Full Review… | April 30, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Everything in Jaws the Revenge is utterly expectable, which isn't a bright idea for a film relying on suspense and tension.

Full Review… | April 30, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Let`s put it this way: When you see and hear the nasal Lorraine Gary on screen you want the shark to eat her.

Full Review… | April 30, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

A lot of the time, the people in this picture just stand around looking very sad, as if remembering happier days. Watching this sorry film, you know how they must feel.

Full Review… | April 30, 2014
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Sargent's enough of an action vet to grind out a watchable sequel, but too much of a TV hack to turn the arbitrary dramatics into anything but synthetic pulp.

Full Review… | April 30, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Jaws: The Revenge

This abomination can only be described with a few words: Boring characters, dialogue that makes you cringe, stupid plot and A SHARK THAT STANDS ON WATER AND ROARS LIKE A LION.

Tyler Robertson
Tyler Robertson

Super Reviewer

What were they thinking! What was Michael Caine thinking! Another pointless repetition and a meaningless side story about a pilot who likes a woman. Dont go into the cinema.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


Wow. First of all this movie completely ignores all that happens in the third movie as if it didn't happen. And what does the shark (with his super powered ability to know where this family is at all times) have to get revenge for? Because it's shark friends were killed by them? The kill count in this movie is a pitiful '2'. Yes, 2 people get eaten. A third gets eaten at the end of the movie, is visibly chomped up, swallowed, stays in the sharks stomach for like 10 minutes underwater and in stomach acid, is rammed by a boat spear inside the shark, and gets electricuted and blown up by a huge bomb within the shark, and then is seen moments later conscious and alive talking in the water with some blood on him. Some studio big wig wanted a happy ending there. Plus they crash their plane in the water for no reason and their boat is instantly floating rubble the second they crash into the shark. Not to mention the shark is magnificent at getting people while they are still safely in the middle of their boat the movie (i'm still scratching my head as to how the son at the begining gets killed). Pretty pathetic, and would be a laughable comedy had someone been here to enjoy it with me. My biggest question is how the hell did they get Michael Caine to do this piece of crap. The best part of it is that Lance Guest from the Last Starfighter was in it, and gave a good creepy stare like old times.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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