Jaws script
Jaws (1975)
Synopsis: 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.


Her expression freezes. The water-bulge is racing towards

her. The first bump jolts her upright, out of the water to

her hips. She reaches under water to touch her leg. Whatever

she feels makes her open her mouth to scream, but she is

slammed again, hard, whipped into an arc of about eight feet,

up and down, submerging her down to her open mouth, choking

off any scream she might try to make. Another jolt to her

body, driving her under so that only her hair swirls on the

surface. Then it too is sucked below in a final and terrible

jerking motion. HOLD on the eddies and swirls until we're

sure it's all over.


In his shorts, laughing to himself, turning in slow stoned

circles, held prisoner by his windbreaker which seems to

have him in an armlock, as he struggles to free his arm from

a tight sleeve. As he turns, we hear the alma maters in the

background, from the fire.


A shaft of morning sun blasts through the crack between the

bottom of the shade and the windowsill, falling across the

heads of the sleeping couple on the bed. It catches Martin

Brody right across the eyes, bringing him up from sleep.

The job is completed by the clock radio, which clicks on

with local fisherman's report and weather.

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Peter Benchley

Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 11, 2006) was an American author. He wrote the novel Jaws and co-wrote its subsequent film adaptation with Carl Gottlieb. Several more of his works were also adapted for cinema, including The Deep, The Island, Beast, and White Shark. more…

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