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.


Hayes Landing reports conditions

good, with stripers and jacks. The

Coast Guard has no storm warning

from Block Island to Cape Hatteras;

a light chop with freshening winds,

continued clear and mild... (etc.)

Ellen Brody burrows her head under the covers, avoiding

morning for a few precious minutes more.


How come the sun didn't used to shine

in here?


'cause when we bought the house it

was Autumn. This is summer. Feed the


We hear the scampering toenails of two cocker spaniels

scrabbling around the foot of the bed. Brody swings out of

bed, wearing shorts, socks, and tee shirt.




Do you see the kids?


Probably out in the back yard.


In Amity, you say 'Yahd.'

(she gives it the

Boston sound)


The kids are in the yahd, playing

near the cah. How's that sound?

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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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