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DIRECTOR Steven Spielberg
CAST Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary
Spielberg’s tale of a great white shark terrorising a New England resort community and the team who seek to kill it is now a classic of the suspense thriller genre.
Join us for a chance to see the perfect summer movie on the big screen – though you may not want to go back in the water! When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. Steve Spielberg brings us the ultimate blockbuster.
(1975 USA 124 mins)
Peter Benchley’s pulp bestseller is here turned into the scariest sea saga ever filmed, with Steven Spielberg creating maximum suspense in the first dark moments and then maintaining the momentum with brilliant sleight-of-hand direction … John Williams’s Oscar-winning music and the excellent performances of Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss add to the ingeniously mounted tension that cleverly plays on all our deepest primeval fears. Alan Jones, Radio Times
BBFC advice: Contains moderate threat and occasional gory moments
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