Dir: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
124mins   1975   USA   12A   English   

Selected for screening by the Depot Young Programmers group

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 wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper and grizzled ship captain Quint offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.

'An astonishingly effective thriller built on a very primal level: fear ... On a sheer cause and effect basis, it could be Spielberg's finest' - William Thomas, Empire


Sat 23 June