Thursday, September 1, 2016

Jaws 2 (1978)




Since Jaws (1975) took a huge bite out of the box office, a sequel was inevitable.   But like it's predecessor, Jaws 2 was plagued with production problems that caused more headaches than Jackie's shrieking, including a fired director, an uninterested Roy Scheider and a mostly recast bunch of teens.  Even little Ricky Shroeder got the boot playing Sean Brody.  But he later faired better than most of those who made the cut.  For a sequel, Jaws 2 is pretty decent with more shark visuals, more victims and some spine-tingling sequences like the waterskiing scene, Eddie's death, Mike's unconscious rescue and the capsized helicopter.   And thanks to the recent Making of Jaws 2 book, it seems that long-standing rumor of existing footage of Marge in the shark's mouth can finally be put to rest.

Jaws 2 was filmed in Edgartown, MA and Destin, Pensacola and Navarre Beach, FL


Location: Brody Rushes to Ferry 
Address: 53 Dock Street, Edgartown, MA  Chappy Ferry

The buildings in the original shot have been torn down...










After Brody gets off the ferry, he magically appears in Navarre Beach, Florida at the old Holidome Holiday Inn, which was sadly destroyed by Hurricane Ivan.




Location: The Shark Arrives
Address: Edgartown Harbor, MA

The Edgartown Lighthouse can be seen in the background...






Location: Amity Morning Establishing Shot
Address: Dock St, Edgartown, MA

Previously seen when Brody rushes to the ferry...





Location: Walking To Town Hall
Address: Water St & Main St Edgartown, MA

Brody heads east on Water Street and passes The Hardware Store from Jaws (1975) on the right...



Once again, he magically ends up in Florida where the Town Hall is located at 416 E Government St, Pensacola, FL (thanks to Paul H for finding this location)  Here is a google map shot until I get down there...




Location: Brody Chases Ambulance
Address: Water St & Main St, Edgartown, MA

The ambulance first heads east on Water St, turning south onto Main.  This popular intersection is where Vaughn Reality from Jaws (1975) is, which is also The Amity Drug Store from Jaws: The Revenge (1987)








The ambulance then turns onto Dock St...



It passes by The Quarterdeck Food Stand at 29 Dock Street...tasty sweet potato fries by the way...





And then they magically appear in...wait for it... Florida! at Captain Dave's Seafood Restaurant at 3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL.  Here's another google map shot until I make it back to the Sunshine State...





Perhaps the inspiration for Cable Junction?




Locations Visited: August 2016

Still Need To Visit:

Former Site of The Brody House
Florida Locations 

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing Great Job

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  2. Wow this is awesome ! I have been tracking these down myself. I'm a florida local and some of the locations, particularly the water scenes have been real head scratchers. I've pretty much know where most of them are , but I was completely unaware of the one of Chief Brody walking in Pensacola. Thank you for documenting all this and sharing.

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    1. Thanks, A.W.! I hope to get down to Florida at some point to check them out. That's awesome you know where the water scenes are! I would love to know where exactly they were filmed!

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  3. Since Jaws (1975) took a huge bite out of the box office, a sequel was inevitable. But like it's predecessor, Jaws 2 was plagued with production problems that caused more headaches than Jackie's shrieking, including a fired director, an uninterested Roy Scheider and a mostly recast bunch of teens. Even little Ricky Shroeder got the boot playing Sean Brody.



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