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Jaws: The Revenge - Donation Bonus

Originally Released April 19, 2011

When a 3-D shark at Seaworld didn't pop for audiences, Universal Studios decided to take Jaws back to its roots, by starting the film back at Amity Island and focusing on the Brody family matriarch Ellen, played by Lorraine Gary. With the tagline "This time it's personal," a shark has a vendetta against the Brodys, and is following them to the Bahamas. With Acadamy Award winner Michael Caine and a memorable performance by Mario Van Peebles, this installment is widely considered the worst of the entire Jaws franchise. Does it deserve that reputation? Donate to Now Playing to find out!

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Jaws 3-D - Donation Bonus

Originally Released April 12, 2011

And now for something completely different--Jaws 3-D! Where Jaws 2 made a point to call back to the original Jaws as much as possible with the same setting, many of the same actors, the same story beats, Jaws 3 (in 3-D) moved the location to Seaworld in Florida and in the absence of Sheriff Brody we follow his sons, Sean and Mike, as a new shark terrorizes them in the water theme park's new underwater attraction! With eye-popping 3-D, a young Dennis Quaid and Lea Thompson, and Acadamy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr. this film had the makings of a huge summer hit in 1983. Was it the main attraction that everyone needed to see, or did it just bite? Donate today to find out!

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Jaws 2 - Donation Bonus

Originally Released April 5, 2011

When Jaws came out in 1975 it created the summer blockbuster and became the highest grossing movie ever, and so a sequel was inevitable. However, gone from the sequel are Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw, but back are Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, and Murray Hamilton. Spawning the ubiquitous line "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water" does this movie capture the fun and fear of the first, or is it dead in the water? Donate today to find out!

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Jaws (1975) - Donation Bonus

Originally Released March 29, 2011

In 1975 Steven Spielberg was an up-and-coming director, working in TV but having a critically acclaimed theatrical hit with his film Duel, but after adapting the Peter Benchley novel Jaws for the big screen in a troubled production that has become film legend, Spielberg would cement his place as an A-list director, the summer blockbuster was born, and families never looked at a trip to the beach the same way again. But with the film now being over 35 years old and a pop culture cliche, do Stuart, Arnie, and Brock think the film holds up? Donate to Now Playing to find out!

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