Monstervision's Joe Bob Briggs Looks At
Jaws 4: The Revenge
(From Joe Bob's Ultimate B Movie Guide)
"Dentures: The Movie." Lorraine Gary, who was the
wife of Roy Scheider for about five minutes in Jaws Uno and the widow of
Roy Scheider for about two minutes in Jaws II, gets REAL MAD in this one
and decides to kill the shark by herself. (Lorraine was married to Sidney
Sheinberg, chief executive officer of Universal Pictures at the time.
Maybe Sid was hoping for a little special-effects accident in the
Bahamas?) So first the shark eats Lorraine's son. Then Lorraine goes to
the Bahamas with her second son, his mousy wife, and the most obnoxious
whiny child actor since Shirley Temple. The shark gets a copy of the
family's reservations and FOLLOWS EVERYBODY TO THE BAHAMAS.
washes up on shore and falls in love with Lorraine for no reason. ("Two
Bahama Mamas, please!") Shark chases son No. 2. Shark eats girl in bikini.
Lorraine chases shark. Shark eats Mario Van Peebles for being the lovable
sidekick. Michael Caine tries to kill shark with airplane. Shark eats a
bomb and has indigestion. The only problem with the movie is the shark
never eats Lorraine. In fact, the shark doesn't eat much of anything in
this one, even though he has a golden opportunity to eat the obnoxious
little girl. The biggest gross-out scene is the big ole WET KISS that
Michael Caine plants on Lorraine.
One pathetic beast.
Five shark attacks, three successful.
Mario Van Peebles sings "Chestnuts
Roasting on an Open Fire" for no reason.
Special extra points for filming
scenes at Chappaquiddick.
With Karen Young, who yells at Lance Guest to
take out the trash.
Michael Caine has the best line: "Maybe he had a heart
attack--humans are full of cholesterol, you know."
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Reserved. Not an AOL Time-Warner Company in this lifetime.
"Jaws: The Revenge" is available on DVD
My friend asked the producer what the budget was. The producer said, "I'll tell you what the cocaine budget was: $750,000." My friend thought for a second and said, "Well, it's all up there on the screen."
Michael Caine, L.A. Times (1984)
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(click screen below to play "Jaws" spoof from Saturday Night Live)
Chevy Chase as the "Land Shark"
with John Belushi as Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws 2
Elvis has left the building, and he took Joe Bob with him.