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A Fish Called Wanda was the second most successful British film ever made,winning Kevin Kline an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and taking in $200million worldwide at the box office. A huge hit with both audiences andcritics, it also received Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay and BestDirector, a Writer's Guild of America nomination for Best Screenplay aswell as British BAFTA Awards for John Cleese for Best Actor and MichaelPalin for Best Supporting Actor.

In referring to this reunion of Wanda talent, Kevin Kline dubs Fierce Creaturesan equal, not a sequel" to the 1988 film. His co-star and co-writerof both films, John Cleese, had no desire to attempt to make Wanda 2. "Ithought about it very briefly," Cleese admits, "but I enjoy writingnew characters and almost every sequel made is a disappointment. At thesame time, if you've got a really good team, why not work together again?"

The idea to reunite the team was broached during the making of Wanda, butit was when Cleese began visiting Gerald Durrell's world-renowned wildlifepreservation trust in Jersey, England that the story really began to takeshape.

"John was very inspired by Durrell's work in Jersey," adds Fierceco-writer, British film critic lain Johnstone. "We also shared a mutualdistaste for the mindless expansion of modern media conglomerates and sothe idea came together fairly neatly about a conflict between two valuesystems-without wishing to say that all people who work in zoos are goodor that all those who work in multi-media corporations are evil and shouldbe destroyed."

A third element of the story actually came out of a comedy playhouse scriptwritten by Michael Palin and Terry Jones pre-Monty Python, but never commissioned."They had an idea for a half-hour comedy about a zoo where people wereonly interested in big and frightening animals, where a keeper ended upstretching his snake because it had to be six foot long and it was onlyfive foot nine inches. I never read the script but even though it was over25 years ago, I never forgot the idea," explains Cleese.

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Michael Palin was only too happy to contribute to the new film: "I'mdelighted that it's being used as we weren't going to do anything with it.It's a nice idea and especially nowadays it has a grain of truth."

The various strands of the story slowly began to come together althoughnot without meticulous research by Cleese and Johnstone, friends since theyfirst met back in 1975 when Johnstone was commissioned by the BBC to profileCleese for the second series of Fawlty Towers.

But was it easy seven years later to reassemble the cast and crew, manyof whom had gone on to tremendous international success? According to producerMichael Shamberg, who recently produced the phenomenally successful GetShorty, starring John Travolta, it was a piece of cake. "John's beendiscussing this since we first made Wanda, and once he told everyone hewas ready to do it, they just said 'Tell me when and I'll be there,'"recalls Shamberg.

Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline have come a long way since playing Wandaand Otto, with Curtis having starred on the big screen opposite Mel Gibsonin Forever Young and Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies and on the televisionseries Anything But Love and in the TV-movie The Heidi Chronicles, and Klineco-starring opposite Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Meg Ryan in the filmsConsenting Adults and French Kiss, respectively. Yet both were only tookeen to rejoin the team.

"I wanted to come back to a place I had enjoyed. No one writes likeJohn and I enjoyed our collaboration so much on Wanda, I welcomed the opportunityto continue where we had left of{" says Kline. "It would havebeen hard not to come back," agrees Curtis. "We had a great experiencethe first time and it was a big success for all of us professionally, financiallyand personally."

The only potential problem lay with Michael Palin who was about to embarkon a nine month journey around the Pacific Rim for another exciting seriesof his award winning BBC television travel programs. And in fact when principalphotography finished at the end of August 1995 and the rest of the castjetted off for well-earned holidays, Palin had just four days to pack hisbags and set off for Siberia.

Cleese and Johnstone were also very keen to ensure that as well as a completelynew storyline, the four lead characters themselves were different enoughfrom the Wanda roles to challenge the actors and entertain the audiencewhile still retaining the quirkiness and charm that proved to be so irresistiblethe first time around.

For Kevin Kline, playing the dual roles of both father and son, Rod andVince McCain in Fierce Creatures was a challenge he relished: "Vinceis one of those characters that John writes brilliantly. He's a man wholives in a separate reality and when he brings his set of values to bearon the real world, you get a potentially comic situation. He's gotten ahold of a lot of bad information which he has completely absorbed, and ofcourse he is his father's son. Rod you don't get to know too well and that'sthe way he likes it."

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John Cleese describes Jamie Lee Curtis' character of Willa Weston as "theemotional heart of the movie, the anchor of the story." Adds Curtis,"Willa is an ambitious executive who has worked her way up the corporateladder without realizing where her real values lie. Then she arrives atthe zoo and she starts changing. She is the character that takes the audienceon the emotional journey of the film."

Michael Palin faced perhaps the greatest change from his role in the firstfilm with his new character, Adrian 'Bugsy' Malone: "With Ken (in Wanda),I had a fairly easy time of it in that I had hardly one line of dialoguethroughout the entire movie. And so I think it tickled John that insteadof someone who stammered, he would write me a part where the character neverstops talking although no one listens. John has always had a view of meas someone who talks a lot. During Python he wrote that I 'talked on andon and on,' and that 'when the ground is littered with the hind legs ofdonkeys, he goes home and writes up his diary."

Iain Johnston describes one of his greatest contributions to the film aspersuading John Cleese to create a character who was "less of a wimpthan Archie in Wanda!! I felt that people wanted to see John doing the thingsthat the public loves him for, being bossy, getting cross, playing the uprightcontrolling individual who is brought to his knees by events, and this isvery much how Rollo turned out."

Cleese agrees: "Rollo is slightly military and desperately trying toget everything under control, a public school figure who starts implodingwhen things go wrong. That seems to be the type of character I enjoy writing.I think it's because authority figures when they begin to fall apart aremuch funnier than insignificant figures. But he's a lot more grown up thansome of the characters I have played in the past."

The commitment of the four stars to the project was never more evident thanwhen, after an early preview of a rough cut of the film, it was clear thatFierce Creatures needed work. Although audiences loved the premise and thecharacters and found the film very funny, they did not find the resolutionsatisfying. This was not something unfamiliar to Cleese, Shamberg and company;they had been down a similar road before at early previews of A Fish CalledWanda when they had to re-shoot the ending twice. With the studio's blessingand the eager cooperation of the principals, it was decided that the FierceCreatures company would reassemble for additional shooting just as soonas all four leads were available which, due to Michael Palin's BBC seriesPalin 's Pacific, turned out not to be for eight months.

Meanwhile, every one had other commitments, and when the re-shoot dateswere finally agreed upon, the film's original director, Robert Young hadstarted another movie. Cleese and Shamberg were faced with the prospectof finding a new director. As luck would have it, Fred Schepisi, the veryesteemed filmmaker responsible for such films as Roxanne, A Cry in the Darkand more recently, the motion picture adaptation of John Guare's play SixDegrees of Separation, was talking to Cleese about playing Don Quixote in1997. Schepisi was captivated by the premise and agreed to helm the additionalscenes. He was joined by his longtime collaborators, cinematographer IanBaker and Academy Award®-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith, who ultimatelyscored the film.

In addition to the four principals, Fierce Creatures welcomes a large castof respected and well-known actors, many playing the eclectic zoo keepers.Cleese is a firm believer in what he refers to as "casting up" meaning to cast the finest actors possible no matter the size of the rolein order to achieve a rich and diverse group of characters.

Ronnie Corbett, who plays Reggie Sea Lions, is a household name in Britishtelevision and has known John Cleese since working together in 1966 on TheFrost Report. Carey Lowell, who plays big cat keeper Cub, is perhaps bestknown as the 'Bond Girl' from License to Kill, although most recently sheappeared with Nicholas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas and was seen briefly asTom Hanks' wife in Sleepless in Seattle. Robert Lindsay, best known forhis Tony Award-winning role in the Broadway and London stage musical Meand My Girl, as well as the British TV series GBH and Jake 's Progress,plays small mammal keeper Sydney Small Mammals, the rebellious leader ofthe keeper group.

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Sydney's assistant Pip is played by Cynthia Cleese, the daughter of JohnCleese and actress Connie Booth. Having played Archie's daughter in Wanda,she portrays the most idealistic and sensitive of all the keepers. RichardRidings, who plays Hugh Primates, first worked with John Cleese in Clockwiseand then again in Erik the Viking where he played a 'Nordic psychopath.'

Maria Aitken, who played Archie's wife Wendy in A Fish Called Wanda, isback as Di, the zoo's well-meaning, mild mannered PA. Australian actor BillyBrown, who plays Rod McCain's assistant Nev, was discovered by Cleese, Youngand Johnstone when they watched the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford,where they had gone to meet Derek Griffiths about the role of Gerry. Cleeseand Griffiths had worked together in TV in the '70s.

Since the casting of the animals themselves was certainly as important asthe casting of the actors, the filmmakers brought in film and televisionanimal expert Rona Brown, who has worked and cared for animals in filmsranging from Doctor Doolittle to Gorillas in the Mist to Mary Reilly. Creatingan entire zoo for Fierce Creatures, and filling it with exotic animals hasbeen her most exciting and daunting challenge to date.

Says Brown: "John liked the sound of animals with weird names suchas a capybara, but then we started going through the list and some, suchas the bandicoot, were only available in Tasmania. Eventually we came upwith a combination of animals that were accessible which he liked and whichI knew would work well together and would enjoy filming."

The final head count totaled 11 5 animals including two Siberian tigers,a lion, a leopard, a panther, llamas, zebras, baboons, sea lions, a camel,meerkats, lemurs, coatis, a baby ostrich, maras, wallabys, a python, a lamb,a goat and two red-kneed tarantulas.

But for both Brown and the producers it wasn't just the availability ofthe animals that had to be taken into consideration, it was their well-being."When I first began working with Fish Productions I sent them a hugelist of requirements for the animals expecting to have to haggle, but theyagreed to everything I asked for. They didn't compromise once. I think theanimals probably had better living conditions and food than the actors andcrew!" says Brown.

John Cleese is quick to address the importance of animal welfare: "Ifyou're doing a film about treating animals with respect, that's what youhave to do! So you need to have someone there who can say when the animalis tired or bored."

Producer Michael Shamberg readily agrees: "It was fun working withthe animals and I think it will be fun for the audience watching them. Butwe've made a comedy which supports animals. Our comedic points are not attheir expense, but reinforce the ideas behind conservation."

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In particular, the principal animal actors are the cuddly five: the coati,lemur, baby ostrich, baby wallaby and mara, all of which had acting doubles(four for the lemur), as did Terry the tarantula. And Rona Brown frequentlyinvited the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)to inspect the set and the animals' quarters.

Where it proved difficult or impractical to achieve certain scenes withreal animals, animatronic experts Asylum and Animated Extras were calledin to produce animatronic animals including gorillas, a rhino, an anteaterand a coati.

Rona Brown was quite impressed with all the actors who voluntarily spenta great deal of preparation time with their charges, particularly RobertLindsay whose coati was one of the most unpredictable animals to handle,and Michael Palin who was very at home with his tarantula. It was, however,John Cleese who she claims not only had the greatest empathy with the animals.He even sent in his underwear so that the animals could get used to hissmell.

"It's true," admits Cleese, "I wore slightly old stuffy flannelvests and sweated into them dutifully for several nights before handingthem over to Rona who distributed them among the coatis, lemurs and maras!Then when they saw me coming, they thought 'Ah, I know him."'

As much of the action takes place in the fictional Marwood Zoo, a greatdeal of thought was given as to whether to film at existing zoos or to builda replica set. "I visited 30 or 40 zoos around the UK but it quicklybecame apparent that it would just not be practical to attempt the bulkof the filming in a real zoo, both geographically and for the welfare ofthe animals," says production designer Roger Murray-Leach.

So it was decided to build a zoo set at Pinewood Studios where, apart froma few days at Marwell Zoo in Southern England and the Jersey Wildlife PreservationTrust, the majority of all zoo scenes were to be filmed. Leach continues:"Originally it was just the sea lion pool, the theme park and the tigerenclosure, but the zoo grew and grew."

Building a zoo presented its own problems. "With an actor you can sayplease don't lean on that wall, but when you've got two 700 lb. tigers whichsuddenly decide they've had enough, you've got to be confident that theset will hold them," Leach explains.

The zoo was built with the advice of Rona Brown, animal trainer Jim Clubband to very rigid government guidelines. The end result Leach describesas a "civil engineering job." Covering three acres of ground,it is one of the largest and most ambitious sets ever created.

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Where was fierce creatures filmed? ›

Fierce Creatures was written by John Cleese and directed by Robert Young and Fred Schepisi. The film was dedicated to Gerald Durrell and Peter Cook. Some scenes were filmed at Jersey Zoo, a zoological park founded by Durrell.

What is the movie Fierce Creatures about? ›

Is the gorilla in fierce creatures real? ›

There were no real gorilla's used in the film, it was actually a stuntman dressed in a gorilla suit. Fierce Creatures was a Foreign Production filmed entirely in England.

When did Fierce Creatures come out? ›

How rich is Jamie Lee Curtis? ›

The California born actress and producer, Jamie Lee Curtis has an estimated net worth of $60 million dollars according to specialized website Celebrity Net Worth, who claim that this amount was reported after Curtis had a combined net worth alongside her husband Christopher Guest, a prominent actor, writer and producer ...

What village is all creatures filmed in? ›

All Creatures Great and Small is set in the glorious Yorkshire Dales. It filmed across a range of locations in Yorkshire, including the beautiful and historic market town of Grassington, which plays a central role in the drama as 'Darrowby' Village.

Did Kevin Kline eat fish in A Fish Called Wanda? ›

The fish that Kevin Kline ate were made out of Jell-O. Kline claims that he offered to eat live fish, but the filmmakers wouldn't let him.

Why is Fish Called Wanda rated R? ›

There's also a fair bit of strong language (including "f--k" and "s--t"), some simulated sex, infidelity, kissing, explicit sex talk, and a scene in which a man is shown naked from behind.

Why are big fierce predators so rare? ›

Less energy available means that fewer individuals can be supported, so big, fierce animals tend to be rare in their ecosystems.

Can a human hurt a gorilla? ›

For many humans to beat a mountain gorilla, that would need your strength combined into one person which is even impossible. Mountain gorillas have been killed by humans using weapons but there's no single record of any human ever killing a mountain gorilla using bear hands.

Why is a gorilla stronger than a human? ›

Gorillas on (avg. 400 lbs) have a muscle mass density almost 4 times higher than the most heavily muscled powerful human you know. In simple words, if you take 5 cc volume of muscle fibre from each of human and Gorilla, the Gorilla's muscle fibers will weigh 4 times more.

Do gorilla love humans? ›

Gorillas are generally known to be gentle, peaceful and friend primates, and that the mere fact that they share 98% of their DNA with human beings only proves that they are more like us. Gorillas are social animals and only become aggressive towards humans when they feel threatened.

HOW LONG IS A Fish Called Wanda movie? ›

Who wrote Fierce Creatures? ›

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How rich is John Cleese? ›

He is also responsible for creating the sketch comedy TV show 'Monty Python's Flying Circus,” as well as such films as 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' 'Monty Python's Life of Brian,' and 'Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. ' As of November 2022, John Cleese's net worth is estimated to be roughly $20 Million.

Who is the richest actor? ›

As of 2022, Jerry Seinfeld is the richest actor in the world with a net worth of $1 Billion. Who is the 2nd richest actor in the world? Tyler Perry with a net worth of $800 million.

How much money did Tony Curtis leave his wife? ›

In a surprise to them, however, he left behind only one heir who inherited his $40 Million estate – his 6th wife, Jill Vandenberg, who was 45 years his junior. To make matters worse, a year after Curtis died, his widow sold hundreds of personal effects and memorabilia at an auction that netted more than $1 Million.

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Where is Mrs Pumphrey's house? ›

Pumphrey's Digs. The home address for the wealthy widow and her Pekingese, Tricki Woo, is an estate near the village of Skipton in North Yorkshire. As Smith told Screen Yorkshire, “We filmed in the fabulous Broughton Hall, a stately home treasure” in the Georgian style of architecture.

Is Yorkshire Dales in Scotland? ›

The Yorkshire Dales is an upland area of the Pennines in the historic county of Yorkshire, England, most of it in the Yorkshire Dales National Park created in 1954.

Are they still filming in Grassington? ›

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Does aqualad eat fish? ›

They absolutely do eat fish, among other things. The saying that he doesn't eat fish because he can communicate with them is absolutely false. In the first issue of his New 52 series, Aquaman is shown eating fish and chips, while in the first issue of Rebirth he is eating chowder.

What happened to George in A Fish Called Wanda? ›

Wanda and Otto are lovers, but pretend to be siblings, so Wanda can work her charms on Ken and George. The heist succeeds and the gang escapes with a large sum in diamonds, which they hide. Wanda and Otto then betray George to the police and he is arrested.

What is Wanda fish? ›

Wanda Fish is an innovative FoodTech company with a platform that produces a wide variety of delicious fish fillets using sustainable cell-cultivation practices. With Wanda Fish, the world can eat the fish it craves while giving the ocean ecosystems the time to rehabilitate.

Why Deadpool is R rated? ›

“Deadpool” is arguably the most sexually inappropriate movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, rated R for strong language, violence, sexual content and graphic nudity.

What age is R appropriate for? ›

Restricted: R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.

Why is Red Sparrow rated R? ›

Why is Red Sparrow rated R? Red Sparrow is rated R by the MPAA for strong violence, torture, sexual content, language and some graphic nudity. Violence: - Frequent non-graphic violence.

What is the most fierce animal? ›

The Nile crocodile gets the number one spot because it is the only animal on the list to consider humans a regular part of its diet. It's just as likely to grab a human that strays too close to the water's edge as it would a wildebeest. Hundreds of people are killed by the Nile crocodile every year.

What is the most perfect predator? ›

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Which animal is the most powerful predator? ›

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Can a human fight a bear? ›

NO WAY absolutely NOT, bears are way bigger and stronger than humans and are better armed with sharp claws and 1000psi bite force.

Can you fight a lion? ›

Very Much Possible , It is possible both ways by melee weapons or bare handed . By melee weapons the chances are extremely high if the person fighting is very focused and not afraid.

Can a grown man fight a wolf? ›

Physically, a strong male human should be able to destroy a wolf. But mentally, probably not. The average wolf isn't even 40 kilos. So the human has the weight advantage.

Can gorilla fight lion? ›

A lion would almost certainly win in a fight against a gorilla. The reasoning should not be all that surprising. A lion will stalk and ambush a gorilla in the dense vegetation of their natural habitat by waiting until it's dark to have the edge. They have a good chance at ending the fight in seconds.

Can gorillas eat meat? ›

Gorillas stick to a mainly vegetarian diet, feeding on stems, bamboo shoots and fruits. Western lowland gorillas, however, also have an appetite for termites and ants, and break open termite nests to eat the larvae.

Can gorillas punch? ›

Great apes like chimps, bonobos and gorillas can't make fists with their hands, so they can't actually punch, making it difficult to directly compare our fighting abilities with theirs.

Why do gorillas kiss? ›

They kiss for reassurance, and to firm up their relationships with other members of the community.” It's been reported that bonobos are among the most prolific kissers — they have been reported kissing and nibbling for up to 12 minutes straight.

Do gorillas give kisses? ›

The moment a mother gorilla first kisses her newborn baby was caught on camera. Shortly after giving birth to her son, Calaya, a western lowland gorilla, was filmed kissing him repeatedly on the lips as she cradles him.

Do gorillas cry? ›

Gorillas may cry out as vocalizations, but they actually don't produce tears like humans do when we cry. Gorillas produce tears in order to lubricate their eyes, but tear production as a form of distress is completely unique to humans within the primate species!

Who is the main character in A Fish Called Wanda? ›

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Is A Fish Called Wanda worth watching? ›

A Fish Called Wanda is a masterful blend of comedy and crime. The cast is able to shine because of their talent and they can rely on the well written script. If you haven't seen this classic, I suggest you check it out!

Who stuttered in A Fish Called Wanda? ›

And in 1988, Cleese caught flak from the National Stuttering Project, whose members were upset with Michael Palin's stuttering character in MGM's A Fish Called Wanda.

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Taylor Swift has an estimated net worth of $450 Million in the year 2022. She has built her million-dollar empire through music records and singing tours. Her beautiful face has also made her a modeling for many brands and magazine covers, so she endorses various brands.

How rich is Steve Harvey? ›

With a worth of $280 million, Steve Harvey is a millionaire.

How rich is Bruce Willis? ›

As of November 2022, Bruce Willis' net worth is $250 Million, and he is one of the richest actors worldwide.

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Florida-native Ricou Browning played the creature (Gill Man) in water and Hollywood actor Ben Chapman played him on land. The water scenes were filmed at Wakulla Springs, while the sequel was filmed in Jacksonville, Marineland, and Silver Springs. Both were originally shown in 3-D.

Where did they film the beach scene in rogue one? ›

Star Wars Rogue One Filming in Maldives for Planet Scarif. The rebellion shot running on Maldives Beach !

Was Jaws filmed in Georgia? ›

The work of up-and-coming director Steven Spielberg, dealing with pneumatically-powered prop sharks and seasick actors, came to be seen as the first-ever summer blockbuster. Though the film takes place in the fictional town of Amity Island in New York, it was actually filmed throughout Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

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Is Peterborough a rich area? ›

Peterborough is home to many spectacular streets which only the wealthiest among us can afford. While many of us may not get the privilege of living in these expensive areas there's no harm in having a nose into the houses along them.

Is the Black Lagoon a real place? ›

A number of people wonder if Black Lagoon is a real place. The film was shot majorly in parts of Silver Springs in Florida. The location showcased in Creature from the Black Lagoon has been created to suit the plot.

Is the Monster House real? ›

It's reasonable to assume the small towns of America are full of evil, dilapidated houses that eat people. I mean, just look at them. Totally probable. But there is only one town that holds the title as the real life home of the Monster House, and that is Mayville, Wisconsin.

Where is the black lagoon located? ›

Their base of operations is located in the fictional harbor city of Roanapur in east Thailand near the border of Cambodia (somewhere in the Amphoe Mueang Trat district, likely on the mainland north/northeast of the Ko Chang island or on the island itself).

What was the planet that blew up in Rogue One? ›

The destruction of Jedha City was depicted in the 2016 Anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The first footage of the event was shown in the first Rogue One trailer on August 11, 2016. In Star Wars Legends, the event where the Death Star tested its superweapon was identified as the Destruction of Despayre.

Was the crocodile in rogue real? ›

The crocodile photos in the bar are real. The rope sequence was shot over the course of four nights. Sam Worthington did his own stunt when he falls off the boat. Mia Wasikowska contracted heat stroke during one especially hot day of shooting.

What river is rogue based on? ›

Like Wolf Creek, Greg McLean claims that he based Rogue (very loosely) on a true story – that of Sweetheart, a seventeen-foot crocodile that attacked boats (although was not known to have killed anybody) on the Finniss River in the Northern Territories in the late 1970s.

Was the first shark caught in Jaws real? ›

The first shark killed on the docks, which is supposed to be the "man-eater" in the movie, was actually a real shark killed in Florida since there was not a big enough one in Martha's Vineyard.

Is there a real Amity Island? ›

2. Martha's Vineyard played the role of Amity Island ... because of a storm. Most fans know that the famed New England island, with its deep offshore waters and sandy beaches, was the real-life version of novelist Peter Benchley's fictional Amity Island from the book.

Are the shooting stars in Jaws real? ›

Award-winning visual effects artist Todd Vaziri attempted to debunk the myth of Jaws' shooting stars in 2018 (via Twitter), claiming that neither is real. Instead, the streak of light's reaction to motion blur effects points to the shark movie's CGI.


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