What's the Difference between Jaws the Book and Jaws the Movie?



Released: 1974
Author: Peter Benchley


Released: 1975
Director: Steven Spielberg
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In the Book In the Movie
Martin Brody
Martin Brody
Portrayed by: Roy Scheider
Matt Hooper
Matt Hooper
Portrayed by: Richard Dreyfuss
Sam Quint
Sam Quint
Portrayed by: Robert Shaw
Jaws Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Chief Brody's wife has an affair with Hooper. This doesn't happen.
   Hooper goes into the shark cage to attempt to kill the shark with a boom stick. He wants to use a hypodermic needle to inject the fish with strychnine.
   Jaws crushes Hooper's cage and kills him. Jaws attempts to crush the cage and gets stuck in it's remains allowing Hooper to escape and live.
   Quint harpoons the shark and then gets his foot tangled in some lines and is pulled under the water to his death. Jaws attacks the boat and Quint falls down into his mouth and is eaten.
   Each day Body, Quint and Hooper return to shore to try again the next day to kill the shark. They stay out on the water without returning.
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