The Jaws of July

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Some might argue and say Independence Day is the film to watch on July 4th. But, for others like me, it’s Jaws.


Jaws is the seventh highest grossing film of all time in the USA. Released on June 20, 1975, this film put 28-year-old filmmaker, Steven Spielberg on the map, and still holds up as a timeless classic.

After a young skinny-dipper is torn to shreds by a shark (not a boat accident!), the Amity Chief of police wants to close the beaches on the 4th of July. But, the Mayor won’t have it! Amity is a summer town that needs summer dollars!

So, before you hit the beach, light up the barbecues, and watch the fireworks, I highly recommend having breakfast with Chief Brody, Matt Hooper, and Captain Quint, as they pursue that man [and dog] eating Great White Shark.

“Smile, you sonofabitch!”

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