45 Years Ago

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by black_doug, May 29, 2020.

  1. black_doug

    black_doug Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    63
    Posts:
    2,285
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Tom: What's your name again?

    Christine: Chrissie.

    Tom: Where are we going?

    Christine: Swimming!

    Teeth.jpg
     
  2. Preacher

    Preacher Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,806
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Location:
    Big D
    FORTY FIVE YEARS?

    Your gonna need a bigger boat.

    That movie made me not want to take a bath for a week.
     
  3. black_doug

    black_doug Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    63
    Posts:
    2,285
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Great cast, suspenseful plot, memorable lines, and all supported by John Williams' minimalist soundtrack.
     
    djh22 and nojazzhere like this.
  4. kingofdogs1950

    kingofdogs1950 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    69
    Posts:
    1,071
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Location:
    Franklin, Texas
    An all-time favorite movie.

    M
     
    djh22, nojazzhere and black_doug like this.
  5. rickthescot

    rickthescot Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    966
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    Location:
    Texas
    Robert Shaw, can't get enough of him in that one. Total bad a$$ ole dude.
     
  6. stxrus

    stxrus Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    68
    Posts:
    4,681
    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Location:
    St. Croix, USVI
    Wow, really? 45 years. A great movie that scared the bejeezus out of me and most of the world.
    The sad part was it created a hatred for and fear of sharks that was not necessary
    It’s a movie that holds strong today.
     
  7. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Posts:
    6,809
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    Location:
    central ky
    I saw it in the theater at least 5 times! one of the best movies ever made.
     
    black_doug likes this.
  8. Fretting out

    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    28
    Posts:
    4,067
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2019
    Location:
    Land of Mary
    Haha

    I think it was on HBO when I was 5 or 6 and my mother let me watch it against my fathers wishes and yup same thing, I thought sharks were gonna be in the bathtub and toilet!
     
    SnidelyWhiplash and black_doug like this.
  9. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,878
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2012
    Location:
    South Louisiana
    Mom and dad brought me with them to the theatre to see it.
    I was 7 years old.
    I remember hiding behind the seats when the one eyed dude fell out the bottom of the sailboat.
    Freaky.
    Took me a while to get over that.
    My parents were not reckless with that kind of thing, still not sure why I was in there.
    Guess there wasn’t a babysitter for date night!!!

    Regardless, it is one of my top 5 movies.
     
    Fretting out and black_doug like this.
  10. drf64

    drf64 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    56
    Posts:
    8,359
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Location:
    Ada, MI
    “What are ya, a half-assed astronaut?”
     
    Engine Swap and black_doug like this.
  11. stxrus

    stxrus Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    68
    Posts:
    4,681
    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Location:
    St. Croix, USVI
    My BIL was so scared by Jaws he wouldn’t go into any saltwater body of water for years
    When I taught him to dive his fear was so great I expected him to bail on his checkout dives. He did well.
    When he was down here for my 50th anniversary dives we had grey reefs on every dive. He said it still gets his heart rate up but the fear is not what it used to be
     
    black_doug likes this.
  12. Fretting out

    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    28
    Posts:
    4,067
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2019
    Location:
    Land of Mary
    When I saw it at 5 or 6 I remember the guy in the dinky row boat having his leg bit off and you see it float to the bottom, that’s the part that scarred me, I still have a severed limb aversion
     
    SnidelyWhiplash likes this.
  13. Fretting out

    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    28
    Posts:
    4,067
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2019
    Location:
    Land of Mary
    To clarify for us non diver folks your talking about grey reef sharks right?

    Are they fairly docile ? Like nurse sharks (or so the discovery channel leads me to believe)
     
  14. stxrus

    stxrus Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    68
    Posts:
    4,681
    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Location:
    St. Croix, USVI
    ANY shark can be dangerous. Even the Nurse Shark can be dangerous
    Grey Reef Sharks can be aggressive but typically could care less about humans. The same with Hammerheads, Atlantic White Tips, Black Tips, Silky, and most other sharks.
    The ones that I’m most leery of are Bull & Tiger
    Ive only seem Great Whites from the air as they feasted on a calf whale carcass between here and STT
     
    Fretting out likes this.
  15. David Barnett

    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    63
    Posts:
    12,715
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    The Far-Flung Isles of Langerhans

    Why, does BO repel sharks?
     
  16. GibbyTwin

    GibbyTwin Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    471
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Location:
    somewhere between Asbury Park and Atlantic City
    Fun movie that shook me up a bit at the time....kind of spoiled swimming in the surf for me that summer. Good times! :)
     
    black_doug likes this.
  17. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    68
    Posts:
    11,788
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Location:
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    That was one film I had actually read the book before the film was even made. Part of me kept thinking "this" is missing or "that" is not there when I saw the movie.......but the biggest part of me was scared to pieces. I, too, can't believe it's been forty-five years. Time flies! ;)
     
    beagle and black_doug like this.
  18. stxrus

    stxrus Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    68
    Posts:
    4,681
    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Location:
    St. Croix, USVI
    I read the book way after the movie. Benchley said he was bummed about the way sharks were perceived after the movie
    Beautiful creatures that should be protected
     
  19. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Posts:
    15,152
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    Kimberton
    A rare movie that was better than the book.
    And it wasn't directed by Kubrick.
     
    nojazzhere and black_doug like this.
  20. beagle

    beagle Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    61
    Posts:
    3,639
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Me too. I still love the film though, I watched it again a few weeks ago, but I'm sure there were bits missing.
     
    black_doug and nojazzhere like this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.