How old were you when you first saw Jaws?

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  1. Rockdog

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    In its entirety ? From start to finish ?

    Never . Just bits and pieces .

    Mass hysteria crowd movies don’t do it for me .

    I wish they did .
     
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    I saw it when it came out...I was born in '70, so about 5-6 years old. Yeah.....and I lived in Florida.....not too cool.
     
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    12 and living on Long Island, already had my first boat.
     
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    I was 8 when I Saw John Carpenter's The Thing.

    It creeped me for a while.

    Jaws was not that much of a business.
     
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    Saw it when it first came out - was 21 y/o.

    The film gave a friend a lifelong terror of sharks, to such a degree that while on holiday in Cornwall UK, the sighting of a harmless Basking Shark several miles offshore scared him so much that he wouldn't even go on the beach for the remainder of his break! What a complete and utter dickhead.
     
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    I was 10. It came out just a couple of weeks after my dad died suddenly, and I spent a LOT of time going to movie theaters that summer for much needed escapism. In fact, in the town where I went to school, there was a small, single screen theater showing Jaws where I spent the day watching it repeatedly, probably four times in a row.

    Still have a TON of affection for that film, and I always use it as a great example of disproving the old "the book is always better than the movie" theory.
     
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    My kids saw it at that age. They are huge horror fans (like their Mother) so it was no biggie for them. Heck, Jaws is Barney the Dinosaur compared to some of the stuff they have watched with their Mom. Everybody is different. I can't watch a lot of what they watch, I go in bedroom and put on ESPN...:)
     
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    Rough to lose your dad so young.

    Dig your Wicker Man avatar!
     
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    Indeed, basking sharks might as well be whales.
     
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    Now, The Wicker Man would have freaked me out at 10! ;)
     
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    The Wicker Man freaks me out now! (Assuming you mean the Christopher Lee original). :eek:
     
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    66.
     
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    ...big, bad and pissed off...
     
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    I was really into surfing when it came out, so I specifically avoided it. Never gonna watch it.

    Later on in life about mid-way during a Triathlon swim around the Santa Cruz pier, something very large hit my thigh and I turned in my fastest swim of ever that day.
     
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    I was probably 7 or 8 and saw it on HBO. I do remember being weirded out about swimming in a pool not long after seeing it.

    The shark was named Bruce after Spielberg's lawyer.
     
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    I don't remember exactly. I was in my late 20s. I rented it some time around '84 or 85.
     
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    I was already old enough to be be a certified and experienced SCUBA diver and being underwater from then on was never quite the same.
     
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    Hmm, I guess I gotta admit, upon further consideration, that skinny dipping in the ocean at night doesn't hold the same allure as it did before the movie. :(
     
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    I'm 66. If you like thrillers, Jaws and The Exorcist are classics of the form (and as mentioned above, not nearly as gruesome or tedious as a lot of current cable TV shows).

    Don't bother with Dark Side. Heard it once. A real disappointment to die-hard Floyd fans. It was where they decided to step out of the psychedilic shadows and become a pop band. Total waste of good vinyl.
     
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