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JAWS

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JAWS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 124m 3s

Release date 15/06/2012

BBFCInsight Contains moderate threat and occasional gory moments

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Steven Spielberg

Cast includes Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb, Jeffrey C. Kramer, Susan Backlinie, Jonathan Filley, Ted Grossman, Chris Rebello, Jay Mello, Lee Fierro, Jeffrey Voorhees, Craig Kingsbury, Dr. Robert Nevin, Peter Benchley

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 05/06/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

JAWS is a 1975 drama in which a small US island community is terrorised by a great white shark.

Theme

There are a number of frightening scenes in which the shark threatens or attacks humans.

Injury detail

Some of the shark attacks include sight of blood and brief gory images, including a spray of blood when a boy is attacked, and sight of a severed leg dropping to the bottom of the sea.

There is a brief scene of soft drug use as a marijuana joint is passed and smoked in the background during a party scene. Cigarette and pipe smoking is also shown in a number of scenes.

There is brief female breast nudity in a non-sexual context.

Mild bad language includes uses of 'shit', 'damned', 'God', 'Christ', 'bastards', 'goddamn', 'son of a bitch', 'crap', 'frigging', 'ass', 'screw around' and 'bloody'.

Details

Title
JAWS
Year
2012
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures Int (UK)
Classified date(s)
16/05/2012
Main language
English
Submitted run time
124m 3s
Approved footage
11164+8
BBFC reference
BFF040209
Registration number
CFJ26029

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