PlotAbout four years after the Amity Island shark attacks, two scuba divers find the deceased shark hunter Quint's sunken boat, the ''Orca'', on the seabed before they are suddenly attacked by a huge great white shark. Both divers are eaten, but one of them briefly manages to take a picture of the creature's profile. A few days later, the shark enters Amity Island's coastal waters, killing a water skier named Terry. Diane, the motorboat driver and Terry's mother, is attacked by the shark and she tries to defend herself with gasoline and a flare gun, but the fuel ignites and she dies when the motorboat explodes. The explosion is witnessed by Tina Wilcox (Ann Dusenberry), her boyfriend Eddie Marchand (Gary Dubin), and a senior citizen on the porch of her house by the beach. The shark survives, but is burned on the right side of its head.
At that time Deputy Hendricks is on board a patrol boat with some men dragging the area for the missing divers when they are suddenly dragged by a ...
About four years after the Amity Island shark attacks, two scuba divers find the deceased shark hunter Quint's sunken boat, the ''Orca'', on the seabed before they are suddenly attacked by a huge great white shark. Both divers are eaten, but one of them briefly manages to take a picture of the creature's profile. A few days later, the shark enters Amity Island's coastal waters, killing a water skier named Terry. Diane, the motorboat driver and Terry's mother, is attacked by the shark and she tries to defend herself with gasoline and a flare gun, but the fuel ignites and she dies when the motorboat explodes. The explosion is witnessed by Tina Wilcox (Ann Dusenberry), her boyfriend Eddie Marchand (Gary Dubin), and a senior citizen on the porch of her house by the beach. The shark survives, but is burned on the right side of its head.
At that time Deputy Hendricks is on board a patrol boat with some men dragging the area for the missing divers when they are suddenly dragged by a powerful force. It turns out they are snagged on an undersea electrical cable line. Police Chief Martin Brody, however, fears another great white shark is turning Amity into its hunting ground. Hendricks finds the underwater camera left by the divers prior to this. Brody sends it to the local shop to have the film developed.
In addition to these incidents, a dead 7.5 meter (24.75 feet) killer whale is beached at a nearby lighthouse with large wounds all over its body which Brody believes were caused by a great white shark. Like before, Mayor Larry Vaughn doubts that the town has another shark problem and warns Brody not to press the issue, afraid that it will cause mass hysteria. Later, while driving along the beach, Brody spots a section of a ruined speedboat bobbing in the surf just off the beach. When he goes to retrieve it, he encounters Diane's burnt corpse.
Brody bans his 17-year-old son Mike from going sailing, for his safety, and finds him a summer job working at the beach. The following day, while Brody is in an observation tower, he sees a large shadow in the ocean moving towards the beach. Brody hastily orders everyone out of the water, and adds to the panic he causes by firing his revolver at the shadow, only to be told it is actually not a shark at all, but a harmless school of bluefish. Later that evening, he receives a close-up photo of the shark's face, recovered from the camera of the attacked divers. Brody shows it to Vaughn and the town council who are having a meeting at the time, but they decline to accept the evidence put in front of them, not wanting to close the beaches during the tourist season. Brody urges them to do something, saying that he does not want to "go through that hell again." In Amity, the tourist season is big money. Len Peterson (Joseph Mascolo), an Amity official who has built a new resort in the town to attract tourists, has convinced the town council to fire Brody. Deputy Hendricks is promoted to Brody's position.
The next morning, Mike sneaks out to go sailing with his friends after Brooke's cousin, Jackie (Donna Wilkes), encourages him to disobey his father, but he has to take his younger brother Sean with him just so his parents won't know about it. After Sean clumsily knocks over a bucket and argues with Mike and Andy, Marge, one of Mike's friends, offers to let Sean accompany her in her boat, Sean accepts the offer and Mike is OK with it, Jackie decides to join Mike and Andy, and Timmy invites Brooke to come with him. Later, they go past a group of divers led by Tom Andrews. Andrews comes face-to-face with the shark minutes after entering the water. He escapes but suffers an embolism due to rushing to the surface too fast. Tina and Eddie later encounter the shark when it hits their sailboat, killing and devouring the latter and leaving the former terrified and alone.
Brody and his wife Ellen find Andrews being put into an ambulance, and Brody suspects that something must have scared him to make him come up so fast. Hendricks informs Brody that Mike has gone out sailing to the lighthouse with his friends, so Brody insists on taking the police patrol boat to rescue them, with Ellen and Hendricks both joining him, even though he's no longer police chief. They find Tina's boat, and Tina, hiding in the hull. Tina, severely traumatized and in an obvious state of shock, confirms Brody's fears about the shark in the area when she screams out the word "Shark!" Hendricks and Ellen take Tina ashore in a passing boat, while Brody continues to search for the teenagers alone using the police launch.
All seems well with the other teenagers until the shark appears and hits Doug's (Keith Gordon) sail boat, causing panic as the other boats collide with each other. Mike is knocked unconscious and falls into the water. Sean, Marge, and Timmy also fall into the water. Polo gets Timmy into his boat and the two of them pull Mike out just as the shark approaches, almost eating his feet, and they take him back to the shore for medical help. The rest of the teens remain floating on the wreckage of tangled boats, helplessly drifting out towards the open sea. A harbor patrol marine helicopter arrives and a rope line is rigged to tow the boats to shore but, before the pilot can tow them, the shark attacks the chopper, causing it to capsize and sink and drowning the pilot. Sean and Bob (Billy Van Zandt) fall into the water when the shark attacks the boats, but Sean is quickly saved by Marge while Bob is saved by Larry Vaughn, Jr. and Patrick. As Marge tries to get back onto the boat, her hands slip on the wet hull, and she falls back into the water. The shark devours Marge (which is unseen), despite Sean's attempt to save her, scaring him and Jackie to death. Back at the mainland, Tina is sent to the hospital while a guilt-ridden Len Peterson profusely attempts to apologize to Ellen for not taking the shark situation seriously, but she angrily waves his apology aside and berates him for getting her husband fired and denying the shark's presence.
Brody finds Mike, who informs his father about the situation. His friends and Sean are drifting on the wreckage toward Cable Junction, a small rocky island housing an electrical relay station, with the open sea beyond it. Mike apologizes to his father for not knowing about the shark, Brody accepts his son's apology and tells him not to worry about it and instructs Mike, Timmy and Polo to go to the lighthouse and stay there. Brody quickly finds the teenagers, but the shark attacks again, startling Brody and causing him to run his boat aground on the rocks. Brody tries to tie a rope line and use the boat's motorized winch to pull the teens to safety, but he snags an underwater power cable instead. Most of the teenagers are tossed into the water during the shark's next attack, and they swim to safety on Cable Junction, though the shark grazes Lucy while Sean and Jackie are left marooned on one of the boats. Using an inflatable raft, Brody attracts the shark's attention by repeatedly hitting the power line with an oar; thus creating a rhythmic vibration under the water (which he learned from the expert, who examined the killer whale) and gets the shark to bite the power cable. The shark is electrocuted, and its charred remains sink to the bottom of the sea. The teenagers, overcome with shock and relief, rejoice. Brody then collects Sean and Jackie and paddles over to Cable Junction to await rescue with the other teenagers.
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