Where Were You When "Jaws" Was Released?

Few films truly forever affect a person, but the 1975 film, "Jaws," by Steven Spielberg was spot-on with his June release. It was the heart of movie-going season, summer break, time to vacation at the beach. It was the perfect storm!

Do you remember how "Jaws" affected you the Summer of 75? 

Swimming in the ocean? Swimming at the lake? Swimming in a pool? It didn't matter, what lurked beneath your kicking feet deep in the water's volume, you had to wonder. Once the image of the shark pulling you under came to mind,  you were kicking harder to get out and tan instead. 

The summer of '75 will go down in history as being one of the biggest high-impact films on man's every day life. Usually you could shake a movie off, go back out into the sunshine and discuss where you were headed to for lunch. 

Not anymore. 

That summer, the very vacations we craved were suddenly fraught with potential blood in the water. 

Let's look at some 1975 trivia while we listen to the happy tune that set the stage of fear - 

Several decades after the release of Jaws (1975), Lee Fierro, who played Mrs. Kintner, walked into a seafood restaurant and noticed that the menu had an "Alex Kintner Sandwich." She commented that she had played his mother so many years ago; the owner of the restaurant ran out to meet her, and he was none other than Jeffrey Voorhees, who had played her son. They had not seen each other since the original movie shoot. (IMDB)

The director nicknamed the shark “Bruce” after his lawyer, Bruce Ramer, who also currently represents other celebrities like Demi Moore, Ben Stiller, and Clint Eastwood. (Mentalfloss

The production crew wasn’t allowed to build sets for movie scenes on FVineyard, save for the set of Quint’s boathouse. Town officials only gave their consent because the crew agreed to build on an abandoned lot, tear down after, and replace everything that had been there—including the pre-existing trash on the ground. (RD)

If you're really sentimental about the film (my favorite movie of all time), consider getting a collectible to keep around and remember.