Was Jaws based off a true story?
Jaws is not a true story. It is based on Peter Benchley’s novel of the same name. The Jaws author had a lifelong fascination with sharks and said that he came up with the concept for the novel after reading about a great white shark that had been caught by fisherman Frank Mundus in 1964 (pictured below).
What true story is great white based on?
The thriller is based on the true events of seaplane operators and couple Kaz Fellows (Bowden) and Charlie Brody (Aaron Jakubenko, Neighbours) whose plane is chartered by Joji Minase (Tim Kano, Neighbours), his wife Michelle (Kimie Tsukakoshi, The Family Law) and cook Benny (Te Kohe Tuhaka, Find Me a Maori Bride).
Is Jaws 2 Based on a true story?
Quint was an entirely fictional character, but he told the true-life tale well. It was this real-life shark horror story that was intended to form the basis of Jaws 2, a prequel rather than a sequel. Unfortunately, Spielberg decided against making the movie.