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13 Key Differences Between Jaws The Book And The Film

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Brody and his wife Ellen argue, Ellen missing the swanky life she had before marriage to Brody.

1 Brody and his wife banter about Amity dialects, Ellen later suggesting they "get drunk and fool around."

Hooper is a well to do Ivy league egomaniac.

2 Hooper is Richard Dreyfuss at his most charming.

Hooper and Ellen have an affair (he is the younger brother of a guy she once dated) including seedy liaisons in an out of town motel.

3 Hooper and Ellen have a dinner with Brody and she embarrassingly asks him if he's "in sharks."

Deputy Hendricks pulls the shark tooth from Ben Gardner's dry-docked boat — he doesn't drop it.

4 Matt Hooper pulls the shark tooth from Ben Gardner's sunken boat — oops!

Mayor Vaughn is under pressure from the mafia to keep the beaches open: the mob have invested in Amity real estate and want to keep the value sky high.

5 Mayor Vaughn is under pressure from hoteliers, local businesses and his own greed to keep the beaches open.

Newspaper man Harry Meadows has a much bigger role, hushing up the shark attack, uncovering Mayor Vaughn's underworld connections and hiring Ichthyologist Matt Hooper.

6 Newspaper man Harry Meadows is a bit part played by co-screenwriter Carl Gottlieb.

Brody tries to strangle Hooper on deck due to suspicions of affair.

7 Brody edges out to the bow of the boat so that Hooper can take a picture.

Quint shoots beer cans on deck using a makeshift skeet launcher — taunts Hooper for not joining in.

8 Quint crushes beer cans on deck and tosses them overboard — Hooper taunts him by crushing a Styrofoam coffee cup.

Quint uses illegally caught unborn dolphin as bait.

9 Brody uses fish guts (chum) as bait.

The Orca comes home each night.

10 The Orca stays on the seas.

Hooper is killed in the shark cage — hooray!

11 Hooper escapes from the shark cage — hooray!

Quint is killed by drowning: he is dragged under water after harpooning the shark and his foot gets caught in the rope.

12 Quint is killed by the shark eating him.

The shark dies by harpoon-inflicted wounds, just as he is about to chomp Brody.

13 The shark by Brody shooting an air canister lodged in the creature's jaws.