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2. That “Bigger Boat” Line Was Not in the Script

Perhaps the film’s most famous line is said by Police Chief Martin Brody, played by Roy Scheider. After seeing the wreckage caused by the monster shark, Brody exclaims, “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” According to the film’s screenwriter, this line wasn’t in the original script. Scheider ad libbed it on the set and the director kept it in.


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