A classic film released in 1975, about a Great White shark that stalks a summer beach community. It stars Roy Scheider as Chief of Police Martin Brody, Richard Dreyfuss as icthylogist Matt Hooper and Robert Shaw as Captain Quint. It was directed by Steven Spielberg.

In the movie, after the brutal attack on a skinny-dipping woman by a shark and later on the same fate of a little boy, Brody and Hooper try to convince the mayor Larry Vaughan (played by Murray Hamilton) to close the beaches in the interest of people's lives. However, Mayor Vaughan continuously refuses to do so because he's interested in keeping the town's public image good and making money. After an attack on the beaches on the Fourth of July, Brody and Hooper join Captain Quint, an Ahab-like shark-hunter to venture out into sea to kill the shark.

It is adapted from a Peter Benchley novel of the same title. However, the film is often considered better the book, because Peter Benchley has admitted that he only needed the story because someone offered him money to put the idea on paper, because of his financial problems at the time. I personally think the novel is pretty decent. However, many critics claim it is unprofessionaly written and that it doesn't focus enough on the story of the shark and the community.

The film won many awards, and it considered one of the greatest films ever.

Three sequels were made to Jaws, Jaws 2 in 1978, Jaws 3 (or Jaws 3-D, as it was released in 3-D) in 1983, and Jaws: The Revenge in 1987. Jaws: The Revenge and Jaws 3-D are considered to take place in alternate scenarios, as they have been said to contradict each other. Also, Jaws: The Revenge is frequently voted as one of the worst films ever made, although it does have Michael Caine and Mario Van Peebles.

Also, Jaws took two years to make, and is definitely one of the hardest films ever made, or to make. The mechanical shark failed often, actors would get stressed out, but the film came out as the ultimate classic nonetheless.
Jaws is definitely a classic, but Jaws: The Revenge, the fourth in series, is listed on such sites as IMDb and move polls as one of the worst films ever.
by TheLiberalWhoIsACatholic March 24, 2009
Crab walking around naked with a hard on while singing the Jaws theme song.
My girl was playing hide and seek the pussy, so I pulled a Jaws on her.
by fresh201 October 30, 2011
Acronym for Just at Work
I M JAW
She is JAW
He is JAW goofing off
by EStarr August 27, 2009
the fleshy outer lips
She got her some BIG JAWS on'at pussy!
by ninon March 28, 2006
A 1975 classic about a Great White Shark that terrorises a small town. It is IMO The greatest film ever made
Guy 1: Movie night tonight?
Guy 2: Sure what film?
Guy 1: Well it's the start of the summer. So jaws
by Rogue_Shark March 07, 2015
To hit someone in an attempt to break or damage another's jaw bone.
That cracker was trying to talk jive to me, so I told him, "Fuck off, or I'm going to jaw you!"

He was talking shit. So I jawwed him.
by Belligerent Pandering June 06, 2014
A boy who has an abnormally large jaw
Look out! Jaws is coming!
by flmnm83 December 14, 2010
A guy who bites a girls lip while hooking up
Harrison went Jaws on Claudia.
by Unknown26347788 November 30, 2007

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