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Jaws the revenge did indeed have the ludicrous plot device whereby old Mrs
Brody decides to get well away from the shark threat once and for all... by
moving to the Bahamas (I'd of thought Las Vegas might have been a safer
bet). We see her get on the plane with a nervous backwards glance
(presumably just making sure that the old great white hadn't been able to
get a seat in economy), and then see her plane land, and at the same moment,
a fin appears in the bay. That's right a great white has kept pace with a
IIRC correctly, some American comedian did a whole routine at Montreal's
comedy festival on how bad this film was.
'Killerfish' was pretty good, but the best of this kind of film is John
Sayles' 'Alligator', now pretty true with the one in central park's lake...
(or was it just Hillary taking a swim?).
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> > > ... we in Florida have several invasive
> > > plant species (eg- australian "pine" and melaleuca) which they can
> > > come and take back any time they'd like ;-) They also share a problem
> > > that we have with "marine toads" or "cane toads".
> > >
> >Several years ago, everyone was worrying about the walking catfish
> >invasion here (I'm in Florida, too), but I don't hear much about them
> >any more.
> I'm not familiar with the walking catfish invasion of Florida. In one
> respect walking catfish are cool because they are weakly analogous to the
> forms which made the transition from "fish" to "amphibians" (or the
> to tetrapod transition?) way back when.
> >Whatever happened with them?
> >I AM concerned about a possible piranha transplantation.
> > >
> Do you remember the rumors of piranhas being found in some Florida
> back in the late 70's or there abouts? If anything substantive it probably
> shows how the exotic pet trade can impact local ecosystems. I'm actually
> more concerned with the shark problem we seem to be having on our shores
> lately. Bull sharks have featured quite prominently.
> Ah, I can remember all them fish exploitation movies I grew up with
> featuring menacing sharks, piranhas and barracudas. They got lots of
> out of "Jaws". Didn't the vengeful mechanical ersatz shark follow the
> clan to the Bahamas in the last installment? The marine park centered
> 3" was horrible and far fetched enough. They should have ended it when the
> roboshark clamped down on an underwater cable in "Jaws 2".
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