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Blood in the Water (film)

Blood in the Water is a television film that aired on the Discovery Channel in 2009. It was directed by Richard Bedser. It is based on a true-life series of shark attacks that became the inspiration for Peter Benchley's novel Jaws.[1] It was the season premiere of Shark Week on August 2 for the 2009 season.[2]

Blood in the Water
Written byRichard Bedser
Ed Fields
Directed byRichard Bedser
StarringJohn Hunerlach
Ryland Alexander
Pierre Blanc
Peter Brooke
Theme music composerJoel Douek
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Richard Bedser
Phil Craig
CinematographyMalcolm Mclean
Editor(s)Peter Miller
Running time120 minutes
Original release
  • August 2, 2009 (2009-08-02)


Blood in the Water tells the story of a series of shark attacks, that occurred on the New Jersey shore during the summer of 1916. Five people were attacked over the course of 12 days. The Jersey Shore attacks triggered a nationwide panic. It also details how scientists views on sharks and the threat they posed to humans changed in the wake of the attacks.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Shark Week is back on Discovery Channel -- and at Oregon Coast Aquarium". Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  2. ^ "Discovery Channel looks to regain its bite with its favorite franchise, Shark Week -". The Daily Herald. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  3. ^ "Blood in the Water". Retrieved 2016-02-06.

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