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Although not as financially or critically successful as many of Spielberg's other films, it received belated popularity after an expanded version aired on ABC and its subsequent broadcasts on cable television and home video reissues, raising it to cult status. Co-writer Gale stated the plot is loosely based on what has come to be known as the Great Los Angeles Air Raid of as well as the bombardment of the Ellwood oil refinerynear Santa Barbaraby a Japanese submarine. Many other events in the film were based on real incidents, including the Zoot Suit Riots and an incident in which the U.
Some of the best scenes in film came from eliciting bonafide reactions of surprise, sadness, and occasional terror from the actors. The red-herring shark killed early in the film was a real shark that had been killed in Florida, and the first robot-jaws they tried out sunk to the bottom of the ocean. The actress who portrays Magda Goebbels Corinna Harfouch had to repeatedly stop filming, as she broke down crying at the idea of a mother murdering her own children.
Along with being a stuntwoman specializing in swimming work, she was also an animal trainer,  she currently works as a computer accountant in her home of Ventura, California. Backlinie's appearance in Jaws took three days to shoot, with Backlinie strapped into a harness while the crew struggled to get the desired effects. When Jaws co-star Richard Dreyfuss saw a daily of her performance of being attacked by the shark, he told her it absolutely terrified him.
With alcohol and adrenaline running through her veins after a late night Amity Island beach party, the youngster stripped out of her clothes and dove into the gray, sparkling water. As her drunken partner dozed obliviously in the sand, Chrissie was about to die one of the most horrible, visceral deaths in the history of cinema — and you never even see her killer. The actress who played Chrissie, Susan Backlinie, was no stranger to the briny deep.
Please refresh the page and retry. Alonzo Ward is proud of his role in shark movie history. They airbrushed me out for the back of the DVD.
According to our records, Susan Backlinie is possibly single. We have no records of past relationships for Susan Backlinie. Susan Backlinie is a 72 year old American Actress.
Susan Backlinie made quite an impression skinny dipping at the beginning of Steven Spielberg 's smash-hit Jaws and offering up quite the tasty morsel for Bruce the Shark. Who could resist that meal? That was Susan's debut and typecast her as a grisly treat for ravenous beasts.