Blood in the Water (film)

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Blood in the Water
Written by Richard Bedser
Ed Fields
Directed by Richard Bedser
Starring John Hunerlach
Ryland Alexander
Pierre Blanc
Peter Brooke
Theme music composer Joel Douek
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Richard Bedser
Phil Craig
Cinematography Malcolm Mclean
Editor(s) Peter Miller
Running time 120 minutes
Original release
  • August 2, 2009 (2009-08-02)

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 by Blood in the Water.[2]


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 trigger 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]


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