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Encyclopedia > Quint (Jaws character)
Robert Shaw as Captain Quint

Quint is a fictional character appearing in the 1974 novel Jaws by Peter Benchley, and in the 1975 film Jaws, which was directed by Steven Spielberg. In both the novel and the film, he is portrayed as a shark fisherman. In the novel, he appears as a bald, weathered, burly man who never wears sunglasses. In the film he was portrayed by actor Robert Shaw. Image File history File links Robert_Shaw_as_Quint_in_the_movie_'Jaws'_(1976). ... Image File history File links Robert_Shaw_as_Quint_in_the_movie_'Jaws'_(1976). ... Robert Shaw as Quint in Jaws. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 11, 2006) was an American author best known for writing the novel Jaws and co-writing the screenplay for its highly successful film adaptation. ... Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 11, 2006) was an American author best known for writing the novel Jaws and co-writing the screenplay for its highly successful film adaptation. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Orca (Jaws boat) be merged into this article or section. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... A fisherman in central Chile A Long Island fisherman cleans his nets A fisherman (in recent years sometimes called a fisher to be non-gender specific), is a person who engages in the activity of fishing. ... Robert Shaw as Quint in Jaws. ...

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Film

Quint is hired to kill the monster great white shark that terrorizes the fictional New England town of Amity Island. He boards his fishing boat, the Orca, with Matt Hooper, an ichthyologist, and Martin Brody, the local chief of police. This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Orca sharkfishing boat Orca was a fishing boat described in novelized form by Peter Benchley in the book Jaws, and later in the like titled 1975 motion picture Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg. ... Ichthyology is the branch of zoology devoted to the study of fish. ...


Eventually the shark sinks the Orca, and Quint screams as he slides into the shark's mouth and is devoured alive while stabbing the shark with a machete. This does not cite its references or sources. ...


Novel

Quint's death is portrayed differently in the original novel. Harpooning the shark to death, Quint gets tangled by the lines, and is drowned when he is dragged down by the sinking shark corpse. His end parallels that of another obsessed harpooning ship captain, Captain Ahab from Moby Dick. Moby-Dick book cover Moby-Dick - the official title of the first edition - is a novel by Herman Melville. ... Moby-Dick[1] is a novel by Herman Melville. ...


The Indianapolis

Quint relates the story of his experience aboard the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis during World War II, a real-life vessel which was sunk by a Japanese submarine after delivering the final components of the "Little Boy" bomb to Tinian. The survivors floated for days in the wreckage and watched hundreds of their shipmates die from wounds, burns, dehydration and shark attacks. USS Indianapolis (CA-35) was a Portland-class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy. ... A post-war Little Boy casing mockup. ... Saipan, Tinian & Aguiguan The atom bomb pit on Tinians North Field, where Little Boy was loaded aboard the Enola Gay Tinian Shinto shrine. ...


Inspiration

The character is popularly attributed to real-life Long Island shark fisherman Frank Mundus, though the book's author denies this. Craig Kingsbury, an islander on Martha's Vineyard, helped Spielberg and Shaw flesh out the character for the film. Fifty Years As A Hooker - the latest book by the fisherman Frank Mundus (born 1925) is a sport fisherman at Montauk, New York who is said to be the inspiration for Quint in the movie and book Jaws. ... Map of Marthas Vineyard. ...


In popular culture

  • In The Simpsons episode "Radio Bart", the man with the fishhook and chocolate bar is the character Quint.
  • Quint in Jaws (1975) was ranked #28 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
  • In the film The Master of Disguise, the main character disguises himself as Quint in a scene in an attempt to evade pursuers.
  • The character of T.S Quint in Mallrats is named after the character.

Simpsons redirects here. ... Radio Bart is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons third season. ... Premiere is an American and New York City-based film magazine published by Hachette Filipacchi Médias, beginning publication in 1987. ... The Master of Disguise is a film released in 2002 starring Dana Carvey, James Brolin and Brent Spiner. ... Mallrats is a 1995 film written and directed by Kevin Smith. ...

External links

  • Quint's U.S.S. Indianapolis monologue
  • Jaws fansite

 
 

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