(via Jaws: Behind-the-Scenes Photos from the Hectic Shoot - Photo Essays - TIME)
Drama in the Water
Locals were paid to participate in the scene where panicked beachgoers rush out of the ocean. “I can remember being afraid of getting trampled,” said Lydia Mello, an extra. “People were tripping and falling all around. Some were only acting, others weren’t. It was pretty intense.” Above, Dwight Francis of Edgartown, volunteered for a dramatic close-up.