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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’ was based on fact

LONDON - The success of Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’ may have been put down to Peter Benchley’s bestselling novel but the writer’s brilliant horror-thriller was actually based on fact.

Jaws grossed more than 1 billion pounds at the box office with its chilling scenes of a rogue shark lusting for blood, reports the Daily Express.

And now, it has emerged that the story of the killer Great White shark that brought terror to the fictitious American seaside resort of Amity Island in ‘Jaws’ was based on fact.

A new drama-documentary is set to reveal the story that helped inspire the Benchley’s novel.

‘Shark Rampage 1916′ will be screened on Discovery’s Animal Planet channel next month and tells the story of the summer a monster Great White stalked the New ­Jersey shoreline, leaving a trail of blood, gore and severed limbs. (ANI)

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