Is The Mayor from Jaws the Biggest Movie A-Hole of All Time?

Posted August 23, 2016 by Eoin Friel in Blogs

I used to think Ellis from Die Hard was the biggest asshole in cinema history but I was watching the original classic Jaws recently and I couldn’t get over what a total dick Mayor Larry Vaughn of Amity is.

The only thing he cares about is bringing people to the island for the 4th of July weekend so he can bring in lots of money.“I’m only trying to say that Amity is a summer town. We need summer dollars. Now, if the people can’t swim here, they’ll be glad to swim at the beaches of Cape Cod, the Hamptons, Long Island …”

I can understand that; sure there are people’s livelihoods at stake so you gotta keep the cash coming in or their lives may be ruined.

I would have to admit though that having my family eaten by a big ass shark would ruin my life more than closing a beach for the long weekend.

It’s only when his own family is on the beach during a shark attack that Larry decides to let Chief Brody kick the shark’s ass and save Amity with the help of a drunken Quint (Robert Shaw) and nerdy Hooper.

It always bothered me though that Larry himself doesn’t get fed to the man eating shark as let’s face it, he deserves it. But then one has to think that the awful blazer Larry wears may cause the shark to have major indigestion which could be classed as cruelty to animals.

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Eoin Friel

I started The Action Elite a few years ago; it's grown from strength to strength but now seems like the right time to expand. I've always loved different movie genres like horror, sci-fi and dramas so you'll see a wide range of different movies covered here.


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