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Robert Shaw was awesome in this movie


I don't even care if he is somewhat of a variation of the Quint character, Shaw's Romer Treece is a badass. A little eccentric and a little crazy; nevertheless he is a man dedicated to his work and holds some real honor. Well done to the late mr. Shaw.

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yes--and I liked the way the relationship with Nolte and Bisset changes from the first meeting, where Treece says 'you've not been asked for lunch'; and it turns into a historical detective story. A good movie. Odd and sad how Shaw died not long after the movie came out.

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Agree completely. He was very believable in this film.

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He's great it, no doubt. Thoroughly entertaining. And really, I don't find him to be all that similar to Quint, apart from being a seaman. Treece is much more refined and sophisticated.

And I love the competitiveness between him and Nolte. From what I understand, that is very much like the real Shaw. There's a hilarious scene where Treece offers Nolte some rum, which Nolte very enthusiastically accepts. Treece then responds, "Oh, well I never drink before I dive." Love that stuff!

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I thought his character was extremely different than Quint other than the fact he's a PB creation and works in the ocean.

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This film might not be as good as 'Jaws' but I reckon Robert Shaw's character is more interesting than Quint. I liked Eli Wallach's old seadog character as well.

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