JAWS "Bruce" Movie T-Shirt. This Vintage tee features front and back original art from the 1975 cult classic movie Jaws! Jaws is a 1975 American horror thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel. The police chief of Amity Island, a fictional summer resort town, tries to protect beachgoers from a giant great white shark by closing the beach, only to be overruled by the town council, which wants the beach to remain open to draw a profit from tourists during the summer season. After several attacks, the police chief enlists the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter.