A fifteen-foot grizzly bear figures out that humans make for a tasty treat. As a park ranger tries rallying his men to bring about the bear's capture or destruction, his efforts are thwarted by the introduction of dozens of drunken hunters into the area. Written by
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After the film had been distributed worldwide and had grossed a substantial profit of over $39 million, which made it the most successful independent motion picture of 1976, the film's distributor, Edward L. Montoro, and his Film Ventures International (FVI) decided to keep the profits without paying director William Girdler and the film's producers/writers David Sheldon and Harvey Flaxman. They sued, and Montoro was eventually ordered by the Los Angeles County Superior Court to pay the box office proceeds due to Girdler, Sheldon and Flaxman. See more »
I saw this in the theater when I was in the 3rd grade. At that age it made a big impression on me. The bear was ominous, frightening and powerful. Yes it was sort of a ripoff on 'Jaws'. But it still worked in its own way. It featured some taut actions scenes, and a gloomy style all its own. I watched it on late night TV many years later and still enjoyed it. Yea, it is a bit corny and lame for today's standards. But for me it's a trip down memory lane, and like all those other Horror movie aficionados, it has that 1970's charm that so few people appreciate. If I saw 'Grizzly' on TBS or some other network, I would assuredly watch it again.
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