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Grizzly (1976)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  21 May 1976 (USA)
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A fifteen foot tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park. Christopher George leaps into the carnage to stop it.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kelly
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Don
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Scott
Joan McCall ...
Allison
Joe Dorsey ...
Kittridge
Charles Kissinger ...
Dr.Hallitt
Kermit Echols ...
Corwin
Tom Arcuragi ...
Tom
Victoria Johnson ...
Gail (as Vicki Johnson)
Kathy Rickman ...
June (as Catherine Rickman)
Mary Ann Hearn ...
Margaret
Harvey Flaxman ...
Reporter
Mike Clifford ...
Pat
David Newton ...
Mike
Mike Gerschefski ...
George
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Storyline

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 Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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18 Feet of Man-Eating Terror! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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21 May 1976 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 684,572 (Sweden)
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Trivia

Susan Backlinie:  Uncredited, the first victim of the shark in Jaws (1975) as a victim of the grizzly bear. See more »

Goofs

Don says he will never kill another thing again. But through the entire film he is trying to kill a grizzly bear. See more »

Quotes

Ranger Michael Kelly: Bears don't eat people!
Dr. Hallitt: This one did.
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Followed by Grizzly II: The Concert (1987) See more »

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Music Composed and Conducted by Robert O. Ragland
Lyrics by Aruther Hamilton
Music Arranged by Jack Hayes and Robert O. Ragland
Orchestrated by Jack Hayes
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A for effort, D for end product
8 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What starts with a promising premise, ends with just another weak attempt to cash in on the Jaws phenomena. Here a killer Grizzly Bear wreaks havoc on a wilderness resort. Of course the local government insists on hushing up the several early casualties of this bear, which turns out to be a prehistoric type of Brown Bear. The creature just isn't effective because we ultimately have to see it. It's similar to the disappointment of seeing the shark in Jaws. Just too fake. Maybe with the CGI capabilities of today, a remake would be much more successful. Although the performances vary from pretty good, to downright Shelly Winters awful, Richard Jaeckle (great character actor) saves this film from being a total wash. His portrayal of the experienced tracker, hunting the bear (note hunting, not your typical idiot trying to "capture" a killer beast), is probably the only character the audience empathizes with. *Note there's the requisite woman getting nude despite there being no logical or realistic reason for such a happening. She just gets the urge to bathe underneath a waterfall, whilst in the midst of looking for signs of the killer bear. Thankfully she's quickly dispatched in a very awkward bear hug death. Latent sexual overtones there.


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