A fifteen-foot-tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park, leaving it up to a park ranger to save the day.

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Michael Kelly
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Don Stober
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Arthur Scott
Joan McCall ...
Allison Corwin
Joe Dorsey ...
Charley Kittridge
Charles Kissinger ...
Dr. Hallitt
Kermit Echols ...
Corwin
Tom Arcuragi ...
Tom
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Kathy Rickman ...
June (as Catherine Rickman)
Mary Ann Hearn ...
Margaret
Harvey Flaxman ...
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Mike Clifford ...
Pat
David Newton ...
Mike
Mike Gerschefski ...
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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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21 May 1976 (USA)  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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According to Wikipedia, "an independent horror film titled Claws starring Jason Evers and Leon Ames which is about a killer grizzly bear in Alaska was re-released in 1978 in Canada and Mexico as Grizzly 2, in an attempt to capitalize on the success of Grizzly (1976) even though it had no direct association". See more »

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When the body of Ranger Tom is shown after the tower collapse, there is a movement in his neck muscles. See more »

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Don: You're chasin' somethin' about the size of a D8 cat with teeth.
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What Makes a Man a Man?
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Music by Robert O. Ragland
Lyrics by Arthur Hamilton
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BIG critter in the woods!
19 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Generally after a movie comes out is when people , critics or whoever, begin making comparisons between it and other films.

If there happen to be any similarities at all then the film is labeled a rip-off and then sent off to the wonderful land of the back room shelf. This is one that I am glad stayed off the back room shelf, if anything, for nostalgic reasons.

Most film makers would tell you they were inspired by something whether it was "Spider Man" or "Black Narcissus" when they were a kid. It doesn't mean they directly ripped it off.

The story for "Grizzly" was written before "Jaws" came out, the writers didn't know each other, and though one might be able to draw parallels as far as the story goes it is not a "Jaws" rip-off. It's just that you have blood, guts and gore and so did Jaws which came out, theatrically, a year earlier.

One is on land and one is in the ocean...How exactly is that the same? No. The real rip-off movie of "Jaws" is the Italian movie "The Last Shark".

"Grizzly" came out in our nation's Bi-Centennial year. "Jaws" kept me out of the water and "Grizzly" kept me out of the woods for a LONG time. Even now though,31 years later, the film is still worth a look and it has some very interesting ideas represented and some very interesting camera shots and a couple of good scares.

Does it have a cheese factor? Of course, but overall it a pretty good low-budget flick which makes me think of guerrilla film-making and it makes the effort at trying to tell a good story..

I put it right in the middle of the scale and worth checking out depending on your own personal perception of what a monster movie should be .


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