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Grizzly (1976)

An eighteen-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
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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An eighteen-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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21 May 1976 (USA)  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Harvey Flaxman: The co-screenwriter as a reporter by Kittridge's office. See more »

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Camera shadows visible in some scenes. See more »

Quotes

Kelly: [frustrated] But there's something I'm not doing!
Allison Corwin: [lighthearted] Sure, you're not killing the bear.
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Connections

Referenced in Snowbeast (1977) See more »

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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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Jaws in the woods
8 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rip-off of "Jaws". A giant grizzly bear is (inexplicably) attacking humans in a forest. It's up to Christopher George and friends to track him down.

I saw this in a theatre when I was 14 and never forgot it. At the time it (sort of) scared me. The bear itself I thought looked kind of cuddly--even when it was growling and showing its fangs. The attacks were (for a PG movie) pretty bloody and had me actually cringing in my seat! The show stoppers were when a little boy is attacked (we don't actually SEE it, but we do see half his leg torn off) and when, with a swipe of its claw, the grizzly decapitates a horse! Silly...but effective! Also there's some really beautiful scenery here (if you see it letterboxed) and a really great score.

So, this is a good gross-out movie for kids--there is a lot of blood but you don't take it seriously. As for the rest of it--the acting and characterizations are strictly by the numbers but I thought George and Andrew Prine were lots of fun. Also the dialogue is terrible and I got a good laugh out of the guy who doesn't want close the park despite the fact that people are being killed! Talk about ripping off "Jaws"! Good example of a 1970s exploitation film.


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