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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 ...
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Mike Clifford ...
Pat
David Newton ...
Mike
Mike Gerschefski ...
George
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Storyline

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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18 Feet of Man-Eating Terror! See more »


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21 May 1976 (USA)  »

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Claws  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was filmed from the week before Thanksgiving and the five weeks afterwards and Teddy the bear was getting ready to hibernate . At times he was grumpy because of that . During one long dolly shot his trainer would dangle a big fish on a pole in front of him then switch it out with a smaller fish at the end of the run. Bears are not all that bright but by the seventh take Teddy had wised up he suddenly wheeled toward the camera ran about thirty feet stood up and snatched the big fish off the pole that took about 3 seconds . It was very scary. See more »

Goofs

When Kelly, Scotty, and Don are in the jeep and see the hunters, the rear view mirror is not there. When they turn around to go back, the mirror is there. See more »

Quotes

Don: Well let me tell you a little story boy. A long time ago their was a tribe of Indians up here in these woods. They were all laying down in these parts... or something I can't remember. Any way these herd of grizzlies smelt them out. They came in an they ate them. They thorn them all up. Little children, sick ones everybody! Their were few braves to go out on the hunt. They came back and them grizzlies turned on them! So their you got yourself a little situation. A whole herd of man-eating ...
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Referenced in Tentacles (1977) See more »

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What Makes a Man a Man?
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Music by Robert O. Ragland
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Nostalgic 70's Horror
23 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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