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Grizzly -- It’s 18 feet tall and over 2000 pounds. When a killer grizzly terrorizes a state park, the ranger must stop the ensuing slaughter. The most dangerous jaws on land, Grizzly was the highest-grossing independent film of 1976 and remains a cult favorite.

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Director:
Writers:
Harvey Flaxman (screenplay) &
David Sheldon (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 May 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
18 FEET OF TOWERING FURY!! See more »
Plot:
A fifteen foot tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park. Christopher George leaps into the carnage to stop it. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(24 articles)
User Reviews:
Jaws in the woods See more (76 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher George ... Kelly

Andrew Prine ... Don

Richard Jaeckel ... 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
Susan Orpin ... Mother
David M. Holt Jr. ... Lone Hunter (as David Holt)
Brian Robinson ... Bobby
Sandra Dorsey ... Sally

Gene Witham ... Harry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amos Gillespie ... Ranger (uncredited)
Lee S. Jones Jr. ... Man Being Interviewed (uncredited)

Directed by
William Girdler 
 
Writing credits
Harvey Flaxman (screenplay) &
David Sheldon (screenplay)

Andrew Prine  Indian Story (uncredited)

Produced by
Lloyd N. Adams Jr. .... executive producer
Harvey Flaxman .... producer
Lee Jones .... associate producer (as Lee S. Jones Jr.)
Edward L. Montoro .... executive producer
David Sheldon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert O. Ragland 
 
Cinematography by
William L. Asman (director of photography) (as William Asman)
 
Film Editing by
Bub Asman 
 
Makeup Department
Gene Witham .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
J. Patrick Kelly III .... production manager
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production manager (restored version)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Patrick Kelly III .... first assistant director
Joe Nayfack .... second assistant director
John Nemeth .... second assistant director
David Sheldon .... director, added scenes (uncredited)
 
Art Department
John Falone .... property master
 
Sound Department
Tom Arcuragi .... boom operator
John Asman .... location sound recordist
Fred J. Brown .... sound effects editor (as Fred Brown)
Charles Grenzbach .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bud Grenzbach)
Jay M. Harding .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jay Harding)
Don MacDougall .... sound re-recording mixer
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer (as John Reitz)
Samuel C. Crutcher .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Phil Cory .... special effects (as Phil Corey)
Bob Dawson .... special effects
 
Stunts
John Moio .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
George P. Wilbur .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Edwards .... gaffer
Jack Jennings .... key grip
Barry Jones .... second assistant camera
Thomas E. Spalding .... photographer: second unit (as Tom Spalding)
John White .... first assistant camera
John LeBlanc .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathy Blalock .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Chris Ness .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Ken Johnson .... music editor
Robert O. Ragland .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Robin Carnes .... administrative assistant
Mike Clark .... technical coordinator
Mike Clifford .... location coordinator
Harvey Flaxman .... dialogue coach
Joanne Montoro .... production office administrator
Sally Roddy .... script supervisor
Randy York .... aerial coordinator
Monty Cox .... trainer: grizzly bear (uncredited)
Ruth LaBarge .... bear trainer (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Claws" - USA (subtitle)
"Killer Grizzly" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
91 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:PG | USA:Not Rated (director's extended cut) | West Germany:16
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 Stober:If ya feel a wet snout in ya face, whatever you do, don't move. And don't kiss it back 'cause it ain't me.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Jaws with Claws (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
What Makes a Man a ManSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Jaws in the woods, 8 April 2004
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

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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