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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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Death be Not Girdled! See more (74 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)
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Directed by
William Girdler 
 
Writing credits
Harvey Flaxman (screenplay) &
David Sheldon (screenplay)

Andrew Prine  Indian Story (uncredited)

Produced by
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)
 
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:
Cameo: [Susan Backlinie]Uncredited, the first victim of the shark in Jaws (1975) as a victim of the grizzly bear.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
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...
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17 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Death be Not Girdled!, 13 August 2005
Author: spradlinn from United States

Surely this Joseph Ulibias person knows not of what he speaks, as the film, 'Grizzly', is a Girdler classic, with production values that far surpass 'Jaws', with that clumsy mechanicalized shark. 'Grizzly' used a REAL grizzly for it's attack scenes, albeit from behind an electrified fence. And a REAL guy in a grizzly bear suit for the flesh-eating and gut-crunchy bits. The film made international stars out of Andrew Prine and Richard H. Jaeckel (in the Dreyfuss part). At the Japanese premiere, dozens of people met the stars (well, just William Girdler and Richard Jaeckel), at the airport, where, well, they just chanted 'Girdler, Girdler, Girdler' in unison at alarming volumes and waved their 'Richard' signs, reportedly since most could not spell Jaeckel. Sadly, and strangely, it buried Christopher George's career even further, and for this, I am most remisty. For weeks after I saw this film in the theater, with my late husband, Nestle, I could not go camping and was deathly afraid of bears, all types, and Girdlers. Of course, we were in our 70's then anyway. I would like to see this film remade with today's CGI improvements and much more realistic grizzly bear suits. Though, the core of this terrifying thriller is still VERY potent-like, and Ron Howard could hardly have done better. I'm getting on now in years, and girdlers, but. Thanks for listening. Is this out on DVR yet? I GOT to see the extras, bloopers and Girdler-provided commentary. But, I DARE you to watch this film alone at night in a National Park or Wildlife Refuge, with no weapons or fly-swtatters or anything, and not be titillated are terrored. of bears or suits. I am getting tired, now. Love, Lily Q. Spradlinn' , Luxor, PA, Tipple.

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