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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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(22 articles)
User Reviews:
"Grizzly " must be seen, from now on, as a classic of "H pictures". See more (75 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)
 
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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Aspect Ratio:
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
A bear who was nicknamed "Teddy" played the role of the killer grizzly bear. "Teddy" stood 11 feet tall and at that time was the largest grizzly bear in captivity and was trained, but untamed by the bear's trainer. The crew was protected from Teddy by an electrical thin green wire that ran throughout the forest locations. In addition, a mechanical bear was used for when the bear had attacked.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The bear's feet change to black and brown in several scenes.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Horror Business (2005) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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13 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
"Grizzly " must be seen, from now on, as a classic of "H pictures"., 25 December 2004
Author: Francis MOURY from Paris, France

Released on August 25th 1976 in Paris (France)in glorious ToddAO-2.35.1 CinemaScope ratio and beautiful colors, GRIZZLY - French exploitation title : Grizzly, le monstre de la forêt - (USA 1975) directed by William Girdler was also available later in VHS SECAM in a mutilated 1.85 aspect ratio which involved a lack of letters at the beginning and the end of the credits.

But yet, movie was still worth to be discovered and screened but one who have missed its theatrical released. In the meanwhile, Canal + channel has shown it on for some evenings in - as I quite remembering - an alright 2.35 aspect ratio transfer. And that was all... till this DVD zone 1 release in... 1.33 Standard aspect ratio = "pan & scan" !!!

As far as history of video is concerned, it can be assumed that this "years 2000 circa" DVD edition of GRIZZLY is, by a dark irony of this technological age, the WORST edition ever, far below VHS and TV screenings of the years 1985 ! Incredible but true ! So I ask the question : why US distributors cannot find decent master material regarding this very good American B movie ? Why this remarkable piece of American horror movie of the XXth Century cannot be offered on DVD in a RESPECTED original aspect ratio ? It is the minimum offer expected today by "cinéphiles" market ! As a matter of fact, GRIZZLY is quite more than a B movie : truly a "part B-part A" movie, if looking its budget, magnificent scenery and natural locations photography camera work, ultra-violent gore special effects, and the presence of stars such as Christopher George & Richard Jaeckel & Andrew Prine (the two first ones are excellent as usual and the third one quite good though in a less important role and with less image timing presence)without forgetting the very good directing work of Girdler.

Girdler has been successful in trying to translate the mental and perceptual universe of the URSUS HORRIBILIS (Latin name given by Jaeckel to the Grizzly : scientific name ? I have not yet checked but such animal do exists still now in North Canada (British Columbia and Alaska, I guess : and people who work in those fields are very afraid when they check its track around) monster, in opposing it by the main way of scale variations to the human universe : he has been successful on earth in the same way as Spielberg had been so in the water and the result is as very much frightening and terrifying experience.

Some sequences are, by the way, absolutely original regarding to the quite similar thematic and aesthetic pattern to which GRIZZLY belongs. GRIZZLY is one of the most interesting variation of horror monster movies and has been quite underestimated by critics and historians of horror movies so far, in France of course at the time of its release but probably also in U.S.A. except by its public who liked it, and who was right to like it ! It deserves to be given a decent new video life on a new DVD edition that would at last, and at least, respect its original aspect ratio, preserving the beauty of this, from now on, classic horror movie.

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