An innocent fugitive from the law lives in the wilderness with a grizzly bear companion and helps passers-by in the forest.
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 James 'Grizzly' Adams (37 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Mad Jack (37 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bozo the Bear ...
 Ben, the Bear (37 episodes, 1977-1978)
Don Shanks ...
 Nakoma (36 episodes, 1977-1978)
Number Seven ...
 Burro (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
Joshua ...
 Raccoon (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
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In the 1850s, a farmer named James Adams is accused of a crime he didn't commit and must flee into the mountains. There, he rescues and cares for an abandoned grizzly bear cub who subsequently grows into a powerful adult companion named Ben. In addition, Adams learns that he has an uncanny link to much of the wildlife of the region who interact with him on their own without fear or aggression. Now "Grizzly" Adams lives in the wilderness with only an old trader named Mad Jack and an Native American named Nakuma as his only regular human friends. There he meets and aids a variety of visitors who usually are unused to the dangers this beautiful land can have. Unfortunately, while he protects the wildlife from unnecessary harm, he still must be watchful for the bounty hunters looking for the price on his head. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@rogers.com>

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9 February 1977 (USA)  »

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The series was shot in Northern Utah countryside locations. The Production Office was based in Park City, Utah. The production of The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams put Park City on the map in the film industry, and was influential to Robert Redford who established his Sundance Film Festival there after the series ended. See more »

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Mad Jack: [title sequence narration] They call me Mad Jack, and if there is anybody in these mountains that knows the real story about James Adams, that'd be me. So I'm putting it down in writing just how it happened in hopes of setting the record straight. Well, my friend Adams was accused of a crime he didn't commit, so he escaped into the mountains, leaving behind the only life that he ever knew. Now that wilderness out there ain't no place for a greenhorn and his chances of survivin' were mighty slim....
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A Trip back in time
26 February 2003 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Just recently the TV series was aired again on German TV for an... x number of times. It "realizes" everyone´s dream to just leave this hectic, violent world behind. The plots are simple, which isn´t necessarily negative. As a matter of fact, it is one of the few TV series with little to no violence. It brings back memories of one´s own youth and dreams of a perfect world in which all problems will be solved in a nice way at the end. An entertaining series with good actors, beautiful sights of nature and unforgettable Ben.


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