Biopic about the great college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant of the University of Alabama.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul W. Bryant
Mary Harmon Bryant
Carmen Thomas ...
Mae Martin Bryant
Grandson Marc
Coach Thomas
Pat Trammell
Steve Greenstein ...
Joe Namath
Gene Stallings
William Wesley Neighbors Jr. ...
Billy Neighbors
Don Hutson
Buddy Farmer ...
Herman Ball
Owen Orr ...
Ermal Allen (as Owen E. Orr)
Charles Gabrielson ...
Steve Meilinger
D'Urville Martin ...
Ken Taylor ...
Jimbo / Ball Player


Biopic about the great college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant of the University of Alabama.

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WINNING. That was the difference between playing football and playing for "The Bear".






Release Date:

28 September 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Bär  »

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$221,000 (estimated)

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Alabama fans in and around Tuscaloosa protested the making of this movie which resulted it being filmed in other locations. See more »


I'll Be Home Again
Music by Bill Conti
Lyrics by Dennis Lambert
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The greatest football motivational film I ever saw!
7 May 2001 | by (Port Orange, Fla) – See all my reviews

I heard that the Bryant Family did not like this movie and bought up all rights to it. It is a shame because this was the football that we were taught and played back in the 50's & 60's. Hard nosed,smash mouth football--face blocking (broken noses)--only wimps need water attitude-- you put your face on the opposition's number and knock him down. None of the previous can be coached or taught anymore for fear of injury,lawsuits but that is why this film was so motivational to me as a youth,high school and major College player from that era.

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