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
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
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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Box Office


$221,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Gene Stallings, who played for Bear Bryant at Texas A&M and went on to become head football coach at Alabama, was the technical advisor on the film. See more »


I'll Be Home Again
Music by Bill Conti
Lyrics by Dennis Lambert
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Low Budget and Low Interest
31 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was an unpaid extra in this film and after 3 hours of Busey forgetting his lines he finally got it right and we got to go home. For my "work" I did get to go to the premier...and every one in the audience knew this film was *crap*. Heck, Julie Andrews could have done a better least she could have put 3 sentences together coherently. The edits are ham-fisted, and the stock footage doesn't match the current footage. The Continuity person must have had a blind seeing-eye dog. All in all I would put this film right up there with "Attack of the Killer Tomatos" except that this film isn't nearly as funny or as campy...witness the near zero commercial demand. If you are a video masochist: find this film and watch it often. The only problem is that because it is such tripe you will have a rather difficult time buying it.

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