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The Bear (1984)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, Family  |  28 September 1984 (USA)
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Biopic about the great college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant of the University of Alabama.

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


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28 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Der Bär  »

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$221,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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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 job...at 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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