Jimmy, a young boy trying to gain acceptance from his peers, is horrified when he sees a circus trainer abusing a bear cub. One of the circus employees tells Jimmy that there is a magic ... See full summary »
Join in one boy's heroic adventure as he fights in the struggle for freedom on the American frontier. James Todd is a young boy growing up in the hostile American wilderness-a rugged and ... See full summary »
J. Christian Ingvordsen
After fleeing into the mountains after he is wrongly accused of murder, woodsman "Grizzly Adams" discovers an uncanny bond to the indigenous wildlife of the region after rescuing an orphaned grizzly bear cub whom he adopts and calls "Ben".
I saw this film theatrically, but it seems to never have had a video or DVD release, nor has it been on television. It is easy to see why. The film was a final effort to wring money out of Dan Haggerty's Grizzly Adams TV series, and believe it or not, the film is a patchwork job. Virtually the entire film is made up of clips from the TV show, as well as footage from the theatrical film ADVENTURES OF FRONTIER FREMONT, all edited together in a failed attempt to make a coherent plot out of it. Jack Kruschen's scenes also were bodily lifted from the 1977 Grizzly Adams Christmas special, ONCE UPON A STARRY NIGHT. The producers hired Denver Pyle to narrate the "story", but it makes no sense, needless to say. I'm sure the children of the era who liked the series were terribly disappointed when they went to the theater, expecting to see a new Grizzly Adams adventure. I don't wish any film to be "lost", but trust me, this is no buried treasure.
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