Story of Bear Bryant's first summer as head football coach at Texas A&M. Bear takes his charges out onto the scorched plains and sees who survives.

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Paul 'Bear' Bryant
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Johnny Haynes
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Skeet Keeler
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Claude Gearheart
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Smokey Harper
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Luke Mason
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Perch
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Pine
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Mike Hess
Mark Lee ...
Coach Gilmore
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Coach Betch
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Dwayne Hess
Alan Dukes ...
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Kim Knuckey ...
Good Ol' Boy Alum
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Story of Bear Bryant's first summer as head football coach at Texas A&M. Bear takes his charges out onto the scorched plains and sees who survives.

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With the movie being filmed in Australia, virtually all of the young men playing prospective Aggie football players were Australian. Therefore, all of the Texas accents - as convincing as they might've been - were indeed fake. See more »

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A sign reads "Texas A&M University". Texas A&M did not become a "university" until 1962. In the 1950s, it was called "Texas A&M College." See more »

Quotes

Betch: [Johnny is throwing up into a bucket] Don't give it all away, son. You're gonna need gas for this afternoon.
[he pats Johnny on the back]
Johnny Haynes: Yes, sir!
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 9 October 2015 (2015) See more »

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ESPN should be ashamed of this production.
23 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

The Junction Boys was a disappointment for me. As with any movie a certain amount of liberties with the facts is expected. However, After seeing interviews with the REAL Junction Boys it is clear that the facts played a very small part in this motion picture. If the real story about The Bears first team at Texas A&M were told this would have been a great movie. Tom Berenger did a good job as Paul Bear Bryant, but it all ended there. ESPN should be ashamed of this production.


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