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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Recruiting Coach
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Dwayne Hess
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Nervous Alum
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 »

Goofs

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

Bear Bryant: [after Skeet has been injured] Ahhh, what now?
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 9 October 2015 (2015) See more »

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Berenger excels in a mediocre film
16 March 2006 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

If you're a fan of Tom Berenger you might like this film somewhat. He's one of my favorites but still I didn't find much enjoyment out of this true tale of legendary Football coach "Bear" Bryant.

Berenger's performance was very good, I thought, having read that the actual "Bear" was a really tough S.O.B. in real life. Everything else here is mostly mediocre. The film depicts well the hell these boys went through under his leadership but somehow none of this affects the viewer in any way. It could easily have been longer and fleshed out more characters, this is pretty shallow stuff.

As said above, Berenger does a good job at displaying the character's motivations for his cruel and unusual training method. Like in Rough Riders where Berenger basically became Teddy Roosevelt, here he seems to quite simply BE Paul "Bear" Bryant. Really good actor.


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