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The Junction Boys (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Sport  -  14 December 2002 (USA)
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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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Credited cast:
Paul 'Bear' Bryant
Fletcher Humphrys ...
Skeet Keeler
Claude Gearheart
Johnny Haynes
Smokey Harper
Mike Hess
Mark Lee ...
Luke Mason
Matt Edgerton ...
Jimmy Nubbs (as Matthew Edgerton)
David Webb ...
Dr. Wiedeman
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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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Gene Stallings, a Junction Boy who later went on to coach at Texas A&M, in the NFL with with the St. Louis (now Arizona) Cardinals and then at Alabama, disputed the way both "The Junction Boys" book and movie portrayed Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. In a September 2006 interview with Tuscaloosa Magazine, Stallings had this to say: "Junction, Texas, was tough, but I didn't like the way the book...and movie portrayed Coach Bryant. He wasn't brutal; he was tough. That's a big difference. He wanted to bring us together, away from distractions, unite the team." See more »


During one of the practice scenes at Junction, a current-day, padded belt designed to protect the ribs can be seen underneath a players' jersey. This piece of football equipment was not available in 1954. See more »


Bear Bryant: I ain't never seen players this bad! Half the players are smaller than monkey cojones, and the other half are slower than smoke off shit! Where did you get these turds?
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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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