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Writers (WGA):
Jim Dent (book)
Mike Robe (teleplay)
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Release Date:
14 December 2002 (USA) See more »
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. | Full synopsis »
3 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Tom Berenger ... Paul 'Bear' Bryant

Bernard Curry ... Johnny Haynes

Fletcher Humphrys ... Skeet Keeler

Ryan Kwanten ... Claude Gearheart

Nick Tate ... Smokey Harper

Ewen Leslie ... Luke Mason

Luke Ford ... Perch

Josef Ber ... Pine

Ryan Johnson ... Mike Hess
Mark Lee ... Coach Gilmore

Andy Anderson ... Coach Betch

Martin Grelis ... Recruiting Coach
James Smilie ... Dwayne Hess (as James Smillie)

Alan Dukes ... Nervous Alum
Kim Knuckey ... Good Ol' Boy Alum
Matt Edgerton ... Jimmy Nubbs (Team Manager) (as Matthew Edgerton)
Lee Lewis ... Bryant's Secretary

Saskia Burmeister ... Joyce
Carmen Duncan ... Mary Harmon
Derek Amer ... Earl

Elli Maclure ... Helen (Skeet's Mother) (as Christine McClure)
David Webb ... Dr. Wiedeman

Bianca Biasi ... Nurse
Russell Kiefel ... Doake Gearhart
Craig Elliott ... Johnny's Father
Rosemary Netterfield ... Johnny's Mother (as Rosemarie Netterfield)
Fleur McMenamin ... Rhonda

Anthony Martin ... Pilot '79 (Pete)
James Roden ... Adult Skeet
Matt Wills ... Adult Gearhart
Peter Hayes ... Adult Johnny
Donal Forde ... Walter Colbert
Miranda Vidal ... Isabella
Dylan Griffith ... Car Wash Boy (as Dylan Griffiths)
Stephanie Braniff ... Miss Wool
Scott Swalwell ... Team Manager Assistant
Victor Valdes ... Pablo
Emelda Diop ... Mona
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sandi Gardiner ... Reunion Wife (as Sandy Gardiner)

Peter Cameron ... Student (uncredited)
Peter Hansen ... Reunion Survivor #1 (uncredited)
Michael Ienna ... Wide Receiver (uncredited)

Warwick Sadler ... Welch (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Robe 
Writing credits
Jim Dent (book "The Junction Boys")

Mike Robe (teleplay)

Produced by
Orly Adelson .... executive producer
Eric M. Bennett .... co-producer
James Dalthorp .... executive producer
Jonathan Eskenas .... co-producer
Michael O. Gallant .... producer
Mark Shapiro .... executive producer
Adam J. Sher .... co-producer
John H. Williams .... producer
Original Music by
Steve Dorff 
Cinematography by
Stephen F. Andrich  (as Steve Andrich)
Film Editing by
Sabrina Plisco 
Casting by
Susan Edelman 
Faith Martin 
Production Design by
Tim Ferrier 
Set Decoration by
Tony Xeros 
Costume Design by
Louise Wakefield 
Production Management
Mark Shapiro .... executive in charge of production
Will Staeger .... executive production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Lovelock .... second assistant director: second unit
Eddie Thorne .... third assistant director
Art Department
David P. Crowe .... props (as David Crowe)
Diana Freeman .... art department coordinator
Diana Robertson .... props buyer
Sound Department
Beau Biggart .... adr mixer
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
G. Michael Graham .... supervising sound editor
Devon Heffley Curry .... adr supervisor
Lou Thomas .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Mark Greentree .... stunts
Philip Partridge .... stunt performer
Warwick Sadler .... stunts
Leon Stripp .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerard Maher .... additional second assistant camera
Jem Rayner .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Rich .... key grip
Illya Smith .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Owen .... costume assistant
Jo Thorpe .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
John Potter .... color timer
Dana B. Wilson .... assistant editor
Music Department
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Other crew
Jon Attenborough .... set runner
Kira Bohn .... script supervisor
Cat Campbell .... production office attachment
Mark Robert Ellis .... sports coordinator
Sandi Gardiner .... assistant: Mike Robe (as Sandy Gardiner)
Cathy Grace .... production assistant
Sascha Lemon .... production assistant
Colin McDougall .... location manager
Reza Mokhtar .... caterer
Arwen Munro .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Brazil:93 min | Portugal:89 min (TV version)

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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 »
Anachronisms: 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 »
Claude Gearheart:[Furiously drinking the shower water after being run by Bryant in practice] Screw him! I'd rather be cuttin' lumber in Oregon with my brother!
Johnny Haynes:You can't quit, man. We need ya.
Claude Gearheart:For what? Fertilizer?
Johnny Haynes:We're gonna win the Southwest, Gear.
Claude Gearheart:With Bryant? Not a chance.
Johnny Haynes:Ain't worth quittin', man.
Claude Gearheart:[Grabs Haynes angrily] He knocked you to Tucson! You like that?
Johnny Haynes:Hurt like hell.
Claude Gearheart:Bet it did.
Johnny Haynes:But you know what? He was right. I stood Morris up. Moved him around like Grandma's china all afternoon. Come on, Gear. What's Oregon got that we don't... besides water, trees, and women?
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
What was the message?, 27 January 2003
Author: klaatu2 from KC USA

We've all seen the "Win One for the Gipper Format". Junction Boys appears to show what would have happened if the Hitler Youth were coached by Jozef Mengele. Bryant's sadism and complete disregard for player safety and health isn't good coaching, it is ego run mad. The intimidation of players and insistence they play with broken vertebrae, and complications from heatstroke doesn't show dedication it shows the power of a cruel leader to abuse his relationship with exploited working class kids. I don't know the later health problems experienced by the Junction Boys but I am voting for "diverse and serious" If this was some attempt to tap into the "Duty Honor Country" vein since 9-11 it missed the mark. Maybe next month ESPN can try a more sweeping epic "The Caligula Boys"

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