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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 »
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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 Smillie ... Dwayne Hess

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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Brazil:93 min | Portugal:89 min (TV version)

Did You Know?

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: 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:[Skeet tiptoes around a tackler] What the hell is that? Some kind of dance they do in Lufkin? We don't skate here, we hit!
[Grabs Skeet by his pads]
Bear Bryant:Son, it's gettin' pretty clear to me that you want the fame without the sweat. Not on this team! The next time I catch you waving your press clippings at a tackler, you can pack your act back to East Texas.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining but...., 15 December 2002
Author: david-569 from United States

Junction Boys was an entertaining flick. Character based. Real thin story. Conflict didn't extend beyond some newspaper clippings and photos people held up. Easy way to keep everything on the field yet elicit some ideas. Basically a bunch of kids getting yelled at by a legendary coach and hitting each other. It was fun to see the portrayal of the practices as it really gave a feel for it, and the time, 1953. That was cool. To move forward 25 years to wrap up the emotions was an easy thing to do too. Not much of a stretch in the story or flick, though it was fun.

A better story with far more detail, far more at stake, far more drama, would be the 1951 cheating scandal at West Point, and the 1953 return to their glory.

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