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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Jim Dent (book)
Mike Robe (teleplay)
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Release Date:
14 December 2002 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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 »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(9 articles)
Top 35 Favorite Football Movies
 (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 10 September 2012, 9:27 AM, PDT)

Kwanten Got Hotel Break From Generous Boss
 (From WENN. 28 October 2010, 6:36 PM, PDT)

'3' powers ESPN to victory lane
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 15 December 2004)

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Interesting sports tale that sucked this non-sports fan in. See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Berenger ... Paul 'Bear' Bryant
Fletcher Humphrys ... Skeet Keeler

Ryan Kwanten ... Claude Gearheart

Bernard Curry ... Johnny Haynes

Nick Tate ... Smokey Harper

Luke Ford ... Perch

Josef Ber ... Pine

Ryan Johnson ... Mike Hess

Warwick Sadler ... Welch
Mark Lee ... Gilmore

Andy Anderson ... Betch

Ewen Leslie ... Luke Mason
Matt Edgerton ... Jimmy Nubbs (as Matthew Edgerton)
David Webb ... Dr. Wiedeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bianca Biasi ... Nurse

Saskia Burmeister ... Joyce

Peter Cameron ... Student

Sandi Gardiner ... Reunion Wife (as Sandy Gardiner)
Peter Hansen ... Reunion Survivor #1
Michael Ienna ... Wide Reciever

Elli Maclure ... Helen (as Christine McClure)
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Directed by
Mike Robe 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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)
 
Stunts
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
 
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
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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Runtime:
Brazil:93 min | Portugal:89 min (TV version)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Bear Bryant:Gearhart, who taught you to whip a double-team like that? Your mama?
Claude Gearheart:My mama's dead, Coach.
Bear Bryant:So's your football career, pissant! Show me some hittin'!
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Interesting sports tale that sucked this non-sports fan in., 26 December 2002
Author: lacrescenta from California

I'm not really a football fan but even *I've* heard of the great Bear Bryant. I didn't know how interesting I'd find this film, but found myself sucked in by it. I cared about the Junction boys, worried about them, and was shocked at what they had to endure. I stuck it to the end of the film, because I cared about their fate. I also was intrigued by the character of Bear Bryant. What was the deal with him? Why was he so tough and mean? What portion of this meanness was justified, and what wasn't?

I thought all the acting was pretty good. I confess I admired Tom Berenger's willingness to be seen looking rather "seedy". He still has the looks to play a leading man, (a middle-aged leading man, sure, but leading man nonetheless). So to be seen looking pot bellied, sweaty and a little dissipated was a bold and daring move, in my opinion. And he does a good job in his role; his accent is authentic, his tough meanness (and then humble contrition) is effective.

Nick Tate was excellent as Bryant's hard-drinking, grizzled assistant and I really got a kick out of him. The character of Johnny (Bernard Curry) especially made an impression. His sincere devotion to the game and his self-sacrificing willingness to put up with almost *any* abuse amazed me, and I especially found myself touched by his story.

I don't know much about football, and I certainly won't present myself as an expert on the story of Bear Bryant or Texas A & M. But I found this tale to be interesting enough.

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