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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 »
Genre:
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)
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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)

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:
Pine:[to Gearhart] Hey, me and some of the other fellas heard you tellin' off Smokey Harper. Not real smart, Gearheart. But what you said, you said for a lot of us.See more »

FAQ

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School of Hard Knocks, 7 October 2011
Author: toadwriter from United States

You know what makes this film truly great? It's the unspoken, unwritten bond that develops between a coach and his team, despite whatever differences may separate them.

It's about respect.

It's about trust.

It's about winning attitude, sacrifice, and the price people are willing to pay for a shot at glory.

This is an insightful movie, especially for those who know nothing about the legendary Coach Bryant.

The acting is superb and the story is what it is, a story about an isolated football camp in the blistering heat of Junction City, Texas.

Players were put through a meat grinder in Junction, but in the end, their respect shines bright, and that's the premise.

I watch this film every football season, and I accept it for what it is. It's not the best football movie ever made, but it is a must-see for any football fan, or even anyone who maybe knows nothing about Bryant and his methods. Bear Bryant is a legend and he should be remembered (well, he should be remembered well beyond the scope of just this film). He did win multiple national championships at Alabama and this movie doesn't touch on that, but this movie isn't Bryant-specific; this is about the 8 grueling days of Junction and all those who participated.

My hope with this review is to compel you to watch this film and ignore the negative critique's. This film is what it is, and anyone expecting something more should write a different film.

Thanks, and enjoy.

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