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Grizzly Rage -- After accidentally killing a bear cub while celebrating graduation in the woods, four teens become the target of a seemingly unstoppable Grizzly.


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Ripped apart at the screams!
After accidentally killing a bear cub while celebrating graduation in the woods, four teens become the target of a seemingly unstoppable Grizzly. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tyler Hoechlin ... Wes Harding

Graham Kosakoski ... Sean Stover

Brody Harms ... Ritch Petroski

Kate Todd ... Lauren Findley

Directed by
David DeCoteau 
Writing credits
Arne Olsen (written by)

Produced by
Robert Halmi Sr. .... executive producer
Phyllis Laing .... producer
Original Music by
Joe Silva 
Film Editing by
Bruce Little 
Production Design by
Réjean Labrie 
Costume Design by
Linda Madden 
Production Management
Kate Harrison .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronaldo Nacionales .... first assistant director
Rick Skene .... second unit director
Art Department
Gary Barringer .... graphic artist
Nick Burns .... storyboard artist
Bruce Cook .... set dresser
Olaf Dux .... construction coordinator
Joe Mohos .... assistant property master
Robb Paraskevopoulos .... lead dresser
Remi Verfaillie .... sets buyer
Sound Department
Don Baker .... cable puller
Russ Dyck .... foley artist
Leon Johnson .... production sound mixer
Bruce Little .... re-recording mixer
Anita Lubosch .... sound effects editor
Stan Mak .... boom operator
Paul Morrow .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Jimi Campbell .... special effects assistant
Kristen Sawatzky .... stunt performer
Dan Skene .... stunt performer
Rick Skene .... stunt coordinator
Rick Skene .... stunt driver
Sean Skene .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
François Balcaen .... key grip
Jim Campbell .... generator operator
Allen Fraser .... still photographer
Jason Heke .... second assistant camera
Joao Holowka .... gaffer
Michael Kelly .... lighting technician
Reil Munro .... lead grip: second unit
Johannes Schoutsen .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Brittany Smith .... assistant editor
Location Management
Neal Baksh .... assistant location manager
Cathie J. Edgar .... location manager
Transportation Department
Dave Perich .... driver
Corey Walker .... picture vehicles
Other crew
Paul Courchaine .... payroll accountant
Wendy Gaboury .... key accountant
Tanya Mazur .... script supervisor
Allan McGowan .... security
Christina O'Shea-Daly .... executive in charge of production - RHI
Jennifer Omoth .... first assistant accountant
RoseAnna Schick .... unit publicist
Michelle Walker .... key craft service

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Also Known As:
"Off Road" - Canada (English title)
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Canada:86 min
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In the original script treatment, the bear was intended to die at the end of the movie.See more »
Continuity: As the three kids are winching the Jeep back up the hill, all four of the tires are inflated. When the bear turns the Jeep over, the right side tires are flat and coming off of the rims. However, when the two remaining kids are pushing the Jeep, the tires have somehow re inflated themselves.See more »
Wes Harding:You OK?
Lauren Findley:My head is cracked open, my best friend is dead, the car flipped over and no, I'm not OK!
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Movie Connections:
References The Fast and the Furious (2001)See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
That's a beautiful bear. I want one too., 27 May 2009
Author: (Vomitron_G) from the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids

I desperately try to not watch one single David DeCoteau movie every year, yet for some reason I always seem to end up watching one of them every single year. This has been going on for some years now. I have no explanation for this phenomenon.

So what about GRIZZLY RAGE? Well, the bear was good, wasn't he? The bear was a beautiful specimen. The bear was nice. Watch him roar. Watch him run. Watch him do not much else, really. I have no idea where DeCoteau got the bear footage from, as it was obviously shot on another day, somewhere else and with none of the actors & crew around. That's called stock footage. And if not, then it's lousy film-making.

Once again, DeCoteau manages to poop out a movie that has absolutely nothing to offer. He gives us nothing but endlessly padded scenes with no content. Not a single remotely interesting thing is going on in this movie. Three guys and one girl in some woods with a bear out for revenge after them. Seriously, the bear wants revenge. Get even. Up close and personal. Why? Because the youngsters killed Mommy Bear's Baby Bear in a hit-and-run accident. And since Mommy Bear is a law-abiding specimen, she wants justice. So, in a way, this film is like DEATHWISH set in some forest and with a bear replacing Charles Bronson.

It might also be a spin on THE TOXIC AVENGER, as the bear apparently had been drinking water polluted by toxic waste. However, that part of the plot was completely lost on me, until I read about it in another user-comment on here. It made me remember there were indeed a few barrels of toxic waste in some shots. I think this film made me very stupid all of the sudden, because I completely failed to link those toxic waste barrels to the bear. And it didn't help things that the bear just looks plain normal. It's a big one. And a beautiful one. Yes. But normal and furry. No Mutant Bear Avenger. I want to re-watch PROPHECY now.

What about the killings? Well, we sometimes see a fake bear's claw hitting nothing but thin air really. And then an actor flies through the air. Then cut back to the bear going "rooaaarrr" and some CGI blood splatters on the camera-lens, and... that's it, basically. This stunt gets repeated a couple of times. Oh yes, something else: I wanted to see a crappy CGI bear and I didn't get any. Color me disappointed.

Another funny thing. Why on earth did that one actor have to run around through the woods at night in his underwear? Was it because he felt like Tarzan? Or did he feel like going back to nature to go barbaric on the bear's ass? No, of course not. He was starring in a David DeCoteau movie, and that requires any hot-looking male actor to take his cloths off at some point. He ran around in his underwear, climbed up a tree and just sat there for a while. Really a profound sequence that was.

What? There's no boobs in this movie? Now I'm getting mad.

Forgive me if I'm not even going into the movie's plot or other details. Other people have given it their best shot already on here. But I'd like to share one more thought about this film that involves a truly puzzling aspect. Have you ever noticed in certain movies (especially cheap B-horror movies) whenever there's supposed to be a storm going on outside, those light-guys are just a tad bit too eager to push the buttons on their strobe lighting effects? A 5-minutes-long scene might have for instance like 20 lightning flashes in it. While in real life, you're even lucky if you catch about two lightning flashes during a whole rainy night. Now DeCoteau really goes way beyond this. Not just a few steps too far, but so ridiculously beyond this, that he's just gone. The last 30 minutes or so of GRIZZLY RAGE take place at night, during a storm (they actually didn't have the budget to produce rain effects either, but whatever). Now, about every 3-5 seconds, those lightning strobe-effects come on. For about 30 minutes straight, relentless and persistent. You'll be flashed out of your mind, I tell you. Seriously, I'm pretty sure DeCoteau was not at all simulating a nightly storm. I'm convinced he wanted to show audiences he had a stroboscope on the set by simply making it part of the scenery. Part of the story even. Like, "Hey look, there's pulsating lights in the woods. They just grow there. Ain't that cool?".

Some movies just eat the cake, and GRIZZLY RAGE is one of them. Now, I could swear I will never watch a David DeCoteau movie again in my entire life. But chances are if someone would throw DEMON SPEED or LEECHES! at me, I'd just pop it in and watch it anyway. But not this year, I guarantee you. Next year, maybe.

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