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Grizzly (1976)

An eighteen-foot-tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park, leaving it up to a Park Ranger to save the day.

Director:

William Girdler

Writers:

Harvey Flaxman (screenplay), David Sheldon (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher George ... Michael Kelly
Andrew Prine ... Don Stober
Richard Jaeckel ... Arthur Scott
Joan McCall ... Allison Corwin
Joe Dorsey ... Charley Kittridge
Charles Kissinger ... Dr. Hallitt
Kermit Echols Kermit Echols ... Corwin
Tom Arcuragi ... Tom
Victoria Johnson Victoria Johnson ... Gail (as Vicki Johnson)
Kathy Rickman ... June (as Catherine Rickman)
Mary Ann Hearn ... Margaret
Harvey Flaxman Harvey Flaxman ... Reporter
Mike Clifford Mike Clifford ... Pat
David Newton David Newton ... Mike
Mike Gerschefski Mike Gerschefski ... George
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Storyline

An eighteen-foot grizzly bear figures out that humans make for a tasty treat. As a park ranger tries rallying his men to bring about the bear's capture or destruction, his efforts are thwarted by the introduction of dozens of drunken hunters into the area. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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18 feet of gut-crunching, man-eating terror! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Claws See more »

Filming Locations:

Clayton, Georgia, USA

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview with Edward L. Montoro published in the May 1, 1984 edition of 'The Hollywood Reporter', Montoro said he thought this movie to be the best film that he ever produced. See more »

Goofs

When the body of Ranger Tom is shown after the tower collapse, there is a movement in his neck muscles. See more »

Quotes

Kelly: [frustrated] But there's something I'm not doing!
Allison Corwin: [lighthearted] Sure, you're not killing the bear.
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Alternate Versions

The scrolling monologue that appears in the Japanese laser disc version of the film does not appear (anywhere) in the special edition DVD released by Shriek show in the US (region 1) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Horror Business (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

What Makes a Man a Man?
(uncredited)
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Lyrics by Arthur Hamilton
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not so Gentle Ben
4 July 2006 | by vampi1960See all my reviews

Grizzly is one of those monster movies that sort of imitates the plot from jaws,but on land.made by the late independent;film ventures its a fun movie but extremely violent for pg.this killer Kodiak kills campers,a few park rangers,one sexy blonde ranger,and claws a horses head off.it must be seen on widescreen to really enjoy.oh a little boy has his leg and arm ripped off by the rampaging grizzly,this is no yogi bear this is a 7 foot killer,its up to Richard Jeackle,Christopher George,and Andrew Prine to stop him.Joe Dorsey plays the mean park ranger boss(like Murray Hamilton from jaws)when i first saw this it scared the hell out of me.gruesome for a pg movie.6 out of 10.gory fun.


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