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Grizzly (1976)

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


William Girdler


Harvey Flaxman (screenplay), David Sheldon (screenplay)





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


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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Not since JAWS has the terror been like this! See more »


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Did You Know?


The location is supposedly a national park, but it is never identified. See more »


Arthur Scott mangles the binomial name of the Grizzly bear the first time he says it. Instead of "Ursus arctus horribilis" he says "Arctotis ursus horribilis". See more »


Charley: Kelly, you're a maverick. We don't have room for mavericks!
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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 »


Referenced in Tentacles (1977) See more »


What Makes a Man a Man?
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Lyrics by Arthur Hamilton
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Things I learned watching this movie:
1 May 2001 | by davek17See all my reviews

1. Park rangers in charge of tagging and catogorizing animals are some times careless enough to let 15 foot, 2,000 pound grizzlys slip by them.

2. When out hunting for a killer grizzly, it is unwise to have your partner go off looking for it while you stay behind by yourself to bathe in the river. (Remember, just because you haven't found it yet dosen't mean it's nowhere around.)

3. There are hunters out there foolish enough, when they know they are searching for a killer grizzly, to all fall asleep at the same time, rather than sleeping in shifts.

4. Killer grizzlys prefer the taste of female victims. (The first four victims here are all female, and only one male victim is actually eaten.)

5. If you live in a house at the edge of the woods, it is a good idea to have a radio, or at least keep in contact with sourounding civilization, just in case a killer grizzly should enter the woods. If such a thing does happen, you want to leave your house and go stay at a hotel in town until the thing is dead. DO NOT stay in your home until it finds you and any family members living with you.

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Release Date:

21 May 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Claws See more »

Filming Locations:

Clayton, Georgia, USA


Box Office


$750,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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