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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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The most dangerous jaws on land!!! 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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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This ended up becoming the most financially successful independent motion picture of 1976, earning an impressive thirty-nine million dollars worldwide in box-office revenue, breaking records as well. It held this record for two solid years, until Halloween (1978) broke it. 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

Ranger Michael Kelly: Well let me tell you something Kittridge, while you've been sitting around here on your fat ass, I've made this forest part of me!
Charley: You listin here...
Ranger Michael Kelly: No you listen. Those campers are in my jurisdiction, now I'm going to deal with it the way I've seen it fit. Now you just try and stop me!
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Alternate Versions

The long sought after Japanese laserdisc is the same version as the US video tape, However it does feature one difference. Before the film begins their is a scrolling monologue that talks about the dangers of the American Grizzly bear, and goes on to say that "the events in the film have become all too common". Also the beginning and end credits are fully letterboxed. For the record, the film was released by Columbia pictures overseas and this may explain why this monologue does not appear in the US version of the film. See more »


Soundtracks

What Makes a Man a Man?
(uncredited)
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Lyrics by Arthur Hamilton
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18 November 2002 | by kita117See all my reviews

This was a great killer animal movie! It is slow at first, but you will eventually get deep into the movie. I am surprised that the grizzly mostly only kills women. But the plot of the movie is good. Christopher George and Richard Jaeckal did a very good job of acting. The effects of the grizzly doing a good deal of damage (the effects of it were great). On a scale of 1 to 10 , I give this movie an 8.


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