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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 »

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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

Clint Walker was first asked to play Ranger Kelly, but instead did Snowbeast (1977). Christopher George got the part of Kelly. See more »

Goofs

Don says he will never kill another thing again. But through the entire film he is trying to kill a grizzly bear. See more »

Quotes

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

The U.S VHS version of Grizzly is rated PG as its original release in 1976. The DVD version is rated R but hardly any difference between the VHS version and DVD version. See more »

Connections

Followed by Grizzly II: The Concert (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

What Makes a Man a Man?
(uncredited)
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Lyrics by Arthur Hamilton
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BIG critter in the woods!
19 July 2007 | by NativeBlood66See all my reviews

Generally after a movie comes out is when people , critics or whoever, begin making comparisons between it and other films.

If there happen to be any similarities at all then the film is labeled a rip-off and then sent off to the wonderful land of the back room shelf. This is one that I am glad stayed off the back room shelf, if anything, for nostalgic reasons.

Most film makers would tell you they were inspired by something whether it was "Spider Man" or "Black Narcissus" when they were a kid. It doesn't mean they directly ripped it off.

The story for "Grizzly" was written before "Jaws" came out, the writers didn't know each other, and though one might be able to draw parallels as far as the story goes it is not a "Jaws" rip-off. It's just that you have blood, guts and gore and so did Jaws which came out, theatrically, a year earlier.

One is on land and one is in the ocean...How exactly is that the same? No. The real rip-off movie of "Jaws" is the Italian movie "The Last Shark".

"Grizzly" came out in our nation's Bi-Centennial year. "Jaws" kept me out of the water and "Grizzly" kept me out of the woods for a LONG time. Even now though,31 years later, the film is still worth a look and it has some very interesting ideas represented and some very interesting camera shots and a couple of good scares.

Does it have a cheese factor? Of course, but overall it a pretty good low-budget flick which makes me think of guerrilla film-making and it makes the effort at trying to tell a good story..

I put it right in the middle of the scale and worth checking out depending on your own personal perception of what a monster movie should be .


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