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The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1974)

After fleeing into the mountains after he is wrongly accused of murder, woodsman "Grizzly Adams" discovers an uncanny bond to the indigenous wildlife of the region after rescuing an orphaned grizzly bear cub whom he adopts and calls "Ben".

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Lawrence Dobkin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dan Haggerty ... James Capen Adams
Don Shanks ... Nakoma
Marjorie Harper Marjorie Harper ... Adult Peg
Lisa Jones Lisa Jones ... Young Peg
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bozo the Bear ... Ben (voice)
William Woodson William Woodson ... Narrator
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After fleeing into the mountains after he is wrongly accused of murder, woodsman "Grizzly Adams" discovers an uncanny bond to the indigenous wildlife of the region after rescuing an orphaned grizzly bear cub whom he adopts and calls "Ben".

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The true story of a man exiled in the wilderness and how he learns to survive


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mann in den Bergen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$45,411,063

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,000,000
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Production Co:

Sun International See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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LOVED this movie & TV show
18 March 2017 | by double_the_pinkSee all my reviews

I LOVED this movie and the TV show as a child in the 1970s. Watched the show with my dad ALL the time, and it still reminds me of him. James "Grizzly" Adams is wrongly accused of murder, and flees into the wilderness to safety. There he saves an orphaned bear cub, who grows up to be Adams' best friend, the lovable Ben. Adams has a special bond with all the wild animals in the forest. They have all kinds of adventures with nature, and a few people here and there. Very innocent movie and TV show (no sex or excessive violence), and it sounds cliché', but they just don't make them like this anymore. I cannot seem to find the 1974 movie in print on DVD, and I would LOVE to. If anyone knows if this is available on DVD anywhere, please post about it. As far as I have found I've only seen old VHS copies for sale, and I don't have a VCR. Catch this movie, TV show, and the conclusion movie "The Capture of Grizzly Adams" if you get the chance. All 3 are a great moment in time.


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