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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:

G | See all certifications »
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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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Good Family Film, Unforgettable Character.
30 July 2013 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

They don't make films like this anymore, sadly, since it presents such a thoughtful and gentle view of living in harmony in the wild with animals that it no doubt is called "corny" by modern cynics that are far too jaded by our coarse modern culture.

Dan Haggerty debuts as James "Grizzly" Adams, and is perfect casting, though it is a shame that the narration doesn't allow him to speak very much! Great score, lovely scenery, and pleasant(though still sad) story are all pluses. Schick Sunn Classics produced this, as well as other Documentary films like "In Search Of Noah's Ark", "The Lincoln Conspiracy" & "Beyond & Back".

Not yet on DVD, an oversight I hope gets corrected soon!

This film was a huge hit, and led to the TV series.


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