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The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams 

An innocent fugitive from the law lives in the wilderness with a grizzly bear companion and helps passers-by in the forest.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dan Haggerty ...  James 'Grizzly' Adams 37 episodes, 1977-1978
Denver Pyle ...  Mad Jack 37 episodes, 1977-1978
Bozo the Bear ...  Ben, the Bear 37 episodes, 1977-1978
Don Shanks ...  Nakoma 36 episodes, 1977-1978
Number Seven ...  Burro 35 episodes, 1977-1978
Joshua ...  Raccoon 18 episodes, 1977-1978
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Storyline

In the 1850s, a farmer named James Adams is accused of a crime he didn't commit and must flee into the mountains. There, he rescues and cares for an abandoned grizzly bear cub who subsequently grows into a powerful adult companion named Ben. In addition, Adams learns that he has an uncanny link to much of the wildlife of the region who interact with him on their own without fear or aggression. Now "Grizzly" Adams lives in the wilderness with only an old trader named Mad Jack and an Native American named Nakoma as his only regular human friends. There he meets and aids a variety of visitors who usually are unused to the dangers this beautiful land can have. Unfortunately, while he protects the wildlife from unnecessary harm, he still must be watchful for the bounty hunters looking for the price on his head. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Official Sites:

Grizzly Adams Productions

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grizzly Adams See more »

Filming Locations:

Happy Jack, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sunn Classic Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series was shot in Northern Utah countryside locations. The production office was based in Park City, Utah. The production of this show put Park City on the map in the film industry, and was influential to Robert Redford, who established his Sundance Film Festival there after the series ended. See more »

Quotes

Mad Jack: [title sequence narration] They call me Mad Jack, and if there is anybody in these mountains that knows the real story about James Adams, that'd be me. So I'm putting it down in writing just how it happened in hopes of setting the record straight. Well, my friend Adams was accused of a crime he didn't commit, so he escaped into the mountains, leaving behind the only life that he ever knew. Now that wilderness out there ain't no place for a greenhorn and his chances of survivin' were mighty slim....
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A Wonderful Subject of Being One with Nature
30 January 2005 | by zelda1964See all my reviews

Even though this show lasted for only a Year, the program made for a great Family series. Haggerty,Pyle,and even the actor Shanks(who plays Indian friend Nakuma)were wonderful! The program starts off, where a man is accused of a crime he did not commit. He goes into hiding off to the Mountains and befriends characters that teach him and the viewer Lessons about Life. I recall the film "Challenge to be Free"; Both main characters hide away and become "One with Nature".I do enjoy stories about Friendship, working together and Grizzly Adams is a very sweet,and wholesome show. The viewer learns about Teamwork,compromise and respecting the great gifts of the World that God gave us.


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