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Claws (1977)

PG | | Horror, Thriller | 1977 (USA)
Hunters wound a grizzly bear in a national forest in Alaska. Soon after, the wounded bear goes off and kills several other hunters, hikers, campers, the sheriff and a little boy scout. ... See full summary »


Richard Bansbach, Robert E. Pearson (as Robert E. Pierson)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Evers ... Jason Monroe
Leon Ames ... Commissioner
Anthony Caruso ... Henry
Carla Layton Carla Layton ... Chris
Glenn Sipes Glenn Sipes ... Howard
Buck Young ... Pilot
Myron Healey ... Sheriff
Buck Monroe Buck Monroe ... Buck Monroe
Wayne Lonacre Wayne Lonacre ... Gil Evans
Bill Ratcliffe Bill Ratcliffe ... Marshal
Brian Russell Brian Russell ... Local Reporter
Rand Carr Rand Carr ... Radio Operator (as Randy Carr)
Robert E. Pearson Robert E. Pearson ... TV Reporter (as Bob Pierson)
Joe Shaw Joe Shaw ... TV Cameraman
Marvin Borgmier Marvin Borgmier ... The Hunter


Hunters wound a grizzly bear in a national forest in Alaska. Soon after, the wounded bear goes off and kills several other hunters, hikers, campers, the sheriff and a little boy scout. Jason Evers sets out to stop it in the frozen plains of the Alaska mountains. Written by <Blythe379@cs.com>

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One killer Grizzly towers above the rest! See more »


Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Devil Bear See more »

Filming Locations:

Alaska, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Alaska Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Was re-released in 1978 in Canada and Mexico as "Grizzly 2" in an effort to capitalize on the success of another similarly themed killer grizzly bear film a year before "Grizzly" (1976), which had performed exceptionally well worldwide. "Claws" is often times mistaken as the sequel to "Grizzly" because of its re-release title, but has no connection to the film, nor any connection to the real infamous lost sequel, "Predator: The Concert" (AKA: "Grizzly II: The Predator"). See more »


Henry: Do you want whiskey?
Jason Monroe: No thank you, my little boy was just attacked by a damn grizzly bear.
Henry: Is he alright?
Jason Monroe: I'm not sure.
Henry: Oh, I think I will go drink whiskey now.
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Referenced in Harry and the Hendersons (1987) See more »

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A interesting varient on Jaws
19 October 2003 | by jongrunerSee all my reviews

Okay, this movie was only ever made to cash in on the huge hit Jaws, it's name alone makes this very clear. But for those who haven't seen this seventies rarity, I highly recommend it.

I was surprised to find that a similar Bear flick called Grizzly got a DVD release in the states and this did not, but who knows, with the absence of a decent DVD back cataloque worldwide, no doubt someone somewhere will by up the rights and put it on general release again.

If you can catch this on TV like I have may times, make sure you watch it, it's not scary, but very enjoyable!

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