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The Bear (1984)

Biopic about the great college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant of the University of Alabama.

Writer:

Michael Kane
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Busey ... Paul W. Bryant
Cynthia Leake ... Mary Harmon Bryant
Carmen Thomas Carmen Thomas ... Mae Martin Bryant
Cary Guffey ... Grandson Marc
Harry Dean Stanton ... Coach Thomas
Jon-Erik Hexum ... Pat Trammell
Steve Greenstein Steve Greenstein ... Joe Namath
Michael McGrady ... Gene Stallings
William Wesley Neighbors Jr. William Wesley Neighbors Jr. ... Billy Neighbors
Brett Rice ... Don Hutson
Buddy Farmer Buddy Farmer ... Herman Ball
Owen Orr Owen Orr ... Ermal Allen (as Owen E. Orr)
Charles Gabrielson Charles Gabrielson ... Steve Meilinger
D'Urville Martin ... Billy
Ken Taylor Ken Taylor ... Jimbo / Ball Player
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Biopic about the great college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant of the University of Alabama.

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WINNING. That was the difference between playing football and playing for "The Bear".


Certificate:

PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Bär See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$221,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,160,644, 30 September 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,687,148
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Alabama fans in and around Tuscaloosa protested the making of this movie which resulted it being filmed in other locations. See more »


Soundtracks

I'll Be Home Again
Music by Bill Conti
Lyrics by Dennis Lambert
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Nightmare on the Set as an EXTRA
27 October 2007 | by Donald WilliamsSee all my reviews

My name is Donald Van Williams and I was also a Featured Extra in this movie, my Agent thought it would be good for me ,I had Just been released by the Oakland Raiders Football Club after an injury in Mini Camp,it was crazy. We shot at a school near Los Angeles Ca., I played Jeff Fagen #34 a team player, half the time we were waiting for Gary Busey to come out of his trailer sober enough to shoot the next take. I ended up breaking my wrist, under paid and turned off at Acting. Hell at one time, we were shooting a locker room take that should have taken 10 seconds, but due to Gary"s "Drunk" it took 12 hours. The only thing that made it all worth while, was all the side splitting laughter ,we the extra's, had and the friendship's made.I am happy to see that Gary has done well over the years and wish him the best of luck, As for the film, i only saw it once, it was a trip.


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