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The Bear (1984)

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

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Carmen Thomas ...
Mae Martin Bryant
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Grandson Marc
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Coach Thomas
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Steve Greenstein ...
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Gene Stallings
William Wesley Neighbors Jr. ...
Billy Neighbors
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Don Hutson
Buddy Farmer ...
Herman Ball
Owen Orr ...
Ermal Allen (as Owen E. Orr)
Charles Gabrielson ...
Steve Meilinger
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Billy
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".


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PG
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28 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Der Bär  »

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


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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 See 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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