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Grizzly Falls (1999)

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When a young boy is captured by a grizzly bear, he begins the most incredible journey of a lifetime, full of breathtaking excitement, harrowing danger and thrilling surprises.

Director:

Stewart Raffill

Writers:

Stuart Margolin (story), Richard Beattie (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Bryan Brown ... Tyrone Bankston
Tom Jackson ... Joshua McTavish
Oliver Tobias ... Genet
Richard Harris ... Old Harry
Daniel Clark ... Young Harry
Chantel Dick Chantel Dick ... Young Jennifer
Trevor Lowden Trevor Lowden ... Joshua Jr.
Marnie McPhail ... Mother
Ken Kramer ... House Master
Brock Simpson ... Lanky
Colin D. Simpson Colin D. Simpson ... Grits
James Bearden James Bearden ... Menke (as Jim Bearden)
John Tench ... Wes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barney ... Miz the Bear
Betty Betty ... Miz the Bear
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Storyline

Out in the wilds, an aged man tells his grandchildren a tale of his own youth. After his mother dies, his usually-absent father, whom he barely knows, takes him into these same wilds to hunt for a grizzly. They find a mother bear with two cubs. The hunters capture the cubs, but the grizzly captures the lad. Somehow, boy and bear bond and trek across the forest with dad and a First Nations friend on their trail. After a while, the boy figures out where he and his new mother are going: toward her cubs. Rifles, dogs, hunters, bear, cubs, father, and son are headed for a rendezvous. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Boy, a bear, an amazing adventure.

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for wilderness adventure violence and some mild language | See all certifications »
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Excellent, exciting movie!
21 January 2006 | by inkwolfSee all my reviews

A good movie, that should probably have been rated PG-13, in my opinion. There are some genuinely terrifying parts, bad language, and some violent and realistic fighting. It keeps you pretty close to the edge of your seat, for most of the film.

The family-relationship subplot was not very convincing, but otherwise an excellent film. I also found it confusing that the Grandfather made some comment about moving to England from Chicago, and as a child attended what appeared to be an English boarding school...but took the train out west to look for bears. Maybe I misunderstood something.

(One note: the bear is not Bart, but Ali Oop. I have submitted a correction to IMDb.)


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Official Sites:

Providence Entertainment

Country:

UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Aventura See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,802, 30 January 2000

Gross USA:

$168,874

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,874
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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