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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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Cast

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:
Ali Oop Ali Oop ... 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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Taglines:

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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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A family movie not recommended for adults or children
9 January 2011 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

This is a rare Canadian film funded by the Canadian government that actually tries to be entertaining, no doubt due to the fact that it was a co-production with England and the United States. It also has above average production values as well, with good photography and well-dressed sequences, though there are occasionally some signs that they didn't have enough money to do anything (when the boy is dragged away for kilometers from camp by the bear, we don't see this.) Still, I don't see this movie being appropriate for kids or their parents. Parents will notice that the characters are pretty thinly written and don't grab our attention. Parents will also notice that most of the movie consists of the boy and the bear wandering place to place with no consequence, and that gets boring pretty quick. (I think kids will get bored by this as well.) And during the climax, there is some surprisingly brutal violence that might freak out younger kids. In the end, this is yet another Canadian film that explains why English Canadians for the most part will not embrace their country's film industry.


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