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Gentle Ben (2002)

When a boy is left in the care of his mountain-ranger uncle, he learns valuable lessons about man's relationship with wild animals, and how the mayor poses a threat to local legend Ben - a grizzly bear.

Director:

David S. Cass Sr.

Writers:

Walt Morey (novel), Jim Makichuk (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dean Cain ... Jack Wedloe
Corbin Bernsen ... Fog Benson
William Katt ... Gittis Malone
Martin Kove ... Cully
Reiley McClendon ... Mark Wedloe
Ashley Laurence ... Dakota
Gil Birmingham ... Pete
Cody Weiant ... Ashley Benson
Stephen Bridgewater ... Norwood Malone (as Stephen W. Bridgewater)
David Atkinson ... Ranch Hand
J. Karen Thomas ... Ms. Washborough
Dustin Lopez Dustin Lopez ... Gunther
Bonkers Bonkers ... Ben
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When a boy is left in the care of his mountain-ranger uncle, he learns valuable lessons about man's relationship with wild animals, and how the mayor poses a threat to local legend Ben - a grizzly bear.

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Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'ours et l'enfant See more »

Filming Locations:

Auburn, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Angle of the ladder, as Mark puts it into the pit for the bear to climb out. See more »

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Followed by Gentle Ben 2: Black Gold (2003) See more »

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Don't expect wonders
4 August 2002 | by mik-19See all my reviews

I watched 'Gentle Ben' on the telly last night and was quite reasonably entertained. You need to rise above the movie's PC-eco-philosophical blandness and value the scenery, the acting of the boy, and the sheer marvel of being this close to a black bear. Don't expect wonders, but if you have nothing much else to do on a late weekday night, you might as well watch it.


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