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The Junction Boys (2002)

Story of Bear Bryant's first summer as head football coach at Texas A&M. Bear takes his charges out onto the scorched plains and sees who survives.

Director:

Mike Robe

Writers:

Jim Dent (book), Mike Robe (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Paul 'Bear' Bryant
Bernard Curry ... Johnny Haynes
Fletcher Humphrys ... Skeet Keeler
Ryan Kwanten ... Claude Gearheart
Nick Tate ... Smokey Harper
Ewen Leslie ... Luke Mason
Luke Ford ... Perch
Josef Ber ... Pine
Ryan Johnson ... Mike Hess
Mark Lee ... Coach Gilmore
Andy Anderson ... Coach Betch
Martin Grelis ... Recruiting Coach
James Smillie ... Dwayne Hess
Alan Dukes ... Nervous Alum
Kim Knuckey Kim Knuckey ... Good Ol' Boy Alum
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Storyline

Story of Bear Bryant's first summer as head football coach at Texas A&M. Bear takes his charges out onto the scorched plains and sees who survives.

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Genres:

Drama | Sport

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Trivia

Gene Stallings, a Junction Boy who later went on to coach at Texas A&M, in the NFL with with the St. Louis (now Arizona) Cardinals and then at Alabama, disputed the way both "The Junction Boys" book and movie portrayed Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. In a September 2006 interview with Tuscaloosa Magazine, Stallings had this to say: "Junction, Texas, was tough, but I didn't like the way the book...and movie portrayed Coach Bryant. He wasn't brutal; he was tough. That's a big difference. He wanted to bring us together, away from distractions, unite the team." See more »

Goofs

A sign reads "Texas A&M University". Texas A&M did not become a "university" until 1962. In the 1950s, it was called "Texas A&M College." See more »

Quotes

Bear Bryant: [after several raps on the door] Is that a knock, or you humpin' the keyhole?
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 9 October 2015 (2015) See more »

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A little hokey but with a heart of gold
7 February 2009 | by dcw-12See all my reviews

This film reminds me of a movie from a different era. Its got a kind of innocence around it and isn't the usual pretentious Hollywood tripe. Yes you can find fault with some of the actors, with some of the details, and so on. However the film is easy to sink into and go to another place for a while. The actors enjoyed their work and its shows, the setting and story is compelling, especially if you are a Bear Bryant fan or know about football in Texas.

The film has a heart and the sum of the experience is greater than the individual parts. Also it has moments of extremely poignant emotion as the team is broken down and the Coach shows his dark side. Or is there meaning to the madness? The film gives the viewer the space to decide for themselves. It is never preachy.

No this isn't a 'big' movie, it isn't a glitzy movie, but then again it doesn't try too hard to impress. Its a humble movie that I found enjoyable. If the subject matter interests you I recommend the film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Jogadores do Texas See more »

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(TV)

Color:

Color
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