After being freed from his life in an underground bunker, a man sets out to make a movie of the only TV show he has ever known.


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Kevin Costello (screenplay by), Kyle Mooney (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Mooney ... James
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ... Spencer (as Jorge Lendeborg)
Matt Walsh ... Greg Pope
Michaela Watkins ... Louise Pope
Claire Danes ... Emily
Ryan Simpkins ... Aubrey Pope
Greg Kinnear ... Detective Vogel
Mark Hamill ... Ted
Alexa Demie ... Merideth
Beck Bennett ... Deputy Bander
Chance Crimin Chance Crimin ... Logan
Jane Adams ... April
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Arielle Smiles
Andy Samberg ... Eric
James Anthony Green ... Police Officer


Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself. Written by Brigsby Bear Productions

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief sexuality, drug material and teen partying | See all certifications »

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The tape that Beck Bennett's character takes out and watches is actually a VHS of the Shirley Temple film Little Miss Broadway (1938). See more »


[In unison, at the dinner table]
James Pope: May our minds be stronger tomorrow.
Ted Mitchum: May our minds be stronger tomorrow.
April Mitchum: May our minds be stronger tomorrow.
[They each shake hands]
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References Tron (1982) See more »


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Written by Andy Caldwell
Performed by Andy Caldwell
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Hits All The Right Notes
7 June 2018 | by danielcooperclarkSee all my reviews

The initial releases - theater and home combined - grossed about $700,000 worldwide. The producers aren't telling what the budget was. Who knows if the revenue covered the production cost. But it sure didn't come close to the $5 million Sony pitched in to distribute it. Maybe they're hoping that over time it'll become a cult classic online.

I hope so too. The film deserves success. It's a spirited paean of praise to the transformative power of art and imagination. Of course the "plausibles," as Hitchcock called them, don't warm up to it. But for those willing to be carried along by a vibrant and positive vision, told with a quiet sense of humor, Brigsby Bear hits all the right notes.

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Release Date:

21 September 2017 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Brigsby Bear See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,652, 30 July 2017

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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