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Grizzly Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This ecology-themed horror movie took its inspiration from the success of and moved that film's man-versus-nature conflict from the seaside to the forest. The plot of Grizzly focuses on Mike Kelly (Christopher George), a forest ranger whose peaceful tenure over a forest housing a busy nature lodge is interrupted by the arrival of a very deadly and hungry 15-foot grizzly bear. As the bear starts killing rangers and campers, Park Supervisor Charley Kittridge (Joe Dorsey) tries to cover up the problem and tries to keep Kelly from acting in a way that will cause public suspicion. Finally, Kelly decides to do what is right and teams up with macho pilot Don Stober (Andrew Prine) and eccentric naturalist Arthur Scott (Richard Jaeckel) to hunt the grizzly down on its own turf. Grizzly was roundly panned by critics for its slavish, blow-by-blow imitation of its more sophisticated model, , but its gruesome shock power made it a major hit with audiences around the world. Director William Girdler followed this success up with another ecology-themed shocker in William Girdler, and the film's producers made a still-unreleased sequel, Grizzly II, which provided early roles for Charlie Sheen and George Clooney. ~ Donald Guarisco, Rovi

Cast

Christopher George
as The Ranger
Andrew Prine
as The Helicopter Pilot
Richard Jaeckel
as The Naturalist
Joseph Dorsey
as Kittridge, the Park Supervisor
Kermit Echols
as Corwin
Harvey Flaxman
as Reporter
Charles Kissinger
as Dr. Hallitt

Crew

William Girdler
Director
Harvey Flaxman
Producer
Harvey Flaxman
Screenwriter
Edward L. Montoro
Executive Producer
Phil Corey
Special Effects
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