Directed by William Girdler
An enormous grizzly bear embarks on a murderous rampage in a national park, killing campers, hunters, and anyone else who gets in its way. But when rangers push to close the park, craven officials decide to keep it open. Sound familiar? A year after JAWS broke records, director William Girdler set out to cash in with a knockoff - and guess what? It worked. GRIZZLY became the top independent hit of 1976, grossing nearly $30 million dollars and inspiring many more animal attack thrillers - including Girdler's semi-sequel DAY OF THE ANIMALS the following year.
An enormous grizzly bear embarks on a murderous rampage in a national park.
Cast: Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel
It’s an okay killer bear film
Bobby, poor little bastard
Not great. Story feels bloated. Acting is okay, but the characters are underdeveloped and many of them are just generally unlikable.
I remember watching this as a kid with my grandparents. The nostalgia factor is there, and it brought back a lot of memories of my pap imitating the grizzly bear for quite some time after seeing this movie. For some reason, I am remembering a different ending though. The one I keep seeing in my memory was one where the beat is lured into the spinning blades of the helicopter, and thus beheaded. Anyone else remember this or am I confusing this with another movie?