The Bear (1984)





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This sincere biopic pays tribute to legendary University of Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant as it chronicles his illustrious 5-decade long career as both a player and coach.
Drama , Kids & Family
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Gary Busey
as Paul 'Bear' Bryant
Harry Dean Stanton
as Coach Thomas
Cary Guffey
as Grandson Mark
Cynthia Leake
as Mary Harmon Bryant
Michael McGrady
as Gene Stallings
Terry Beaver
as Walter Kuhen
Brett Rice
as Don Hutson
John J. York
as Manning
Walker Edmiston
as Dr. Rose
Owen Orr
as Ermal Allen
Jeff Tyler
as Dee Powell
Steve Greenstein
as Joe Namath
Scott Campbell
as Dennis Goehring
Eric Hipple
as Tony Eason
Joe Rainer
as Dr. Thomas
Jon-Erik Hexum
as Pat Trammell
Carmen Thomas
as Mae Martin Bryant
Ken Taylor
as Jimbo
Muriel Moore
as Miss Vernon
Mike Elias
as Lloyd Hale
Ivan Green
as Mr. Gallagher
Walter Edmiston
as Dr. Rose
Buddy Farmer
as Herman Ball
Michael Prokopuk
as Bob Lockett
Robert Craighead
as Jack Pardee
Montgomery Glenn
as Phillips
Pat Greenstein
as Joe Namath
Damon Sarafian
as Don Watson
Charles Gabrielson
as Steve Meilinger
Tod Spangler
as Bobby Keith
Rhett Evers
as Mr. Jackson
Inman Banks
as Larry
Bobby Butler
as Wilbur Jackson
Gordon E. 'Chet' Chessher
as Timothy Gallagher
Owen E. Orr
as Ermal Allen
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I've never been all that much of a sports fan but I am a fan of sports movies and definately a fan of Gary Busey. The Bear is an important move that shouldn't be overlooked any longer. I hope that you are able to find a copy and watch Gary's presentation of the life of Coach Bear Bryant.

Allen Beasley
Allen Beasley

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