The Bear

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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.


Gary Busey
as Paul 'Bear' Bryant
Cynthia Leake
as Mary Harmon Bryant
Jon-Erik Hexum
as Pat Trammell
Harry Dean Stanton
as Coach Thomas
Steve Greenstein
as Joe Namath
Carmen Thomas
as Mae Martin Bryant
Cary Guffey
as Grandson Mark
Michael McGrady
as Gene Stallings
Brett Rice
as Don Hutson
Buddy Farmer
as Herman Ball
Owen E. Orr
as Ermal Allen
Eric Hipple
as Tony Eason
Pat Greenstein
as Joe Namath
Owen Orr
as Ermal Allen
Charles Gabrielson
as Steve Meilinger
Muriel Moore
as Miss Vernon
Ivan Green
as Mr. Gallagher
Scott Campbell
as Dennis Goehring
Robert Craighead
as Jack Pardee
Damon Sarafian
as Don Watson
Tod Spangler
as Bobby Keith
Michael Prokopuk
as Bob Lockett
Jeff Tyler
as Dee Powell
Mike Elias
as Lloyd Hale
Terry Beaver
as Walter Kuhen
John J. York
as Manning
Rhett Evers
as Mr. Jackson
Joe Rainer
as Dr. Thomas
Bobby Butler
as Wilbur Jackson
Gordon E. 'Chet' Chessher
as Timothy Gallagher
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  • The Bear hawks the oldest line in sports films, telling us in various ways that Bryant was a "maker of men." We can believe it, and even admire it, because Busey brings out Bryant's courtly grace, his instinctual decency.

    Feb 22, 2019 | Full Review…

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