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  • The Bear (1984)
  • PG
    110 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The Bear (1984)
PG
110 min | Biography, Drama, Family

Biopic about the great college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant of the University of Alabama.
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Barbara Dodd (as Barbara Remsen)
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Release date
Sep 28, 1984 (United States)

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91 cast members
Name Known for
Gary Busey
Paul W. Bryant Paul W. Bryant   See fewer
Cynthia Leake
Mary Harmon Bryant Mary Harmon Bryant   See fewer
Carmen Thomas
Mae Martin Bryant Mae Martin Bryant   See fewer
Cary Guffey
Grandson Marc Grandson Marc   See fewer
Harry Dean Stanton
Coach Thomas Coach Thomas   See fewer
Jon-Erik Hexum
Pat Trammell Pat Trammell   See fewer
Steve Greenstein
Joe Namath Joe Namath   See fewer
Michael McGrady
Gene Stallings Gene Stallings   See fewer
William Wesley Neighbors Jr.
Billy Neighbors Billy Neighbors   See fewer
Brett Rice
Don Hutson Don Hutson   See fewer
Buddy Farmer
Herman Ball Herman Ball   See fewer
Owen Orr
Ermal Allen (as Owen E. Orr) Ermal Allen (as Owen E. Orr)   See fewer
Charles Gabrielson
Steve Meilinger Steve Meilinger   See fewer
Ken Taylor
Jimbo / Ball Player Jimbo / Ball Player   See fewer
Ned Luke
Football Player Football Player   See fewer
Muriel Moore
Miss Vernon Miss Vernon   See fewer
Ivan Green
Mr. Gallagher Mr. Gallagher   See fewer
Scott Campbell
Dennis Goehring Dennis Goehring   See fewer
Robert Craighead
Jack Pardee Jack Pardee   See fewer
Damon B. Sarafian
Don Watson (as Damon Sarafian) Don Watson (as Damon Sarafian)   See fewer
Todd Spangler
Bobby Keith (as Tod Spangler) Bobby Keith (as Tod Spangler)   See fewer
Michael Prokopuk
Bob Lockett Bob Lockett   See fewer
Jeff Tyler
Dee Powell Dee Powell   See fewer
Mike Elias
Lloyd Hale (as Mike M. Elias) Lloyd Hale (as Mike M. Elias)   See fewer
Walker Edmiston
Dr. Rose Dr. Rose   See fewer
Terry Beaver
Walter Kuhen Walter Kuhen   See fewer
John J. York
Manning Manning   See fewer
Rhett Evers
Mr. Jackson Mr. Jackson   See fewer
Josef Rainer
Dr. Thomas (as Joe Rainer) Dr. Thomas (as Joe Rainer)   See fewer
Glenn Montgomery
Phillips Phillips   See fewer
Bobby Butler
Wilbur Jackson Wilbur Jackson   See fewer
Gordon E. 'Chet' Chessher
Timothy Gallagher Timothy Gallagher   See fewer
Bill Erwin
Alabama Alumni Alabama Alumni   See fewer
Don Starr
Alabama Alumni Alabama Alumni   See fewer
Richard McMurray
Alabama Alumni Alabama Alumni   See fewer
Danny Nelson
Alabama Alumni Alabama Alumni   See fewer
Gary Sexton
Cousin (as Gary D. Sexton) Cousin (as Gary D. Sexton)   See fewer
Robert Burke Warren
Young Man (as Robert Warren) Young Man (as Robert Warren)   See fewer
Bill Coates
Train Conductor Train Conductor   See fewer
Adrian Elder
University President University President   See fewer
John Malloy
Kentucky Alumni Kentucky Alumni   See fewer
Mert Hatfield
Kentucky Alumni Kentucky Alumni   See fewer
Bob Hannah
Kentucky Alumni Kentucky Alumni   See fewer
Louie Elias
Junction Coach Junction Coach   See fewer
Jon Hayden
Poker Player Poker Player   See fewer
Kelly Junkerman
Poker Player (as Kelly Yunkerman) Poker Player (as Kelly Yunkerman)   See fewer
Randal Patrick
Poker Player (as Randy Patrick) Poker Player (as Randy Patrick)   See fewer
Richard Sarafian Jr.
Alabama Wide Receiver Alabama Wide Receiver   See fewer
Richard Stelling
Hat Salesman Hat Salesman   See fewer
Harry Kalas
Commentator Commentator   See fewer
Johnny Holliday
Commentator Commentator   See fewer
Royce Clark
Security Guard Security Guard   See fewer
Elliott Street
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
Raymond Johnson
Police Detective (as Ray Johnson) Police Detective (as Ray Johnson)   See fewer
John Nixon
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
P.J. Shinall
T.V. Assistant T.V. Assistant   See fewer
Ralph Pace
Awards Presenter Awards Presenter   See fewer
John N. Whittle
T.V. Director (as John Whittle) T.V. Director (as John Whittle)   See fewer
Clarence Brown
Preacher Preacher   See fewer
Douglas Simpson
Liberty Bowl Player (as Douglas W. Simpson) Liberty Bowl Player (as Douglas W. Simpson)   See fewer
Art Duim Jr.
Liberty Bowl Player Liberty Bowl Player   See fewer
Myron L. Lapka
Liberty Bowl Player (as Myron Lapka) Liberty Bowl Player (as Myron Lapka)   See fewer
Clay Kruse
Liberty Bowl Player Liberty Bowl Player   See fewer
Monty Cox
Trainer (as Lamont Cox) Trainer (as Lamont Cox)   See fewer
Herbert Bress
Trainer Trainer   See fewer
Frank O'Neill
Trainer Trainer   See fewer
Brian Bishop
Jock / Ball Player Jock / Ball Player   See fewer
Eric Hipple
Illinois quarterback Tony Eason Illinois quarterback Tony Eason   See fewer
John Lamb
Basketball Player Basketball Player   See fewer
Robert LeRoux
Alabama Player on Train (as Robert J. LeRoux) Alabama Player on Train (as Robert J. LeRoux)   See fewer
Earl Ramsey
Board Member Board Member   See fewer
Michael Rogers
Football player Football player   See fewer
Doug Stroup
Football Player Football Player   See fewer
Jeff Vargen
Texas A&M Football Player Texas A&M Football Player   See fewer
Robert Watzke
Junction Football Player Junction Football Player   See fewer
Stan Carlson
Assistant Coach (uncredited) Assistant Coach (uncredited)   See fewer
Chip Coffey
Paul Bryant's fraternity brother (1930s) (uncredited) Paul Bryant's fraternity brother (1930s) (uncredited)   See fewer
John Hightower
Alabama Football Player (uncredited) Alabama Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Helen Kelly
Girl at the Football Game (uncredited) Girl at the Football Game (uncredited)   See fewer
Karl G. Lutz
Ballroom Football Player Escort (uncredited) Ballroom Football Player Escort (uncredited)   See fewer
Franceska Lynne
Hollywood starlet (uncredited) Hollywood starlet (uncredited)   See fewer
George D. Miklos
Guy at football game (uncredited) Guy at football game (uncredited)   See fewer
Raylon C. Ruggles
Alabama Football Player (uncredited) Alabama Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Peter Tanner
State Trooper Roberts (uncredited) State Trooper Roberts (uncredited)   See fewer
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