The Bear (1984 film)

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The Bear
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Directed byRichard C. Sarafian
Produced byJames A. Hearn
Larry G. Spangler
Written byMichael Kane
Music byBill Conti
CinematographyLaszlo George
Edited byRobert Florio
Distributed byEmbassy Pictures
Release date
  • September 28, 1984 (1984-09-28) (U.S.)
Running time
110 mins.
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,700,000[1]

The Bear is a 1984 biopic starring Gary Busey and Jon-Erik Hexum. The film was written by Michael Kane, directed by Richard C. Sarafian, and produced by James A. Hearn and Larry G. Spangler.


The Bear follows the life of Paul "Bear" Bryant (Busey), head coach of the University of Alabama football team, who died in 1983. Jon-Erik Hexum, who played Pat Trammell, also stars in the film.



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