The Bear (1984 film)

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The Bear
The Bear 1984.JPG
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Produced by James A. Hearn
Larry G. Spangler
Written by Michael Kane
Music by Bill Conti
Cinematography Laszlo George
Edited by Robert Florio
Distributed by Embassy Pictures
Release date
  • September 28, 1984 (1984-09-28) (U.S.)
Running time
110 mins.
Country United States
Language English
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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