Teddy Bear’s Pic-A-Nic

Grizzly-1976

This was the first of the great Jaws ripoffs, with Christopher George (The Devil’s 8, Graduation Day, a sort of tough guy version of George Segall) in the Brody role, Richard Jaeckel in the Dreyfuss role, and Andrew Prine (Centerfold Girls, Barn Of The Naked Dead…you dedicated sickies may have noticed that Prine is a personal favorite here at Mondo Confidential) in the Quint role. Director William Girdler had a million bucks to play with (and dig that poster…that’s Neal Adams artwork) so this was as epic as it gets for a guy who started out with ultra cheapies like Three On A Meathook and Asylum Of Satan. Oh, don’t worry…it’s still a B-movie to the bone: monster P.O.V. shots…cheesy gore FX…absurd dialogue…tasteless jokes…even a “shower” scene. And unlike Spielberg, Girdler had the guts to use a real bear…

Teddy auditions with a medley of Shakesphear solliloquies

Teddy auditions with a medley of Shakesphear solliloquies

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