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The Junction Boys (2002)

Story of Bear Bryant's first summer as head football coach at Texas A&M. Bear takes his charges out onto the scorched plains and sees who survives.

Director:

Mike Robe

Writers:

Jim Dent (book), Mike Robe (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Paul 'Bear' Bryant
Bernard Curry ... Johnny Haynes
Fletcher Humphrys ... Skeet Keeler
Ryan Kwanten ... Claude Gearheart
Nick Tate ... Smokey Harper
Ewen Leslie ... Luke Mason
Luke Ford ... Perch
Josef Ber ... Pine
Ryan Johnson ... Mike Hess
Mark Lee ... Coach Gilmore
Andy Anderson ... Coach Betch
Martin Grelis Martin Grelis ... Recruiting Coach
James Smillie ... Dwayne Hess
Alan Dukes ... Nervous Alum
Kim Knuckey Kim Knuckey ... Good Ol' Boy Alum
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Storyline

Story of Bear Bryant's first summer as head football coach at Texas A&M. Bear takes his charges out onto the scorched plains and sees who survives.

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Genres:

Drama | Sport

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Jogadores do Texas See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Gene Stallings, a Junction Boy who later went on to coach at Texas A&M, in the NFL with with the St. Louis (now Arizona) Cardinals and then at Alabama, disputed the way both "The Junction Boys" book and movie portrayed Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. In a September 2006 interview with Tuscaloosa Magazine, Stallings had this to say: "Junction, Texas, was tough, but I didn't like the way the book...and movie portrayed Coach Bryant. He wasn't brutal; he was tough. That's a big difference. He wanted to bring us together, away from distractions, unite the team." See more »

Goofs

During one of the practice scenes at Junction, a current-day, padded belt designed to protect the ribs can be seen underneath a players' jersey. This piece of football equipment was not available in 1954. See more »

Quotes

Bear Bryant: [Johnny Haynes gets knocked over] No, no, no! Haynes, you rinky-dink! Get up!
[grabs Haynes by the pads]
Bear Bryant: A senior, and you don't know how to whip a block? Give me a three-point stance!
Bear Bryant: Blow the whistle, coach!
[the whistle blows; Bryant knocks Haynes down hard]
Bear Bryant: That's how you do it! Son, you have got to get down low underneath your man and straighten him up!
[turns to the players]
Bear Bryant: Now I am sick and tired of this playing grab-ass!
[notices Watts without his helmet on]
Bear Bryant: Watts, you puke! Why is your hat...
[...]
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 9 October 2015 (2015) See more »

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Great movie
14 December 2002 | by tmbstne1See all my reviews

Just saw The Junction Boys, a must see movie if you ever get the chance. Tom Beringer portrays Bear Bryant perfectly, and everyone of the supporting actors were wonderfully cast. ESPN entertainment is getting better with every project they produce.


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