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Bear Cub (2004)

Cachorro (original title)
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Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks. When it appears as though it might become a permanent arrangement, ... See full summary »

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Miguel Albaladejo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Luis García Pérez ... Pedro
David Castillo David Castillo ... Bernardo
Empar Ferrer Empar Ferrer ... Dª Teresa
Elvira Lindo Elvira Lindo ... Violeta
Arno Chevrier Arno Chevrier ... Manuel
Mario Arias Mario Arias ... Javi
Josele Román ... Gloria
Diana Cerezo Diana Cerezo ... Lola
Daniel Llobregat Daniel Llobregat ... Bernardo 14 años
Juanma Lara Juanma Lara ... Aitor
Jorge Calvo ... Antonio
Josep Tomàs Josep Tomàs ... Juan Carlos (as Josep Tomás)
Juanjo Martínez Juanjo Martínez ... Iván
Ramón Ramos Ramón Ramos ... Ricardo
Patxi Uribarren Patxi Uribarren ... Quique
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Storyline

Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks. When it appears as though it might become a permanent arrangement, however, Pedro turns to his friends for guidance as he and 9-year-old Bernardo begin to forge a household together. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Parenthood is about to get a little hairer

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

27 February 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Bear Cub See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,002, 7 November 2004

Gross USA:

$100,133

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$389,486
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Spanish title "Cachorro" literally translates as "puppy", "pup" or "cub". See more »

Quotes

Bernardo: I don't want to leave you alone.
Pedro: Don't worry about me.
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Alternate Versions

TLA Releasing, the distributor of "Bear Cub", released two different versions of the film on DVD. The "Unrated Director's Cut" has a 99 minute running time and the edited "R-Rated Version" has a 95 minute time. See more »

Connections

Remake of Bearcub (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Hombres
Written by Luis Prósper, Alaska (as Olvido Gara) and Nacho Canut (as Ignacio Canut)
Performed by Fangoria
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User Reviews

 
CUB Scout
17 September 2005 | by NJMoonSee all my reviews

BEAR CUB introduces many to the concept of the non-traditional gay male: the hairy and chunky variety. It also artfully presents real-life situations for the characters. The relationship between a 'bear' uncle and his young nephew is the main focus, but the film also embraces the concept of male to male relationships (sexual and otherwise), HIV, and extended families. It manages to do all this without becoming maudlin or overly busy. The storytelling aspects of BEAR CUB are sharply honed. The performances are also quite good, especially from the central figures. There is, however, a somewhat lethargic feeling to the proceedings as well. I'm not sure if it is the unremarkable scoring and editing, but the film feels every bit it's 100 minutes. The characters are sometimes painfully earnest and the tone tips towards the self-important a bit too often. Perhaps it was reading the 'Director's Message' about the film that predisposed me toward this view. Also, the pacing of the movie feels a bit too 'even keel' - lacking a sense of momentum to carry us through to the final credits. The DVD 'extra scenes' reveal a highly comic scene at the film's core that might have pepped things up a bit. Whether it was excised for length or sexual content is not made clear. For those who think of Smokey and Yogi at the mention of 'bears' this film will be a real eye-opener. For the bear community it is at least a step (or two) forward.


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