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Brigsby Bear (2017)

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After being freed from his life in an underground bunker, a man sets out to make a movie of the only TV show he has ever known.


Dave McCary


Kevin Costello (screenplay by), Kyle Mooney (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Mooney ... James Pope
Mark Hamill ... Ted Mitchum
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ... Spencer (as Jorge Lendeborg)
Matt Walsh ... Greg Pope
Michaela Watkins ... Louise Pope
Ryan Simpkins ... Aubrey Pope
Greg Kinnear ... Detective Vogel
Alexa Demie ... Merideth
Beck Bennett ... Detective Bander
Claire Danes ... Emily
Chance Crimin Chance Crimin ... Logan
Jane Adams ... April Mitchum
Andy Samberg ... Eric
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Arielle Smiles
James Anthony Green James Anthony Green ... Police Officer


Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself. Written by Brigsby Bear Productions

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief sexuality, drug material and teen partying | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

21 September 2017 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras de Brigsby Bear See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,652, 30 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$532,669, 19 October 2017
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The tape that Beck Bennett's character takes out and watches is actually a VHS of the Shirley Temple film Little Miss Broadway (1938). See more »


James Pope: Everything's very big. It's really very big.
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References The Thing (1982) See more »


Busy Gyal ft. Rocky Rivera
Written by Rocky Rivera and Perk Pietrek
Performed by Perk Pietrek
Courtesy of Gravelpit Music/Breadnbutter
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Pretty good movie about nostalgia and passion.
7 November 2017 | by MonsterVision99See all my reviews

I went into this without knowing anything about it, and I think you should do the same, its a really weird movie that could have gone completely wrong if it would have fallen into the wrong hands, but the people behind this really wanted to tell this peculiar story.

Its pretty enjoyable, very original, well made, with likable characters and really good performances. It could have been really dumb and obnoxious but almost every aspect of it its done carefully so it doesn't fall into the same trap many irritating movies fall with these subjects and ideas. It dragged a little bit towards the middle and its somewhat predictable but none of that ruins the movie as a whole.

An interesting movie about passion and nostalgia, and how it could affect your life in a huge way. Like John Waters said "Without obsession, life is nothing."

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