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The Country Bears (2002)

Beary Barrington goes on an adventure to save Country Bear Hall by getting the Country Bears back together for a reunion concert.

Director:

Peter Hastings

Writer:

Mark Perez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Haley Joel Osment ... Beary Barrington (voice)
Diedrich Bader ... Officer Cheets / Ted Bedderhead (voice)
Candy Ford ... Trixie St. Claire (voice)
James Gammon ... Big Al (voice)
Brad Garrett ... Fred Bedderhead (voice)
Toby Huss ... Tennessee O'Neal (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Henry Dixon Taylor (voice)
Stephen Root ... Zeb Zoober (voice)
Christopher Walken ... Reed Thimple
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Norbert Barrington
Daryl Mitchell ... Officer Hamm (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
M.C. Gainey ... Roadie
Alex Rocco ... Rip Holland
Meagen Fay ... Mrs. Barrington
Eli Marienthal ... Dex Barrington
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Storyline

Based on an attraction at Disneyland, the Country Bear Jamboree, this movie is one in a long line of live action Disney family films. The movie is a satire of "Behind the Music" rock and roll bands. Beary, a young bear raised by a human family in a world where humans and talking bears coexist, attempts to trace his roots. He meets up with the Country Bears, a long-since broken-up band, a parody of bands like the Eagles. Beary helps the Country Bears reunite for one final concert, while searching for who he truly is. Written by Matt Dicker

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It's A Bear Getting The Family Together! See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bears See more »

Filming Locations:

Franklin, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,309,675, 28 July 2002

Gross USA:

$16,990,825

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,012,097
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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While on the tour bus, Fred shows Beary his harmonica that his dad gave to him. In the "Country Bear Jamboree" show at Walt Disney World that the movie is based off of, it is mentioned in song that Fred picked up his harmonica playing from his father. See more »

Goofs

When the phone tracing is being set up in the Barrington house, Officer Cheets hangs up the handset on a phone. In the next shot it is still in his hand. See more »

Quotes

Officer Ham: Give me a description of the child?
Dex: Oh! He has brown hair; ALL OVER HIS BODY!
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits, an outtake featuring Officers Hamm and Cheets shows them walking out of the car wash with shrunken clothes and wild hair. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Kid in You
Written by John Hiatt
Produced by Dallas Austin
Performed by Krystal Harris (as Krystal Marie Harris)
Courtesy of KBNHA Records/a division of The Label
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Is this supposed to be this stupid?
9 August 2002 | by thrillhouse678See all my reviews

This movie was, bar none, the single wierdest, stupidest, most pathetic flaming piece of garbage I have ever seen. First of all, this is a group of singing bears, they walk, talk, sing and dance. They dress in regular clothes, walk on two legs, and play insturments. Yet, somehow, NOBODY SEEMS TO CARE! No one is bothered by the fact that a bunch of wild animals are displaying more intelligence than the screenplay writer who conjoured up this garbage. I mean, you don't see any talking bears in the audience of the concerts, so not all bears could be like this. But, everyone just sits there, watching a bunch of animals play country music. (Although I must say, even if the don't have thumbs, they're much better than a lot of real country stars.) Plus, the bears are just plain creepy. I mean, the little bear is dressed up in the clothes of some young person, he's laughing and giggling, and I wondered, "Is this really supposed to be some sick midget who kills animals and wears they're skins along with the clothes of his human victims?" Plus, the bears eyes seem incapable of focusing on anything. So even when they're looking at someone right in front of them, they still stare past them, almost through them in a manner that is nothing short of disturbing. I half expected to see M Night Shyamalan's name in the credits. And the thing that really chaps my butt about this movie is that the guy who wrote it, the guy who directed it, and worst of all the guy who designed the bears, ALL GOT PAYED FOR THIS! I mean good lord! What is this world coming to?!?!? If a movie like this came out in the 50's, everyone involved would have been blacklisted. Quality and abillity have taken a back seat to style and marketabillity. (Hence the sudden popularity of, and demand for, Vin Diesel.) May God have mercy on the souls of all those involved. And so help me, if i ever meet the writer or director of this piece of crap, I'll mug him for the $5.75 he owes me for admission.


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