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Grizzly Man (2005)

Coming Out at 30 September 2005 in theaters.

Documentary, Biography

Grizzly Man is documentary film by German director Werner Herzog. It chronicles the life and death of grizzly bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell. The film includes some of Treadwell’s own footage of his interactions with grizzly bears before 2003, and of interviews with people who knew, or were involved with Treadwell, as well as professionals dealing with wild bears.

Treadwell and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard, who were both originally from New York state, lost their lives to a grizzly bear on October 6, 2003. Treadwell’s footage was found after his death. The bear that killed Treadwell and Huguenard was later encountered and killed by the group retrieving the partially consumed remains of the victims. An audio recording of the attack was captured by Treadwell’s camera, but has never been released. The final film was co-produced by Discovery Docs, the Discovery Channel’s theatrical documentary unit, and Lions Gate Entertainment. The film’s soundtrack is by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson.

Herzog used sequences extracted from more than 100 hours of video footage shot by Treadwell during the last five years of his life. He also conducted and filmed interviews with Treadwell’s family and friends, and bear and nature experts. Park rangers and bear experts commented on statements and actions by Treadwell, such as his repeated claims that he was defending the bears from poachers. Park rangers noted that there had never been a recorded incident of poaching at this national park.

Director: Werner Herzog

Writer: Werner Herzog

Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog


Werner HerzogNarrator / Interviewer (voice)
Carol DexterTreadwell’s Mother
Val Dexter Treadwell’s Father
Sam EgliEgli Air Haul
Franc G. Fallico Coroner
Willy Fulton Pilot
Marc Gaede Ecologist
Marnie Gaede Ecologist
Sven Haakanson Jr.Alutiiq Museum Director
Amie Huguenard(archive footage)
David Letterman(archive footage)
Jewel Palovak
Kathleen ParkerClose Friend
Warren QueeneyActor and Close Friend
Timothy Treadwell(archive footage)
Larry Van DaeleBear Biologist

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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