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The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams 

An innocent fugitive from the law lives in the wilderness with a grizzly bear companion and helps passers-by in the forest.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dan Haggerty ...  James 'Grizzly' Adams 37 episodes, 1977-1978
Denver Pyle ...  Mad Jack 37 episodes, 1977-1978
Bozo the Bear ...  Ben, the Bear 37 episodes, 1977-1978
Don Shanks ...  Nakoma 36 episodes, 1977-1978
Number Seven ...  Burro 35 episodes, 1977-1978
Joshua ...  Raccoon 18 episodes, 1977-1978
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Storyline

In the 1850s, a farmer named James Adams is accused of a crime he didn't commit and must flee into the mountains. There, he rescues and cares for an abandoned grizzly bear cub who subsequently grows into a powerful adult companion named Ben. In addition, Adams learns that he has an uncanny link to much of the wildlife of the region who interact with him on their own without fear or aggression. Now "Grizzly" Adams lives in the wilderness with only an old trader named Mad Jack and an Native American named Nakoma as his only regular human friends. There he meets and aids a variety of visitors who usually are unused to the dangers this beautiful land can have. Unfortunately, while he protects the wildlife from unnecessary harm, he still must be watchful for the bounty hunters looking for the price on his head. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Official Sites:

Grizzly Adams Productions

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grizzly Adams See more »

Filming Locations:

Happy Jack, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sunn Classic Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series was shot in Northern Utah countryside locations. The production office was based in Park City, Utah. The production of this show put Park City on the map in the film industry, and was influential to Robert Redford, who established his Sundance Film Festival there after the series ended. See more »

Quotes

Mad Jack: [title sequence narration] They call me Mad Jack, and if there is anybody in these mountains that knows the real story about James Adams, that'd be me. So I'm putting it down in writing just how it happened in hopes of setting the record straight. Well, my friend Adams was accused of a crime he didn't commit, so he escaped into the mountains, leaving behind the only life that he ever knew. Now that wilderness out there ain't no place for a greenhorn and his chances of survivin' were mighty slim....
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Connections

Referenced in Gilmore Girls: We've Got Magic to Do (2005) See more »

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Written by Thom Pace
Performed by Thom Pace
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a forgotten classic, please remember it!!!!
12 September 2003 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

Sunn Classic Pictures was a movie company out of Salt Lake City Utah that made a lot of good high quality films in the 1970's. Films like The Mysterious Monsters, In Search Of Noah's Ark, The Lincoln Conspiracy, Beyond And Back, The Bermuda Triangle and In Search Of Historic Jesus. This tv series was a forgotten jem. It is an absolute atrocity that people do not remember it or cannot see it today, especially in the light of the trash that they call tv shows they shove down people's throats. Dan Hagerty and Denver Pyle did a wonderful job in creating a fine show that the whole family can enjoy. Grizzly Adams was a tv hero that kids can look up to. We need him today more then ever. I watched this show growing up in Fairmont, West Virginia and have such fond memories of it. They need to put it into syndication. Shows like this and Little House On The Prarie and Doctor Quinn Medicine Woman teach such important lessons to our children. A great tv journalist named Edward R. Murrow once said that without a social conscience, tv is a horrible weapon and will corrupt our children. By the way, I loved the song for this tv show "Maybe, theres a world that we won't have to run maybe, theres a time we call our own living free in harmony....take me home, take me home.


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