The Bear (1988) Script

That's a huge male.

He is more than 1,500 pounds.

Hey, look.

An hour, hour-and-a-half.

We are downwind now.

Why did you shoot? I was in a good position.

You should have waited for me, son.

Damn! You got him in the left shoulder.

He spun around on his forelegs, from right to left.

If you'd hit him in hind legs, he'd never got up again.

A bear always turns in to his wound. You spooked him, son. You spooked him.

My gun jammed!

You're not even close to see him again. Not even with them glasses.

Take it from me: Give up!

He's miles away by now. Believe me.

Easy go.


Hoh hoh... easy go, easy, easy.

I swear it, I'll kill you!

With a little luck, I'll be back before your foot's mended.

Will you see them dogs? We'll havin' some fun.


Come on! Come on!

Come on, you furry pretty girl. Come on.

Over here!

There he is.

He's out of range!

Don't shoot!

You'll hit the dogs!


Come on, little fella. Whoo!

Whoo! Who's there, huh?

Big, huh?! It's a 'horse'.

Man! Stupid, man!

Who are my babies? Go go go! Come here!

Hold on.

Easy. Go.

Here coming, here! Come on.

Get easy. Attaboy.

Quiet! Lie down! Stop it! Now!

Lie down!

Hey, look.

Ah, forget him. Let's move on.

Ohh... that's so nice, huh?

Come on. Come on. Are you hungry?

Come on. Stand up.

Go to top here. Come on. Stand up, boy.

He liked it. Yum yum yum... yum yum yum.

You like it, huh? You do want more, yeah.

You'll see, Tom. This is just the place to box him in.

Did Joseph keep the dogs muzzled? Yes, he's waiting by the river.

Here we are.

You pick a spot up there. I'll take the other side.

Sooner or later, he's got to come through here.

You stay put.

All right. Don't worry. I won't move.


Please, please don't!

Go! Go away!


I got him! I got him!

He fell like a stone there, clear over the edge.


OK, little fella...

You're free to go.

How long have we known each other, son?

Three months?



You see... I don't like to ask folks questions.

Everyone has a secret inside.

By God, that's the way it should be.

Hey, looks who's talking a shine of civilization!

Heya! Heya!

Good luck, little fella!

"There's a much greater joy than killing: The joy to let live." James-Oliver Curwood.

No animals have been maltreated or injured during the making of this film. Some scenes contained special effects.

In the world, bears are threatened by the destruction of forests and human behaviour.

Their indispensable protection is also encouraged through fiction, dreams and emotion.