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PROJECT GRIZZLY

(1996)
72 mins | Biography | Documentary | Offbeat Cinema |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandNR
Nova Scotia14
P.E.I.14
New Brunswick14
QuebecG
OntarioAA
ManitobaPG
SaskatchewanNR
AlbertaNR
British ColumbiaNR
Northwest TerritoriesNR
NunavutNR
YukonNR

Director: Peter Lynch

Writer(s): n/a

Star(s): n/a

Synopsis:

When Troy Hurtubise was attacked by a grizzly bear in 1984, he decided that he would never be a victim again and set about constructing an armoured suit that could withstand a grizzly attack. Built out of titanium, rubber and chain mail, and supported by interior air bags, the 145-pound (66-kilogram) suit (with Hurtubise often in it) is clobbered by baseball bats, thrown off cliffs and hit by a pickup truck. Seen around the world and even spoofed on The Simpsons, Project Grizzly has become a cult favourite.

“It’s fantastic.”
— Quentin Tarantino

“It was really inspiring to be able to interact with the students directly in such a meaningful exchange. I was very impressed with the overall enthusiasm, commitment and dedication of all those participating in the program. [The students] expressed an insatiable appetite for films that are not manufactured by Hollywood.”
— Peter Lynch, filmmaker

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About the Director

Peter Lynch

Lynch earned international success with his wildly popular and critically-acclaimed Project Grizzly. His features include The Herd, Cyberman, A Whale of a Tale and Dem Bones. Lynch won a Genie for his short film Arrowhead and directed the feature film Birdland.

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Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Media - 9, 10, 11, 12

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