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Brigsby Bear (2017)

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After being freed from his life in an underground bunker, a man sets out to make a movie of the only TV show he has ever known.


Dave McCary


Kevin Costello (screenplay by), Kyle Mooney (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Mooney ... James Pope
Mark Hamill ... Ted Mitchum
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ... Spencer (as Jorge Lendeborg)
Matt Walsh ... Greg Pope
Michaela Watkins ... Louise Pope
Ryan Simpkins ... Aubrey Pope
Greg Kinnear ... Detective Vogel
Alexa Demie ... Merideth
Beck Bennett ... Detective Bander
Claire Danes ... Emily
Chance Crimin Chance Crimin ... Logan
Jane Adams ... April Mitchum
Andy Samberg ... Eric
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Arielle Smiles
James Anthony Green ... Police Officer


Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself. Written by Brigsby Bear Productions

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief sexuality, drug material and teen partying | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


In one scene Brigbsy Bear is in a spaceship and he jumps to hyperspace; a nod to Star Wars, which of course starred Mark Hamill, voice of Brigbsy Bear. See more »


James Pope: Everyone says they're trying to help me but nobody can find me the new episode of Brigsby.
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References Heavy Metal (1981) See more »


I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler
Written by Jona Bechtolt (as Jonathan Warren Bechtolt), Claire L. Evans (as Claire Louise Evans) and Robert John Kieswetter
Performed by Yacht
Courtesy of Downtown Records
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Hits All The Right Notes
7 June 2018 | by danielcooperclarkSee all my reviews

The initial releases - theater and home combined - grossed about $700,000 worldwide. The producers aren't telling what the budget was. Who knows if the revenue covered the production cost. But it sure didn't come close to the $5 million Sony pitched in to distribute it. Maybe they're hoping that over time it'll become a cult classic online.

I hope so too. The film deserves success. It's a spirited paean of praise to the transformative power of art and imagination. Of course the "plausibles," as Hitchcock called them, don't warm up to it. But for those willing to be carried along by a vibrant and positive vision, told with a quiet sense of humor, Brigsby Bear hits all the right notes.

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Release Date:

21 September 2017 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Brigsby Bear See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,652, 30 July 2017

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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