I’ve seen a lot of movies. But, never have I seen – or even heard - of “Grizzly 2: The Predator.” Hard to believe, as its star power was overwhelming! Both George Clooney AND Charlie Sheen were in this one, along with Laura Dern. But, since it was 1983, nobody knew ANY of them! The movie was NEVER released.
[photogallerylink id=57158 align=left]Thanks to the magic of the interwebs, 28 years later, we can watch Charlie, George (and his hair) GET EATEN BY A GRIZZLY BEAR!!!
(Courtesy of Gael Fashingbauer Cooper – Today)
If this video goes viral, don’t blame us, blame “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ host (and now, “Rifftrax” commentator) Michael J. Nelson.
He’s the one who dug up clips from the never-released 1983 movie “Grizzly 2: The Predator,” which would have been the first major movie release for both George Clooney and Charlie Sheen, had it not apparently been so awful it was hidden away from theater audiences.
But it’s 2011, and everything gets out on YouTube. Nelson linked to this clip on Facebook and we just had to share it.
Not only does the film feature Sheen and Clooney, but Clooney’s girlfriend is played by Laura Dern. It’s horribly muddy and hard to watch, but some highlights:
–All three future stars miss the subtle orange sign warning of “bear danger.”
–Dern apparently camps in matching bra and panties, which she displays for the camera after shedding her hip shredded top. That was pretty much required in this kind of film. (So kids, don’t watch this!)
–Clooney gives his mullet a dry run as he preps for his later “Facts of Life” role. Also, denim vest!
–Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” wails in the background as Sheen tells Clooney and Dern not to make too much noise snuggling in their sleeping bags.
–The awesome bear’s eye view as the grizzly, possibly on wheels, decides to make a snack out of the three name actors.
–Not in this clip, but preserved for posterity here, is a scene where the most 1980s concert ever is given, and approximately 10 minutes are spent with the camera focusing on one woman’s aerobicized butt. Cameramen knew their jobs in 1983.
One of Nelson’s Facebook friends notes, “They say Sheen gave up ‘Karate Kid’ for this.”
Hollywood, why are you keeping this movie out of theaters? Release “Grizzly 2″!