Grizzly is a 1976 American action-adventure thriller film directed by William Girdler, about a park ranger attempts to halt the wild rampage of an 18 ft (5.5 m) tall, 2,000 lb (0.91 t) man-eating grizzly bear that terrorizes a National Forest, having developed a taste for human flesh. However, a drunken hunting party complicates matters. It stars Christopher George, Andrew Prine and Richard Jaeckel. Widely considered a Jaws rip-off, Grizzly used many of the same plot devices as its shark predecessor, which had been a huge box-office success during the previous year. The giant grizzly bear in the film was portrayed by a Kodiak bear named Teddy, who was 11 feet tall.