Caren Weiner Campbell
January 08, 1999 AT 05:00 AM EST

Project Grizzly

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A

Troy Hurtubise is a man obsessed. Ever since his 1984 meeting with a grizzly in British Columbia (which left him, inexplicably, unhurt), the Ontario scrap-metal dealer has devoted himself to ”close-quarter bear research.” Director Peter Lynch’s entertaining film, Project Grizzly, follows Hurtubise as he tests his 7’2”, 147-pound, $150,000 titanium-and-rubber encounter suit (inspired, he says, by RoboCop). Lurching around like an arthritic robot, the real-life action hero gets rammed by a tree trunk, walks through fire, and undergoes a beating by three big men with bats. Too bad the lack of mobility poses a problem when he actually tracks a bear in the Canadian Rockies. Through it all, however, Hurtubise demonstrates good-humored macho and fascination with his ursine quarry. A

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