The clip bear story from The Great Outdoors (1988) with Annette Bening, Dan Aykroyd
Roman taught me. He's vicious.
Buddy Riecher died.
President of Energy Resources.
Died in bed.
He was your mentor, wasn't he?
A man I admired.
I'm trying to read here!
I think I have to, er, tell you this story.
A story that might save your lives up here in the woods.
I know the Heimlich maneuver.
No. This is a...
a bear story.
A true bear story.
Connie and I honeymooned at this very lake.
We stayed at my uncle's cabin.
Yeah. That's right.
One night we were getting ready for bed
and we heard this terrible noise out by the trash cans.
You remember? And, er...
I went downstairs to check it out, looked out the window...
was the biggest, baddest bear in the north woods.
No, it's true. It's true.
This bear was over eight feet high.
With big, white teeth.
from whatever it killed before it got to our cabin.
It was frightening.
The paws on this thing were immense.
With big, black claws.
The clip bear story Part 2 from The Great Outdoors (1988) with John Candy, Stephanie Faracy
like Freddy Krueger.
Only worse, worse.
This wasn't a movie. This was happening right in front of me.
And all that separated me from that bear...
was a pane of glass.
Honey, maybe we shouldn't tell this story...
I'm thinking about nightmares.
No, no. They have to hear this.
Like I say, it might save their life one day.
Now, I saw that bear. It saw me.
And it was hungry.
Hungry for blood!
You see, once a bear gets a taste for blood...
it craves it.
It needs it. It will do anything it can to get it.
That bear had become...
Our eyes locked. My heart was pumping.
Pump, pump, pump, pump, pump.
I ran into the living room, grabbed the shotgun off the mantle,
turned around, and there was that bear right in the window.
Its breath was fogging up the glass.
And suddenly, it let out this god-awful roar.
It started smashing the walls. Pots and pans started rattling,
the walls shimmering and the floorboards lifting.
I knew then that it was either the bear or your mom and I.
The clip bear story Part 3 from The Great Outdoors (1988) with John Candy, Ian Giatti
So I raised the rifle, I took aim and I fired.
You wasted her?
A shotgun's not going to kill that.
The buckshot shaved the hair clean off the top of its head.
It ran off. We never saw it again.
I hear from my uncle now and then...
and he'd tell us about the baldheaded killer bear in the area.
The baldheaded killer bear...
of Clare County.
Is she still around?
Oh! No, no. That bear's gone.
Well, she may be out there.
Crazy, bloodthirsty as ever.
So when you go to bed tonight...
if you hear a noise...
whatever you do...
don't look out the window.
Because it might be a bear!
Christ! I'm half-drunk here, Chet!
Are you trying to give me nightmares?
I can't believe you, Dad!
I'm 25 pounds overweight, I don't need a blast to the ticker like that!
Really inappropriate, Chet.
What? It was a story. Come on.
Oh, come on. It was a kind of true story.
Part of it happened. I just embellished a bit. Come on!
What? What is that look?
So now I get the look? I was just trying to have fun.
So I made the fangs a little bigger. Jeez!