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The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

A documentary-style drama about the "Fouke Monster", a Bigfoot-type creature that has been sighted in and around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950s.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vern Stierman ...
Narrator (voice)
Chuck Pierce Jr. ...
Jim as Boy
William Stumpp ...
Jim as Adult
Willie E. Smith ...
Willie
Lloyd Bowen ...
Himself
B.R. Barrington ...
Himself
J.E. 'Smokey' Crabtree ...
Himself (as Smokey Crabtree)
Travis Crabtree ...
Himself
John P. Hixon ...
Himself
John W. Oates ...
Himself
Buddy Crabtree ...
James Crabtree
Jeff Crabtree ...
Fred Crabtree
Judy Baltom ...
Mary Beth Searcy
Mary B. Johnson ...
Sister
Louise Searcy ...
Herself
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A documentary-style drama which questions the existence of a monster in an Arkansas swamp. It is really more of a glimpse at lower-class swamp culture from the seventies, though, than a monster flick. Written by Sean Taylor <st52@cornell.edu>

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The True Story of the "Fouke Monster" See more »

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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G | See all certifications »

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25 August 1972 (USA)  »

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Tracking the Fouke Monster  »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,000,000, 31 December 1973
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nearly all of the cast never appeared in another film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Mr. Turner and the Ford brothers are on the porch shooting at the monster, Turner's flashlight alternates between a regular size flashlight and a large lantern flashlight (the same lantern flashlight the Constable gives them later). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Blood (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Nobody Sees the Flowers But Me
Words by Earl E. Smith
Music by Jaime Mendoza-Nava
Sung by Jimmy Collins
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A Hairy-Raising Adventure That Sparked a Bigfoot Renaissance!
2 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film sparked a great interest in Bigfoot, and is definitely worth checking out. It is probably the best or most beloved movie on the subject, because it is done with a lot of heart, especially for Arkansas and the Texarkana area. The songs are also quite memorable, although they are definitely on the homespun side. The people are also very real, and the scares are equally authentic. Charles PIerce is actually a pretty good film maker, when he puts his mind to it ("Winterhawk" was also quite good). But the sequels are probably best avoided, unless you enjoy the comedy factor of bad films. Since viewing this film, my brothers and friends actually wanted to go find the Bigfoot. We also started a collection of books and literature on the subject. There are a number of documentaries on the creature, and those are worth seeking out. But if you want the definitive film, with a genuine love for the animal and his environs, get this one. Then watch out where you paddle, because "he always travels the creeks.."


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