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Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

 -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  5 June 1987 (USA)
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Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "... See full summary »

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Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead so they decide to take it home (there could be some money in this..). As you guessed, "it" isn't dead. Far from being the ferocious monster they fear "Harry" to be, he's a friendly giant. In their attempts to keep Harry a secret, the Henderson's have to hide him from the authorities and a man, who has made it his goal in life, to catch a "bigfoot". Written by Rob Hartill

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He Wasn't Invited, But He's Not An Intruder. He's Not Exactly A Friend, But He's Becoming Part Of The Family. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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5 June 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pie Grande y los Hendersons  »

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$29,760,613 (USA)
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Trivia

According to cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, some characters in the film are based to varying degrees on actual figures in the search for Sasquatch. "Jacques LaFleur" (David Suchet) is a nod to the late Canadian Rene Dahinden, and "Dr. Wallace Wrightwood" (Don Ameche) combines some qualities of John Green, Peter Byrne and the late Dr. Grover Krantz. See more »

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As the family is driving through the woods before hitting Harry with their car, the sun bounces back and forth from high noon to late afternoon. The sun is in George's eyes when he hits Harry but the sun is directly overhead in the shot just before. See more »

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Irene: Kim Chi!
[Storming to the garden]
Irene: Kim Chi! Kim CHI!
Kim Lee: My name is Kim LEE, not Kim CHI!
Irene: You killed them!
Kim Lee: [Notices the cut roses] Oh, NO!
Irene: Where are my precious little babies?
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Crazy Credits

Shots of George sketching in his pad are played over the end credits, inter-cut with memorable scenes from the film playing out in sketch animation form - as though George is sketching memories of their time with Harry. See more »


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I'm Just Wild About Harry
Written by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle
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You will fall in love with Harry!
22 May 2000 | by (Franklin, TN) – See all my reviews

You will fall in love with Harry and wish that Bigfoot / Sasquatch was real. A funny, endearing movie! There are several messages along the way: 1) Some humans are more beastly than animals; 2) Forgiveness is a powerful healer; and 3) Protect the wilderness, for it contains many wonderful things that are not always apparent to us. This movie is a family favorite!


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