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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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Pie Grande y los Hendersons  »

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$29,760,613 (USA)
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Trivia

Regarding the exit the Hendersons take from the freeway. This is the Lake City Way exit from the northbound express lanes of Interstate 5. The DOT highway crews changed the sign from "Lake City Way" to "Mt Rainier". If they simply continue on Lake City Way through Bothell, they will eventually hit Highway 2 which goes up Stevens Pass and into the Cascade Mountains. But they would still be a long way from Mt Rainier. 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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Jacques LaFleur: [to Nancy, about Harry] It could be out there suffering. And I know you'd want to help me find it so I could ki-... care for it.
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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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Your Feet's Too Big
Written by Ada Benson and Fred Fisher
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Best bet for family viewing. It will make you want to go out and hug a tree.
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This is a great film for the entire family to view together. Can be enjoyed by all ages, top notch family film, John Lithgow is terrific, as usual. David Suchet is great - and funny - as the bad guy. Harry the Bigfood is as lovable as Chewbacca.


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