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Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of 'Bigfoot' a secret.

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DMV Clerk
Laura Kenny ...
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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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When You Can't Believe Your Eyes, Trust Your Heart. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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$29,760,613

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,998,613
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Trivia

The drawing of Harry that appeared in the film was the original design of Harry done by Rick Baker. See more »

Goofs

All of the baby pigeons roosting on Harry's shoulder just disappear a few seconds before he jumps out of the tree. See more »

Quotes

George Henderson: [after trapping Jacques LeFleur on the freeway] That sucker's history!
Dr. Wallace Wrightwood: Don't kid yourself. This is the part he's good at.
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Crazy Credits

In the the thank you section of the credits, there is a thank you to Bigfoot. See more »

Connections

Featured in Masters of Fantasy: Rick Baker (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

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 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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