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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

In one scene, John Lithgow's character complains to his wife, portrayed by Melinda Dillon, that as a boy when he asked for artist's paints for Christmas that his dad gave him a BB gun. This is clearly a send off to 1983's A Christmas Story (1983), where the lead character Ralphie's quest was to receive a BB gun for Christmas. Melinda Dillon played Ralphie's mom. See more »

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When Wrightwood's van approaches the traffic jam, the two cars on the bottom right of screen start moving over into the breakdown lane to get out of the way before the shot changes. This is long before the police car that causes all of the traffic to move is even heard approaching. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Wallace Wrightwood: I'm gonna say this once. 'Gonna say it simple. And I hope to God for your sakes you all listen. There are no Abominable Snowmen. There are so Sasquatches. There are no Bigfeet!
[the family begins to giggle. Unbeknownst to Wrightwood, Harry is standing right behind him]
Dr. Wallace Wrightwood: Am I missing something?
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I'm Just Wild About Harry
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My favorite movie as a kid!
23 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been looking for this movie forever on DVD, my copy on tape is long gone and I hate watching the cut version when it is shown on TV. I was so addicted to this movie as a kid, when our TV broke, I plugged headphones into the VCR so I could hear it. Whats sad is I watched it so many times that I didn't mind that there was no picture, I still knew what was happening because I watched it a least 60 times beforehand. I'm so happy its finally coming out on DVD because I have a kiddo on the way and I can't wait till they are old enough to watch it with me. If you have kids and want to watch a movie everyone will like this is a definite buy. It will be watched over and over and your kids will never get tired of it, which could possibly be a bad thing. I hope this was helpful, I tried not to mention anything about the plot because it best to watch it and form your own opinion.


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