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Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

PG  |   |  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)  »

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Pie Grande y los Hendersons  »

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$29,760,613 (USA)
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After Harry sees George on the News Reports, as the police car crashes into the television shop, a Vince and Larry (the Crash Dummies) commercial plays. See more »

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The Highway exit the Hendersons use to get to the mountains actually leads to North Seattle. The exit the Hendersons needed to take was another 15 miles up the road. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Wallace Wrightwood: Well, Jacques-o, what's next for you?
Jacques LaFleur: I don't know. There's always Loch Ness.
[Both laugh]
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Written and Performed by Randy Newman
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A true "Family Movie", John Lithgow & Harry are a great combo!
10 April 2003 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

"Harry" a bigfoot, unintentionally becomes part of the Henderson family as they try to figure out what to do with a 500 lb. 'thing' they soon discover is more human than animal. You'll cry with laughter while Harry makes himself comfortable in the Henderson's undersized house (for him). And, by the end of the movie, you'll just plain cry as the family struggles with the tough choice between keeping Harry safe from his hunters and the world-at-large, and sending him back into the wild.


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