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Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch after accidentally running him over on a hunting trip, but have a hard time trying to keep him away from the authorities and an eccentric hunter who's determined to catch "Bigfoot".

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Storyline

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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5 June 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pie Grande y los Hendersons  »

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$29,760,613 (USA)
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The Hendersons' station wagon suffers heavy front-end damage including the eventual loss of the front bumper and driver-side headlamps, roof damage from Harry's head, the loss of the rear driver-side door and significant paint scraping down both sides after being run along the center divider on the freeway. Finally the wagon is stolen by Jacques. This is markedly similar, whether intentionally or unintentionally, to the damage inflicted upon Sergeant Murtaugh's station wagon in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) - it suffers heavy front-end damage including the loss of front bumper and passenger-side headlamps, the rear driver-side door is knocked off, the roof is damaged (by flying toilet), both sides are scraped along a bridge railing, and the vehicle is finally stolen. The only difference is that the windshield is also shot out on Murtaugh's wagon. See more »

Goofs

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

Bicycle Man: I didn't really mace him, I was about to be eaten!
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Crazy Credits

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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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