The Hendersons were a typical sitcom family living in the Pacific Northwest who owned an unusual pet: a real live Sasquatch. While on a camping trip, the Hendersons found Bigfoot, and ... See full summary »
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
While in makeup Kevin Peter Hall's already immense height was increased to over eight feet. This is evidenced by John Lithgow (who stands at 6'4") when he stands next to Hall See more »
When Ernie tells his parents that Harry "...didn't like the blue-cheese." and the camera shows the wall, it is obvious the dip had already slid down on the wall in previous takes. See more »
[Storming to the garden]
Kim Chi! Kim CHI!
My name is Kim LEE, not Kim CHI!
You killed them!
[Notices the cut roses]
Where are my precious little babies?
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In the the thank you section of the credits, there is a thank you to Bigfoot. See more »
An unlikely creature touches the hearts of a family in this underrated beauty. John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon and the rest of the cast all fit their characters perfectly. A wonderful chemistry of happy moments, sad moments and funny moments. The conclusion is both heartbreaking and heartwarming not your typical family-film ending, but too perfect to be rewritten. The beautiful scenery of Washington State and the costume design are also to be admired. Joe Cocker's "Love Lives On" is the perfect song for this film's end credits. Followed by an inferior television series of the same name.
**** (out of four)
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