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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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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

As the family is driving through the woods before hitting Harry with their car, the sun bounces back and forth from high noon to late afternoon. The sun is in George's eyes when he hits Harry but the sun is directly overhead in the shot just before. See more »

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George Henderson: He walked into our kitchen and was eating out of our refrigerator. I thought we was gonna eat me, but he ate our daughter's corsage and our passiflora coccinea, then it ate our goldfish!
Sergeant Mancini: And, uh, where is he now, Mr. Henderson?
George Henderson: [hearing the toilet flush in the backgrond] In the bathroom.
Sergeant Mancini: Oh, of *course*, how stupid of me...!
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Crazy Credits

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

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I'm Just Wild About Harry
Written by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle
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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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