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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)  »

Also Known As:

Pie Grande y los Hendersons  »

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$29,760,613 (USA)
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Bill Martin, who co-wrote the screenplay for Harry and the Hendersons (1987), wrote songs for Harry Nilsson's "Harry" album and is pictured (wearing a bear suit) inside the album's cover. Martin says that the character "Harry" in the film is named after Harry Nilsson. See more »

Goofs

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

Ernie Henderson: [whispering] Hey, Dad, what if it's him?
George Henderson: Who?
Ernie Henderson: [whispering] Bigfoot.
George Henderson: Bigfoot...?
Ernie Henderson: Holy shit! Sorry, Dad.
George Henderson: That's okay, I was looking for the right words.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) See more »

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I'm Just Wild About Harry
Written by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle
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Best bet for family viewing. It will make you want to go out and hug a tree.
21 October 1998 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

This is a great film for the entire family to view together. Can be enjoyed by all ages, top notch family film, John Lithgow is terrific, as usual. David Suchet is great - and funny - as the bad guy. Harry the Bigfood is as lovable as Chewbacca.


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