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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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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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According To Science, Bigfoot Doesn't Exist. 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)  »

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Pie Grande y los Hendersons  »

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$29,760,613 (USA)
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Dr. Wrightwood's SUV is a 1948 Chevrolet Panel truck. See more »

Goofs

Harry copies the police car's siren on the freeway to get traffic to move out of their way so they can escape LaFleur. When George realizes what he's doing and sticks his head out of the window along with Harry to check where LaFleur is, the cars behind him are all stopped a long way behind him neatly and not surrounding their van as shown in all other shots of the traffic jam. See more »

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George Henderson: [on the phone] No, no, no Bigfoot here, Sergeant. I was just joking. It's just a prank, uh, I'm not even George Henderson. You must have reached the wrong number.
[hangs up]
George Henderson: We're on our own.
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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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Written and Performed by Randy Newman
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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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