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Director:
Writers:
Ingrid Neumayer (original screenplay) &
Bill Rebane (original screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
November 1979 (USA) See more »
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A series of killings occur, with no suspects, the locals soon decide that Bigfoot is responsible. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(3 articles)
B-Sides: Free Bigfoot!
 (From Dread Central. 17 November 2012, 1:34 AM, PST)

B-Sides: Bigfoot Is Really Just a Sensuous Tiger
 (From Dread Central. 30 June 2012, 1:48 AM, PDT)

The Giant Spider Invasion – A Retrospective
 (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 24 April 2012, 7:11 PM, PDT)

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Rebane's 2nd best effort. Decent unknown cast liven up corny 70s thriller. See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Janus Raudkivi ... The Legendary Creature of Arak
Randolph Rebane ... Little Bigfoot
Stafford Morgan ... Garrett
Katherine Hopkins ... Karen
Richard Kennedy ... Olsen
Otis Young ... Jason
John F. Goff ... Burt (as John Goff)

George 'Buck' Flower ... Jake (as George Buck Flower)
John Eimerman ... Jimmy
Randolph Scott ... Randy
Wally Flaherty ... Sheriff Cooper
Durwood McDonald ... John
William Dexter ... Hank
Harry Youstos ... Harry
Verkina Flower ... Linda
Greg Gault ... Kevin
Nelson C. Sheppo ... Daniels
Mitzi Kress ... Elsie
Woody Jarvis ... Woody
Douglas Ibold ... Trapper (as Doug Ibold)
William D. Cannon ... Carlsen (as Bill Cannon)
Patty Holzmann ... Singer
Mitch Irish ... Singer
Jeana Keough ... Dancer (as Jeana Tomasino)

Directed by
Bill Rebane 
 
Writing credits
Ingrid Neumayer (original screenplay) (as Ingrid Neumeyer) &
Bill Rebane (original screenplay)

John F. Goff (additional dialogue) (as John Goff)

Produced by
William D. Cannon .... associate producer
Peter Fink .... executive producer
Elwyn O. Jarvis .... associate producer
Bill Rebane .... producer
M. Dan Stroick .... executive producer
 
Film Editing by
Douglas Ibold 
Bill Rebane 
 
Casting by
Steven R. Stevens  (as Steve Stevens)
 
Production Design by
William McCrow  (as Will McCrow)
 
Costume Design by
Jutta Boettcher 
 
Makeup Department
Vincent Prentice .... makeup artist (as Vince Prentice)
Vincent Prentice .... special makeup effects artist (as Vince Prentice)
Tom Schwartz .... makeup artist
Tom Schwartz .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Barbara J. Rebane .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan M. Rebane .... second assistant director
Barbara J. Rebane .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jutta Boettcher .... property master
 
Sound Department
Ric Coken .... sound effects editor
Ric Coken .... sound mixer
Michael Hoffman .... sound recordist
Dale Obermeier .... boom operator
Jim Moore .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gary Zeller .... pyrotechnics
 
Stunts
Wally Crowder .... stunts
Greg Gault .... stunts
John O'Conner White .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Boettcher .... assistant camera: second unit
Richard Miller .... assistant camera
Alan M. Rebane .... gaffer (as Alan Rebane)
Bill Rebane .... camera operator (as Ito)
Bela St. Jon .... camera operator
Don Stockman .... first grip
 
Editorial Department
Barbara J. Rebane .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Karl A. Coken .... music editor
 
Other crew
Robert Boettcher .... head mechanic
William D. Cannon .... production coordinator
Sue Gerhart .... wrangler
Connie Holtz .... wrangler
B.J. Kress .... continuity
B.J. Kress .... script supervisor
J.J. Kumbera .... go-for
Kathy O'Kimosh .... wrangler
Ed Paffrath .... trainer: dog team
Mark Stroick .... production assistant
Mark Stroick .... slate
 
Crew believed to be complete


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92 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Lloyd Kaufman considers this film to be one of the five worst movies in the Troma library.See more »
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References Casablanca (1942)See more »
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Sensuous TigerSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Rebane's 2nd best effort. Decent unknown cast liven up corny 70s thriller., 2 January 2006
Author: rixrex from United States

This is available on a double feature Eastwest DVD with Rebane's best film, ALPHA INCIDENT, and that's probably as far as anyone needs to go in collecting his work. Unless you want the Giant Spider Invasion for historical or sentimental reasons, for it was the drive-in success of that one that allowed him to do the other two. There's corny 70s sappiness, but no more than Harry & the Hendersons. He uses much of the same decent cast from ALPHA, and they make a good effort here as well. The Bigfoot creatures are almost well-done enough to pass, but still just not quite removed from the "man in the suit" effect. Very close though, and a nice effort on a dime budget. Story meanders around too much, but the cast keeps coming up with nice touches to allow forgiveness of the slack times. Nice to see a film shot in winter with plenty of snow, and people actually hustling around in it. For sure, that is not easy, even for a Hollywood production with all the amenities. Yes, the wardrobe was provided by K-mart, but that's what the budget was, and anyway that's what folks there would have worn. Those of you who laugh at Rebane, well, he went out and did things rather than sit back and watch. A sort of Ed Wood of the Midwest.

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