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The Capture of Bigfoot -- The snows of Wisconsin are no match for the dog-sledding teams that attempt to capture the world's most elusive prey: Bigfoot. Fast-paced, bloody action from the cheese capital of the world as Bigfoot sends his pursuers Green-Bay-packing!


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November 1979 (USA) See more »
A series of killings occur, with no suspects, the locals soon decide that Bigfoot is responsible. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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
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
Color (Eastmancolor)
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Campy good times from the mighty Bill Rebane, 17 December 2008
Author: t-birkhead from United Kingdom

I was flicking through the channels at ten to ten last night, trying to find something good to watch. It was looking an awful lot like it was going to be Family Guy or a repeat viewing of the Tales From The Darkside movie (the one with the improbably good cast) but then I alighted upon this gem. Whoo hoo, I thought and eagerly took up the chance to expand on my experience of the wacky world of Bill Rebane. For the uneducated, this is the man who gave us the likes of haunted piano classic, The Demons Of Ludlow, nonsensical House on Haunted Hill take off, The Game and effective sci fi thriller The Alpha Incident. The Capture of Bigfoot is a little gem of low budget regional cryptozoological shenanigans. Essentially, hunters enrage Bigfoot by imprisoning its son, one hunter is hospitalised and an improbably mean local businessman decides to capture Bigfoot to use it as a tourist attraction. Bad move. The film is nicely shot, with real snow and real freezing temperatures. It shares some of its cast with The Alpha Incident, with Stafford Morgan making a likable hero, John Goff playing a heavy and the great George "Buck" Flowers playing an ageing local hunter called up to help out when Bigfoot looks to be making trouble. He has the grizzled, knowledgeable old timer bit down to a T and does very nicely. Richard Kennedy is decent as the businessman whose greed and generalised mean spirit drives him over the edge during the course of the film, and though they don't act in the conventional sense, Janus Kapziki and Randolph Rebane are fun as big and Little Bigfoot, respectively. The Bigfoot design is actually quite Yeti style, white fur and an expression both monstrous and benign and both bigfeet get a good showing during the film. The music is strangely effective too. I wouldn't say this is any classic but it is good watching with a message that is ever relevant, ie. greed is bad, and don't mess with nature, especially not if its huge, furry and able to throw snowmobiles. There isn't any gore and parts are a bit shoddy, but the whole thing exudes eccentric charm and the feel that they really set out to make the best film possible. Contrast this with any given Sci Fi Channel production with their awful cgi monster of the month tedium and it shines even more. Bill Rebane, even if he wasn't keen on making genre films, would always do his level best and its this feel of commitment that boosts the film even in its weaker moments. Well worth a look for low budget regional b picture enthusiasts, seekers of enlightenment or serious movie making should probably stay away.

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