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Writers:
Jonas Quastel (written by) and
Chris Lanning (written by)
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Release Date:
11 March 2003 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
They found the missing link..... and it's not friendly. See more »
Plot:
Based on a true story. Involving Sasquatch. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Lance Henriksen ... Harlan Knowles

Andrea Roth ... Marla Lawson
Russell Ferrier ... Clayton Tyne

Philip Granger ... Winston Burg (as Phil Granger)
Jeremy Radick ... Plazz
Mary Mancini ... Nikki Adams

Taras Kostyuk ... Sasquatch

Erica Durance ... Tara Knowles (as Erica Parker)
Rob Clark ... Pilot
Scantone Jones ... Crew Member
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Directed by
Jonas Quastel 
 
Writing credits
Jonas Quastel (written by) and
Chris Lanning (written by)

Produced by
Rob Clark .... producer
Carole Curb Nemoy .... executive producer
Mike Curb .... executive producer
Craig Denton .... producer
Bergman Lustig .... co-producer
Glen Reynolds .... co-producer
Matthew Robert Kelly .... producer: pre-production (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Tal Bergman 
Larry Seymour 
 
Cinematography by
Shaun Lawless (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gabriel Wrye 
 
Casting by
Brian Hughes 
 
Production Design by
Piotr Polak 
 
Costume Design by
Thyrza Richardson 
 
Makeup Department
Vanessa Giles .... makeup artist
Michelle Morrisson .... hair artist
Jason Palmer .... creature effects: Red Palm Studios Ltd
Gene McCormick .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Raymond Izaac .... post-production supervisor
Elizabeth McCarthy .... unit production manager
Jodi Mullen .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tristan Calvo .... first assistant director: third unit
Paul Garrison .... second assistant director
Mike Lackie .... second assistant director: second unit
Stanley J. Miller .... third assistant director: second unit (as Stanley Miller)
Rob Payne .... first assistant director: second unit
Rob Payne .... third unit director
Kate Rudge .... third assistant director
Richard 'Dub' Wright .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Paul Bingham .... head greens
Cindy Cunliffe .... scenic carpenter
Aaron Jordan .... construction foreman
Dennis Lord .... scenic carpenter
Jeff MacIntyre .... construction coordinator
Pat McLean .... scenic carpenter
Steve Robinson .... scenic carpenter
Alejandro Sanchez .... scenic carpenter
Bryan Sleeman .... scenic carpenter
Lisa Stary .... assistant greens
Heath Witam .... property master (as Heath Wittam)
 
Sound Department
Kris Campbell .... adr foley supervisor
Calm Davidson .... sound mixer: third unit
Paul Derksen .... boom operator: third unit
Murray Forward .... boom operator
Danielle Ghent .... sound editor (as Danielle Fiorello)
Catherine Harper .... foley artist (as Catherine Harpor)
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist (as Chris Moriana)
Donald Murray .... dialogue supervisor
John Rice .... sound editor
Phillip Seretti .... sound re-recording mixer
Phillip Seretti .... sound supervisor
Craig Stauffer .... sound mixer
J.C. Swiatek .... sound effects supervisor
Janja Vujovich .... sound supervisor
Trevor Ward .... sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
Cara E. Anderson .... special effects coordinator (as Cara Anderson)
Rory Cutler .... special effects coordinator
Darcy Davis .... assistant special effects
Darcy Davis .... special effects supervisor: third unit
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Brittain .... computer display graphics
Todd Hall .... optical supervisor (as Todd R. Hall)
Scott Higgs .... digital compositor
James R. Kerrigan .... optical cameraman
Adam Stern .... creature vision effects
Corey Bramall .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Janina Dall .... stunt performer
Beverly Knight .... stunt performer
John Sampson .... stunt coordinator
Darryl Scheelar .... stunt performer
John Sampson .... stunt double: Mr. Henriksen (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Baxter .... gaffer
Trevor Berry .... best boy: third unit
Jean Chiasson .... head grip
Andrew Coppin .... first assistant camera: second unit
Robert Dowding .... lamp operator (as Rob Dowding)
Dina Goldstein .... still photographer
Daryl Hartwell .... dolly grip (as Darrell Hartwell)
Michelle Hnilica .... second assistant camera (as Michele Hnilica)
Ian Houghton .... best boy electrician
Darren Joseph .... assistant camera: third unit
Sandy MacDonald .... best boy grip
Prem Marimuthu .... camera operator: "b" camera, third unit
Prem Marimuthu .... generator operator (as Prim Marimuthu)
Robyn Moore .... camera trainee (as Robin Moore)
Colin Mullin .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Colin Mullen)
Chris Oben .... first assistant camera (as Chris Obin)
Diyah Pera .... still photographer
Sergio Petre .... key grip: third unit
Pascal Pillot-Bruhat .... gaffer: third unit
Thomas Ryan Pilon .... key grip (as Ryan Pilon)
Brian Shields .... grip electrician
Ken Sutherland .... assistant camera: third unit
Jim Swanson .... generator operator: third unit
Glenn Taylor .... camera operator (as Glen Taylor)
Robert Wood .... camera operator: "a" camera, third unit
Jo Zen .... grip electrician
Brett Peterson .... key grip: rigging unit (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gerry Gail Endean .... assistant costume designer (as Gerry-Gail Endean)
Gerry Gail Endean .... truck costumer
Eliza Lau .... costume designer: second unit
Maya Smith .... assistant costume: second unit
 
Editorial Department
Edwin Armstrong .... tape-to-film transfers: FotoKem (as Ed Armstrong)
Jonathan Covert .... additional assistant editor
Mona Kirton .... head of post-production: Curb Entertainment
Mark Shootman .... additional assistant editor
Jim Towne .... first assistant editor
Robin Vanatter .... tape-to-film scheduler
Jim Williams .... color timer
 
Transportation Department
Randy Caine .... driver: cast (as Brandy Cane)
John Dewsbury .... driver: cast
Jason Lapp .... transportation captain
Gord McMillan .... transportation coordinator (as Gordie McMillan)
Matt Raes .... transportation coordinator: third unit
Jamie Denton .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lisa Ahlers .... craft service: third unit
Toren Barnes .... assistant production coordinator
Ari Ben Ron .... craft service
Julie Brown .... head of servicing: Curb Entertainment
Diane Chester .... stand-in
Rob Currie .... security captain
Victor Da Costa .... stand-in (as Victor DaCosta)
Jamie Denton .... assistant to producer
Leroy Dillon .... line-up supervisor (as Leroy Dillion)
Jeannine Dupuy .... script supervisor (as Jenine Dupuy)
Ken Forsberg .... craft service
Barbara Green .... title coordinator
Charlie Harmon .... line-up
Tawny Harrison .... scheduler
Barb Harwood .... production accountant: Ellis Foster Chartered Accountants
Jim Hewett .... stand-in
Larissa Leckie .... assistant location manager
Andrew Marsh .... production coordinator: third unit
Janet McCairns .... location manager
Lui Petrollini .... production accountant: Ellis Foster Chartered Accountants (as Lui Petrolini)
Wendy Reeds .... head of sales: Curb Entertainment
Kim Roberts .... production legal: Roberts & Stahl Barristers and Solicitors
Aaron Rogers .... head of marketing: Curb Entertainment
O. Corbin Saleken .... special advisor to producer (as Corbin Saleken)
Branko Seretti .... voice artist: 'Big Foot'
Mark Shootman .... assistant location manager: second unit
Scot Simmons .... production insurance: Shephard Ashmore Insurance Brokers
Ian R. Smith .... production accountant (as Ian Smith)
Larry Sostad .... security coordinator
Kevin Stadnyk .... armorer
Perry Suppa .... scheduler
Noah Therrien .... animal trainer (as Noah Thiierrien)
Elfriede Todorovich .... production coordinator
Tim Turnell .... body double
Duane Bradley .... key animal trainer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ram Bergman .... acknowledgment: miracle worker
John David .... thanks
Eddie Francis .... thanks
Joan Huddleston .... thanks
Michael Huddleston .... thanks
Larry Michalski .... thanks (as Larry Michalsky)
Tracy Moore .... thanks
John Nemoy .... thanks
Jeanine Thompson .... thanks
Angie Warren .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sasquatch" - Canada (English title) (DVD title), USA (DVD title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some violence and brief nudity
Runtime:
Argentina:92 min | Germany:82 min (DVD version) | USA:86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Erica Durance's feature film debut.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Flopped shot: near the end of the film, when Harlan goes back alone, the first time he fires into the air, it's left-handed, with a left-handed bolt-action rifle. Subsequently, the rifle is right-handed and Harlan is right-handed.See more »
Quotes:
[after Winston aims at Clayton and pulls the trigger of an empty 357 Magnum which he didn't know was empty]
Clayton Tyne:Jesus Christ! You Jackass! I'm definently never gonna buy anyone of your books!
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Movie Connections:
Followed by Sasquatch Hunters (2005) (V)See more »

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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
If Ed Wood ripped off The Blair Witch Project and Predator, 4 February 2005
Author: Brandt Sponseller from New York City

A plane carrying employees of a large biotech firm--including the CEO's daughter--goes down in thick forest in the Pacific Northwest. When the search and rescue mission is called off, the CEO, Harlan Knowles (Lance Henriksen), puts together a small ragtag group to execute their own search and rescue mission. But just what is Knowles searching for and trying to rescue, and just what is following and watching them in the woods?

Oy, what a mess this film was! It was a shame, because for one, it stars Lance Henriksen, who is one of my favorite modern genre actors, and two, it could have easily been a decent film. It suffers from two major flaws, and they're probably both writer/director Jonas Quastel's fault--this film (which I'll be calling by its aka of Sasquatch) has just about the worst editing I've ever seen next to Alone in the Dark (2005), and Quastel's constant advice for the cast appears to have been, "Okay, let's try that again, but this time I want everyone to talk on top of each other, improvise non-sequiturs and generally try to be as annoying as possible".

The potential was there. Despite the rip-off aspects (any material related to the plane crash was obviously trying to crib The Blair Witch Project (1999) and any material related to the titular monster was cribbing Predator (1987)), Ed Wood-like exposition and ridiculous dialogue, the plot had promise and potential for subtler and far less saccharine subtexts. The monster costume, once we actually get to see it, was more than sufficient for my tastes. The mixture of character types trudging through the woods could have been great if Quastel and fellow writer Chris Lanning would have turned down the stereotype notch from 11 to at least 5 and spent more time exploring their relationships. The monster's "lair" had some nice production design, specifically the corpse decorations ala a more primitive Jeepers Creepers (2001). If it had been edited well, there were some scenes with decent dialogue that could have easily been effective.

But the most frightening thing about Sasquatch is the number of missteps made: For some reason, Quastel thinks it's a good idea to chop up dialogue scenes that occur within minutes of each other in real time so that instead we see a few lines of scene A, then a few lines of scene B, then back to A, back to B, and so on.

For some reason, he thinks it's a good idea to use frequently use black screens in between snippets of dialogue, whether we need the idea of an unspecified amount of time passing between irrelevant comments or whether the irrelevant comments seem to be occurring one after the other in time anyway.

For some reason, he doesn't care whether scenes were shot during the morning, afternoon, middle of the night, etc. He just cuts to them at random. For that matter, the scenes we're shown appear to be selected at random. Important events either never or barely appear, and we're stuck with far too many pointless scenes.

For some reason, he left a scene about cave art in the film when it either needs more exposition to justify getting there, or it needs to just be cut out, because it's not that important (the monster's intelligence and "humanity" could have easily been shown in another way).

For some reason, there is a whole character--Mary Mancini--left in the script even though she's superfluous.

For some reason we suddenly go to a extremely soft-core porno scene, even though the motif is never repeated again.

For some reason, characters keep calling Harlan Knowles "Mr. H", like they're stereotypes of Asian domestics.

For some reason, Quastel insists on using the "Blurry Cam" and "Distorto-Cam" for the monster attack scenes, even though the costume doesn't look that bad, and it would have been much more effective to put in some fog, a subtle filter, or anything else other than bad cinematography.

I could go on, but you get the idea.

I really wanted to like this film better than I did—I'm a Henriksen fan, I'm intrigued by the subject, I loved the setting, I love hiking and this is basically a hiking film on one level--but I just couldn't. Every time I thought it was "going to be better from this point until the end", Quastel made some other awful move. In the end, my score was a 3 out of 10.

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