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Harry Winer (written by) &
Paula Labrot (written by)
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January 1976 (USA) See more »
Startling new motion picture footage of the elusive creature See more »
A documentary about the legendary creature, Bigfoot, with emphasis on him being the missing link. | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Ivan Marx ... Himself (uncredited)
Peggy Marx ... Herself (uncredited)

Directed by
Harry Winer  (as Harry Stuart Winer)
Writing credits
Harry Winer (written by) (as Harry Stuart Winer) &
Paula Labrot (written by)

Produced by
Ivan Marx .... executive producer
Don Reese .... executive producer
Stephen Houston Smith .... producer
Original Music by
Don Peake 
Cinematography by
Ivan Marx (photographed by)
Peggy Marx (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Paula Labrot 
Sound Department
Jay M. Harding .... sound mixer (as Jay Harding)
Ross Taylor .... sound effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack M. Guberman .... grip (as Jack Guberman)
Editorial Department
Beau Blue .... assistant editor
Susanne Gervay .... negative cutter
Lady Kid .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ken Johnson .... music editor
Other crew
Randal Kleiser .... cpi (as Randel Kleiser)
George Labrot .... naturalist
Dan Perri .... title designer
Barrett Cooper .... grateful acknowledgment

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76 min | USA:92 min (DVD)
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A well done Travelogue on the elusive, mysterious Bigfoot, 21 October 2011
Author: danzeisen from United States

As a people, we tend to view things like Bigfoot as larger than life. We tend to forget that in nature, things occur according to nature's law, and not our need for sensationalism. Marx is indeed a man of the land, and in the course of this movie draws us in with the often subtle ways of nature, interspersed with some rather amazing things- such as the squirrel pulling its injured mate to safety. Marx speaks of the history of Bigfoot and tells us how he was drawn into the search for the creature. Marx tracks the creature up through the Arctic circle, and in "by the" way fashion, shows us how our species is becoming less and less appreciative of our natural heritage. Marx postulates that the creature migrates and is a fierce predator. His search proves him right on the migratory issue, but he has a surprise that awaits him on predation issue. Perhaps here, for many, is where this film is noted as "Boring." Subtlety, quietness, awareness of self and environment and obtaining harmony therein is not what most modern audiences crave and in so doing overlook a part of who we are, and our own place in nature. As a child I remember the Travelogue type of documentary that would draw one in about places and people one could visit. This film is reminiscent of this and has the ring of truth about it. Is it real? Many think so, and so do I. Even if not entirely true, it is well worth watching, if only to be quiet and see nature in a fresh light, and to take a fresh look at ourselves. You can always turn on sex, gratuitous violence and general depravity after wards if you suffer too much from withdrawal. Lol.

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