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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 credits order)
Ivan Marx ... Himself, narrator
Peggy Marx ... Herself
Yukon Frida ... Herself, Bigfoot painter

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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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Bigfoot is Awesome !, 21 September 2009
Author: nomad-85 from United States

Come on you people, be serious, this movie was made in 1976. It was made for kids and young adults. Do you remember 1976? Jimmy Carter was President. There were no laptops, or internet, no digital cameras. Grizzly Adams had a hit TV show. The Bermuda Triangle and UFOs were still capturing our imaginations. If anything this film grounded us to earth, and it time travels well. It has dramatic narration, amazing nature footage, great scenery of our parks and redwoods, cuddly animals, road trips in a VW bug (who could imagine a famous tracker would drive a Bug), and cool hillbilly music. You meet interesting people like Yukon Freida, and hear from various North American tribes telling their tribal lore. It showed the kitsch that was the 70's. It took me right back there. Ivan does his best to get the audience to respect nature and understand his love for the woods. He shows his disappointment at orchestrated indiscriminate hunting and the loss of habitats, which is a great lesson for kids, and he goes through his own exploration of the myths surrounding the legend. He then offers his theory so that any kid can become fascinated like he was. This was all done in the vein of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. I am even surprised Ivan didn't bump into old Marlin Perkins himself. This film can capture the imagination of any normal kid. My ten year old girl loved it in 2009. We think it was awesome! A perfect Sunday morning film.

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