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The Legend of Bigfoot -- Ivan Marx, a wildlife expert, is often called upon to help resolve difficult situations involving wild animals and human beings. When he was called to help with some bears, he made the discovery of a lifetime. The bears were not the problem. Something strange and elusive had encroached into human territory.


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Harry Winer (written by) &
Paula Labrot (written by)
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January 1976 (USA) See more »
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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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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Bigfoot: Man in tights, 2 March 2010
Author: Zeegrade from Doomed Theater of Despair

Imagine an episode of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom only instead of Marlin Perkins narrating you have an obsessive tracker who sees signs of bigfoot in all of the wildlife on film. That obsessive tracker is Ivan Marx and this is "The Legend of Bigfoot" a fictional documentary about a man that follows leads of the legendary apeman throughout the Northwest United States, Canada and Alaska. To say that he becomes a little fanatical is putting it lightly. After Marx captures some very questionable footage of what appears to be a guy in a gorilla suit skipping through the woods while waltzing with an imaginary partner he begins his pursuit of more "documentation" by stalking the creature all over the country. Where does this guy get his money from. It had to cost quite a bit to travel from state to state looking for bigfoot even in the seventies. Maybe its all the money he saved on gas by driving his red Volkswagen bug everywhere. Yeah, nothing says outdoorsman quite like a V.W. bug. Dork. Once he gets to a new location every natural act performed by the animals gives him insight into the creature. Geese arrive. Bigfoot must be migratory. Moose mate in the woods. Bigfoot must hunt here. A squirrel gets run over by a Buick. Bigfoot must have ties to the United Autoworkers. If Marx stumbled across a Snickers wrapper he would probably assume that bigfoot works in a chocolate factory. There's some other supposed footage of bigfoot that are just as silly and also appear to be just some stooge in a suit. Suffice to say this was as convincing as "Harry and the Hendersons" as far as lending credibility of bigfoot existing somewhere in the Pacific Northwest or anywhere else for that matter. Rumor has it Bigfoot's lawyer served Marx with stalking papers and he's now not able to come within 500 yards of him. I have the video to prove it.

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