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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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Myth and fact, 23 August 2007
Author: the_sagebrush_kid from United States

I got this movie in a blister pack for a dollar with another movie. Being a armchair detective about Sasquatch, Yowie and Alma I was interested in what this was about. I never heard of Marx, but I did see once the footage of the "limping" or sometimes pegged "waltzing" bigfoot. Even then I thought it was odd. It did in fact looked like someone in a cheesy gorilla suit waltzing about.

Most of the footage in the film was dull and as everyone else here has posted "way off course of the topic." But one has to remember that when you are hunting something that is hard to find Nature is going to come with it. In some respects this reminded me of "Legend of Boggy Creek." Thank god there was not crooner singing "Hey Travis Crabtree......." But again lets remember if the movie used strictly his footage, the movie would be only about 20 minutes long.

The last bit of footage has me raising an eyebrow with some interest. Having seen not 1 but 4 of these beings and a hell of a lot closer than probably Marx would have wanted, I always get a cold chill when I look at filmed footage or listen to its cries. While the supposed young one does nothing at all for me, the supposed older bigfoot gave me some severe cold chills. The younger one looked too thin and his acts too rehearsed or fact. The older one was massive in size. so I am at odds that the footage of the younger bigfoot maybe fake along with the waltzing bigfoot. If the waltzing/limping bigfoot film is real then one need to consider: 1) Could such a creature so lame survive? And if so how much more or less elusive can he be compared to a healthy creature? Sure such a lame creature would not find it easy to get away from hunters and others.

2) That the creature is not JUST lame but deformed, as his one arm was always on his chest and looked stiff and his one leg looks like its stiff all the way up to the hip.

My last statement is directed to Marx' comment about Sasquatch eating habits. Front evidence collected all over North America, it seems these creature have a huge diet and many rancher and farmers have found cattle, goats, pigs, chickens, fish, dogs, deer and other animals half eaten. Remember in the film, it all starts off with the killing of cattle and a bear???? Oh yeah in one report a roaming bigfoot was even treated to peanut-butter sandwiches which it seemed to enjoy.

Not a bad film. A lot better than Boggy Creek if you ask me.

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