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Sasquatch Odyssey: The Hunt for Bigfoot (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  15 October 1999 (USA)
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The four grand old men of "Bigfoot Hunting" and their often humorous yet determined forty-year quest to find the Big Hairy legend of North America.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Grover Krantz ...
Himself (as Dr. Grover Krantz)
Betty Unger ...
Sasquatch Sighting Witness
Jack 'Kewaunee' Lapseritis ...
Author, _The Psychic Sasquatch_
Robert M. Pyle ...
Author, _Where Bigfoot Walks_
Jim Hastings ...
Retired State Trooper, Sasquatch Sighting Witness
Conveyor of Yeti Finger (archive footage) (as Jimmy Stewart)
Gloria Stewart ...
Conveyor of Yeti Finger (archive footage)
Henry Franzoni ...
Bigfoot Enthusiast
Rob Butler ...
Bigfoot Artist
Ray Crowe ...
President, Western Bigfoot Society
Makeup Creature FX Artist
Janos Prohaska ...
Orangutan Costumer (archive footage)
Gordon Strasenburgh ...
Bigfoot Archivist
Harry Schumacher ...
Bigfoot Park Owner
C. Edward Linville ...
President, the Church of Internal Combustion (as Rev. C. Edward Linville)


This humorous film poses fundamental questions about the origins of man, while reveling in the sub-culture which surrounds the Bigfoot mystery. This is the story of the hunt for Bigfoot and the four old-men who have been searching for the elusive, mythical creature for the last 40 years. Inspired by the discovery of Yeti (abominable snowman) tracks in Nepal in the early 1950's, followed by giant footprints in Northern California in 1958, these young adventurers set out to find an animal which science said didn't exist. Originally, working together on the Pacific Northwest Bigfoot Expedition of 1960-62 while funded by a Texas oil millionaire named Tom Slick - these four men began never-ending rivalry and a life-long quest to find this creature. Written by Anonymous

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Four Men and Their Strange Quest for the Big Hairy Legend







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The Investigators Make the Film Worthwhile
16 June 2002 | by (Norfolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

As far as I know, this is the first and only time all of the "Four Horsemen of Sasquatch" have been put in a documentary together, and what a treat it is to see their views and hear their stories. From the cantankerous Rene Dahinden to the somewhat reserved John Green, while inbetween lie Dr. Grover Krantz (taking the scientific approach) and the always well dressed outdoorsman Peter Byrne. Tragically, both Dahinden and Krantz have recently passed away, so this documentary helps to preserve their life's work.

The producers took a big chance is devoting screen time to some of the more colorful characters involved in the hunt for Sasquatch. Individuals who consider the creature a "para-physical nature people" and claim that Bigfoot is "From the planet Hercules Mercury" are entertaining to watch, but could turn off new Sasquatch fans. Of course, Peter Byrne and Rene Dahinden take the liberty of dropping the hint to the viewer.

The music is clever, with a "Bigfoot Lives" folk song in the opening and the direction flows very smoothly, blending eyewitness accounts with stock footage. The only problem I can see with this film is Henry Franzoni, a "Bigfoot Enthusiast". His "inciteful interjections" are more like "painful reminders". Frankly, the documentary could have done a whole lot better without him. What gives this guy the right to talk about Sasquatch? There are hundreds of Bigfoot Enthusiasts out there, why did he get chosen for the film?

Barring that, I would have to say that if you only see one documentary about Bigfoot, this should be it!

Dr. Travis McHenry, PhD

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