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Harry and the Hendersons ()


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The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of 'Bigfoot' a secret.

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George Henderson
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Nancy Henderson
Margaret Langrick ...
Sarah Henderson
Joshua Rudoy ...
Ernie Henderson
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Harry
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Jacques Lafleur
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Irene Moffitt
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Dr. Wallace Wrightwood
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George Henderson Sr.
William Ontiveros ...
Sgt. Mancini (as Bill Ontiverous)
David Richardt ...
Dirty Harry Officer
Jacqueline Moscou ...
DMV Clerk
Laura Kenny ...
'Mouse' Woman
Richard Arnold ...
'Mouse' Spouse (as Richard E. Arnold)
Sean Morgan ...
Jerry Seville
Nick Flynn ...
Stuart
David MacIntyre ...
Billers
Peggy Platt ...
Librarian
Orene Anderson ...
Woman in Kitchen
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Sighting Man
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Screaming Woman
Michael J. Loggins ...
Big Gun Man (as Michael Loggins)
James King ...
Bicycle Man
Nathaniel Ellis ...
Sgt. Bader
Juleen Murray ...
Press Woman #1
Mark Mitchell ...
Press Man #1
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Press Woman #2
Dana Middleton ...
News Anchor #1
Richard Foley ...
News Anchor #2
Larry Wansley ...
News Anchor #3
Steve Brodie ...
News Anchor #4 (as Steve Sheppard-Brodie)
Mickey Gilbert ...
Police Officer
Tom Hammond ...
Police Officer
Stuart Schwarz ...
SWAT Officer
Justin Mastro ...
Vigilante
Michael Goodell ...
Pool Man
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Guard
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Jerome
Stan Sturing ...
Police Clerk
Robert Isaac Lee ...
Kim Lee
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Little Bigfoot (as Debbie Carrington)
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Feet (as John F. Bloom)
Britches ...
Little Bob
Fred Newman ...
Harry (voice)
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Schwarz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Police Officer (uncredited)
Cory McCall ...
Boy #2 (uncredited)
Vicki Petite ...
Baby Bigfoot (uncredited)

Directed by

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William Dear

Written by

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William Dear ... (written by) and
Bill Martin ... (written by) (as William E. Martin) &
Ezra D. Rappaport ... (written by)

Produced by

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William Dear ... producer
Richard Vane ... producer
Frank Baur ... associate producer (uncredited)
Steven Spielberg ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Bruce Broughton

Cinematography by

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Allen Daviau ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Donn Cambern

Editorial Department

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Jack Cooper ... negative cutter
Phil Downey ... color timer
Carrie Ellison ... assistant editor
Jack Hooper ... negative cutter
Steven Kemper ... additional editor
J.J. Rogers ... assistant editor
Saul Saladow ... assistant editor
Kevin Stitt ... assistant editor
Jim Michaels ... post-production (uncredited)
Jeff Smithwick ... color timer: dailies (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton
Judy Taylor

Production Design by

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James D. Bissell ... (as James Bissell)

Art Direction by

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Donald B. Woodruff ... (as Don Woodruff)

Set Decoration by

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Linda DeScenna

Makeup Department

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Stuart Artingstall ... head hair department: Rick Baker's crew
Rick Baker ... makeup artist
Janice Barnes ... assistant head hair department: Rick Baker's crew
Jack Bricker ... hair stylist: Rick Baker's crew
Michael Burnett ... special makeup effects assistant: Rick Baker's crew
Everett Burrell ... special makeup effects artist
Norman Cabrera ... special makeup effects technician: Rick Baker Cinovation
Charlotte De Vlaming ... assistant head hair department: Rick Baker's crew (as Sharlotte DeValming)
Tony Gardner ... hair stylist / special makeup effects assistant: Rick Baker's crew
Christine Lee ... hair stylist (as Chris Lee)
Greg Nelson ... makeup artist
Vicky Stockwell ... assistant head hair department: Rick Baker's crew (as Victoria Stockwell)
Daniel C. Striepeke ... makeup artist (as Dan Striepeke)
Brian Wade ... special makeup effects artist: Rick Baker/Cinovation
Jon Curtis Price ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Matt Rose ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Tim Turner ... special makeup effects assistant: Rick Baker's Cinovation (uncredited)

Production Management

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Frank Baur ... unit production manager
Ted Swanson ... unit production manager: second unit

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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James D. Bissell ... second unit director (as James Bissell)
Karen Miller Ehrlich ... dga trainee
Lynda Gilman ... second second assistant director
Nancy King ... second assistant director: additional photography
Michael Rowles ... first assistant director: second unit
Stephen Southard ... second assistant director (as Steve Southard)
L. Andrew Stone ... first assistant director
Ted Swanson ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Michael Burnett ... foam technician
Norman Cabrera ... painter: Rick Baker's crew
Giovanni Casalenuovo ... paint foreman
Marienus Cetani Sr. ... stand-by painter (as Don Cetani)
Leonard Early ... construction foreman: Seattle
Glenn Forbes ... set dresser
Loren Gitthens ... shop assistant: Rick Baker's crew
Martin A. Kline ... production illustrator
Peter Lamppu ... construction foreman: Los Angeles
Leonard MacDonald ... painter: Rick Baker's crew
Michael McCombe ... greensman (as Michael J. McCombe)
Ric McElvin ... lead person
Frank Mitchell ... greensman
Rick Moore ... production illustrator
Richard Reseigne ... construction coordinator
Darrell Rooney ... illustrator: end credit animation sequence
Cameron Striewski ... art director: end credit animation sequence
William James Teegarden ... set designer
'Dangerous' Bob Widin ... assistant property master
John Zemansky ... property master
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)
Crit Killen ... creature design (uncredited)
Michael A. Tice ... propmaker (uncredited)
'Dangerous' Bob Widin ... on-set prop master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rick Alexander ... re-recording mixer
Richard L. Anderson ... supervising sound editor (as Richard Anderson)
Michael J. Benavente ... sound editor
Willie D. Burton ... sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
James Christopher ... sound editor
Burness Dembrowski ... sound editor (as Bunny S.)
Teresa Eckton ... sound editor
Donald Flick ... foley editor
Stephen Hunter Flick ... sound editor (as Stephen H. Flick)
Gil Haimsohn ... assistant sound editor
Robert W. Harris ... utility sound technician (as Bob Harris)
Marvin E. Lewis ... boom operator (as Marvin Lewis)
James Matheny ... foley editor
Matthew C. May ... assistant sound editor
James Moriana ... foley artist (as Jim M. Moriana)
Lettie Odney ... adr editor
Gary D. Rogers ... foley mixer (as Gary Rogers)
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
Curt Schulkey ... adr editor (as Curtis Schulkey)
B. Tennyson Sebastian II ... re-recording mixer
Tanya Sharp David ... adr mixer
Bill Varney ... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Jo Von Metoyer ... apprentice sound editor (as Jovan Metoyer)
Denise Whiting ... adr editor
David Williams ... sound editor
Steve Kohler ... foley recordist (uncredited)
Rick Mitchell ... foley editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Howard Berger ... assistant mold maker: Rick Baker's crew
Bob Burns ... special effects
Everett Burrell ... assistant mold maker: Rick Baker's crew
Curtis Dickson ... special effects (as Curt Dickson)
Robert S. Henderson ... special effects (as Robert Henderson)
Doug Hubbard ... special effects (as Eugene D. Hubbard)
Clive R. Kay ... special effects contact lenses
Conrad Krumm ... special effects
James Leonard ... head mold maker: Rick Baker's crew (as Jim Leonard)
Henry Millar ... special effects supervisor
Mike Millar ... special effects foreman (as Michael J. Millar)
Donald Pennington ... assistant mold maker: Rick Baker's crew (as Don Pennington)
Matt Rose ... sculptor: Rick Baker's crew
Brian Wade ... assistant mold maker: Rick Baker's crew
Steve Wang ... sculptor: Rick Baker's crew
Randy Simper ... mechanical engineer: stunt "Harry" construction (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Robert Dyke ... additional visual effects: Magic Lantern Productions
Michael Pangrazio ... matte artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Kathy Brock ... stunts
Debbie Coe ... stunts
Bill Couch ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Mickey Gilbert ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Tim Gilbert ... stunts
Troy Gilbert ... stunts
Carey Loftin ... stunts
Wally Rose ... stunts
Anthony G. Schmidt ... stunts (as Anthony Schmidt)
Dawan Scott ... stunts
Neil Summers ... stunts
Ted Swanson ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jamie Anderson ... camera operator (as James Anderson)
Rick Borchardt ... key grip
Ophelious Braxton ... second grip (as Ophelius Braxton)
Clyde E. Bryan ... first assistant camera
Larry D. Davis ... second assistant camera (as Larry Davis)
Chuck Fey ... second assistant camera (as Charles Fey)
Norman Harris ... chief lighting technician (as Norm Harris)
Ted Harrison ... key grip: second unit
M. Todd Henry ... camera operator (as Michael Todd Henry)
Ron Kenyon ... assistant chief lighting technician
George Koblasa ... additional photographer: second unit
T. Sano Kwong ... company grip
Spencer McDonald ... second assistant camera
Peter McEvoy ... second assistant camera: second unit (as Peter McCevoy)
Montey Menapace ... assistant chief lighting technician
Nicholas J. Musuraca ... first assistant camera: second unit (as Nicholas J. Musurca)
Ralph Nelson ... still photographer
Reggie Newkirk ... first assistant camera
Randy Nolen ... steadicam operator
Paul F. Petzoldt ... gaffer: second unit (as Paul F. Petzolt)
Alberto S. Ramos ... crane grip (as Al Ramos)
Clyde Smith ... dolly grip
Alexander Witt ... camera operator: second unit

Animation Department

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John Belig ... producer: end credit animation sequence

Casting Department

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Patti Carns Kalles ... casting: Seattle (as Patti Kalles)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Laura Crow ... wardrobe assistant
Juliann Smith DeVito ... assistant special costume key person: Rick Baker's crew (as Julieann Smith)
Camilla Henneman ... special costume key person: Rick Baker's crew
Gary J. Saldutti ... costumer: men (as Gary Saldutti)
Peter V. Saldutti ... costume supervisor
Marla Denise Schlom ... costume supervisor
Donna R. Schultz ... assistant special costume key person: Rick Baker's crew (as Donna Schultz)

Location Management

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Michael J. Burmeister ... location manager: Los Angeles (as Michael Burmeister)
Patricia Fay ... location manager: Seattle
Willie Kupahu ... location auditor
Paul Pav ... location manager: Los Angeles
Monica Powell-Garris ... location assistant (as Monica Powell)
Cliff T.E. Roseman ... location manager: Los Angeles (as Clifford T.E. Roseman)
Lynn Dee Schwarz ... assistant location manager (as Lynn-Dee Schwarz)

Music Department

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Chris Boardman ... music arranger
Walt Borchers ... scoring crew
Terry Brown ... scoring crew
Chuck Garsha ... scoring crew
Mark McKenzie ... orchestrator
Fred Newman ... vocal effects
Curt Sobel ... music editor
Armin Steiner ... scoring mixer
Chris Boardman ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited) / oboe soloist (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Jerry Williams ... musician: percussion (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Todd Connolly ... transportation co-captain
Bob Cornell ... transportation captain
Eugene Schwartz ... transportation coordinator (as Gene Schwartz)
Ray Tostado ... driver: insert car
Dennis Junt ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Tom Adams ... craft service
Rick Baker ... creature designer: Harry / puppeteer: Rick Baker's crew
Allen Coulter ... head mechanic: Rick Baker's crew (as Al Coulter)
Cindy Cullen ... animal trainer
Monica Di Meo ... caterer: second unit
Carrie Dinow ... assistant: Mr. Vane
Joan Eisenberg ... unit publicist
Peter Elliott ... animal coordinator: Rick Baker's crew (as Peter Elliot)
Jim Gerwig ... caterer
Anne Gordon ... animal trainer: Seattle
Nancy Gregory ... choreographer: Rick Baker's crew
Larry Hamlin ... general manager: Rick Baker's crew
Roz Harris ... script supervisor: second unit (as Rosolyn Harris)
Scott Harris ... production associate
Tom Hester ... puppeteer: Rick Baker's crew
Trish Kinney ... script supervisor (as Trish 'The Dish' Kinney)
Julie Larson ... staff: Mr. Dear
Adria Later ... studio teacher
Tim Lawrence ... puppeteer: Rick Baker's crew
Justin Mastrio ... staff: Mr. Dear
James Maull ... production auditor (as Jim Maull)
Heather Murphy ... production associate (as Heather Terzieff)
Kurt Platkowski ... animal trainer: Rick Baker's crew
Willie Radcliff ... craft service
Julie Reid ... production secretary
Barbara Ritchie ... assistant: Mr. Vane
David Ronan ... production associate
Judi Rosner ... production coordinator
Marc Tyler ... assistant head mechanic: Rick Baker's crew
Robert C. Campion ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Carol Riggins ... animal trainer (uncredited)
Daniel Wheatcroft ... studio executive (uncredited)
Tom Willett ... stand-in (uncredited)

Thanks

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Peter V. Herald ... special thanks (as Peter Herald)
Doug Howard ... special thanks
Dana Middleton ... special thanks
Flossi Siguardsson ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead so they decide to take it home (there could be some money in this..). As you guessed, "it" isn't dead. Far from being the ferocious monster they fear "Harry" to be, he's a friendly giant. In their attempts to keep Harry a secret, the Henderson's have to hide him from the authorities and a man, who has made it his goal in life, to catch a "bigfoot". Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines According To Science, Bigfoot Doesn't Exist. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Bigfoot (Philippines, English title)
  • Bigfoot and the Hendersons (Ireland, English title)
  • Bigfoot and the Hendersons (United Kingdom)
  • Bigfoot et les Henderson (France)
  • Bigfoot und die Hendersons (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $49,998,613

Did You Know?

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Trivia While in makeup Kevin Peter Hall's already immense height was increased to over eight feet. This is evidenced by John Lithgow (who stands at 6'4") when he stands next to Hall See more »
Goofs The Hendersons' station wagon is clearly already damaged in the close-up of it hitting Harry. The headlight cover is already open instead of coming open in the crash, and damage to the left front panel is grossly exaggerated and inconsistent with hitting Harry the way they did. It also looks like the license plate is already off of the car while hitting Harry at the same time. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Doggiewoggiez! Poochiewoochiez! (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Love Lives On See more »
Crazy Credits In the the thank you section of the credits, there is a thank you to Bigfoot. See more »
Quotes Sarah Henderson: Where's the roast?
George Henderson: I'll go get it.
Nancy Henderson: The roast is resting in a shallow unmarked grave in the backyard.
George Henderson: Oh. Well, there's plenty of other stuff.
Dr. Wallace Wrightwood: Are you vegetarians?
George Henderson: Sometimes. It depends on the guest.
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