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To Catch a Yeti (1995)

While trying to escape hunters, Hank the Yeti finds himself befriending a American family in a big city.


Bob Keen

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Meat Loaf ... Big Jake Grizzly
Chantellese Kent Chantellese Kent ... Amy Bristow (as Chantallese Kent)
Rick Howland ... Blubber (as Richard Howland)
Jim Gordon Jim Gordon ... Dave Bristow
Leigh Lewis Leigh Lewis ... Kate Bristow
Jeff Moser Jeff Moser ... Wesley Sturgeon
Michael Panton Michael Panton ... Arnold Sturgeon (as Mike Panton)
Mona Matteo Mona Matteo ... Angelica Sturgeon
Ria Franchuk Ria Franchuk ... Joan
Reginald Doresa Reginald Doresa ... Butler
Andreas M. Haralampides Andreas M. Haralampides ... Pilot (as Andreas M. Haralampides M.D.)
David Walberg David Walberg ... Truck Driver
Rob Rutter Rob Rutter ... Security Guard
Audrey Barraclouth Audrey Barraclouth ... Bag Lady
Neil Verburg Neil Verburg ... Young Man


While trying to escape hunters, Hank the Yeti finds himself befriending a American family in a big city.

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Big Jake's after Bigfoot in the Big Apple. It's the biggest chase this town has ever seen.


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Release Date:

12 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To Catch a Yeti See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dandelion Productions See more »
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Filming completed in 1993, but the film was not shown publicly until January 1995. See more »


Kate's accent changes from American to British partway through the movie. See more »


Nowhere to Run
Written by Brian Holland (uncredited), Lamont Dozier (uncredited) and Eddie Holland (uncredited)
Performed by Martha & The Vandellas
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Among the worst ever
31 January 2006 | by jamesowen-2See all my reviews

It doesn't get much worse than this folks. To Catch A Yeti is bad in every respect, beginning with the creature itself. The bug-eyed gooning animatronic representing said beast is an insult to cinema, with movement literally restricted to the thing being dragged along, on a poorly disguised sled, through the snow. Similarly the annoying coos which emanate from the Yeti's static plastic face are an annoying as they are bizarre.

Beyond that the production values are below par from children's television, never mind a movie, and its star, one Meat Loaf, though tasked with the difficult job astonishingly manages to be the worst feature in the entire film, proving once and for all that rock music saved many a movie audience from his bewilderingly insensate acting style.

Plot and characters, in as much as they exists, are instantly forgettable, and quite honestly you'll spend the entire film being obsessively irritated by the Yeti. Yes, it really is that lamentable.

Arguably children might get something out of this on a Saturday morning while mom and dad enjoy a lie in, but an enjoyable family film this isn't.

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