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Cry Wilderness (1987)

A Bigfoot-type creature befriends Paul, a young student. His father is a park ranger trying to capture an escaped tiger. Everyone in town is on edge and wants the tiger killed. David tries to keep Bigfoot a secret.

Writers:

Philip Yordan (original story), Philip Yordan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Foster Eric Foster ... Paul Cooper
Maurice Grandmaison Maurice Grandmaison ... Will Cooper
John Tallman John Tallman ... Jim
Griffin Casey Griffin Casey ... Morgan Hicks
Faith Clift Faith Clift ... Dr. Helen Foster
Navarre Perry Navarre Perry ... Mr. Douglas
Tony Giorgio ... Sheriff (as Joe Fuzz)
Tom Folkes Tom Folkes ... Bigfoot / Biker
Foster Hood Foster Hood ... Red Hawk
Gordon Gale Gordon Gale ... Mr. Wagoner
Don Pugsley ... Biker
Darwyn Swalve Darwyn Swalve ... Biker (as Darwin Swalve)
Gus Bass Gus Bass ... Truck Driver
Dustin Kanode Dustin Kanode ... David
Ed Lauer Ed Lauer ... Howard
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A Bigfoot-type creature befriends Paul, a young student. His father is a park ranger trying to capture an escaped tiger. Everyone in town is on edge and wants the tiger killed. David tries to keep Bigfoot a secret.

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PG

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Trivia

The wilderness scenes are shot in Devils Postpile In Mammoth, California. There are still numerous trails, and visitor sites that run through this area. See more »

Goofs

Some shots and scenes are very badly focused. See more »

Quotes

Jim: [they find dozens of crushed Coke cans] Someone sure liked Coca-Cola.
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The definition of disjointed
16 April 2017 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

Upfront, I feel I need to say that I had never seen Cry Wilderness until it appeared in one of episodes of new MST3K. Regardless, I will be as objective as possible. I'm not one of those who thinks a movie is necessarily bad for appearing on MST3K. Some of the films on the show are actually very good and enjoyable on their own. Unfortunately, Cry Wilderness isn't one of them.

In short, Cry Wilderness is a mess of a movie. What little plot there is concerns an annoying little boy who receives a warning from Bigfoot that his father is in danger. This thin thread of a plot doesn't really hold the film together, however. The movie consists of a series of unrelated scenes haphazardly put together. The acting ranges from bad to downright atrocious. Continuity is non- existent. Characters go from one location to a completely different location in seconds. The mystical hokum of the old Native American and his band of animals is ridiculously presented. And Bigfoot is a disaster. The costume isn't even complete. On the positive side, there are some nice animal-in- nature type shots, but that's about it. Overall, a lowly 2/10 from me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1987 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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