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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

Eric Foster, who played the lead role, has the same last name as the role played by Faith Clift. According to the director, Schlossberg-Cohen, they couldn't shoot any footage for one day, because Foster and Clift were giggling the whole time during recording. The next day, after an angry speech by Schlossberg-Cohen, they pulled theirselves together. See more »

Goofs

None of the hawks or eagles seen with the characters are species native to the United States. See more »

Quotes

Jim: [they find dozens of crushed Coke cans] Someone sure liked Coca-Cola.
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Disjointed Mess
24 April 2017 | by jclinard-344-344673See all my reviews

Cry Wilderness is the kind of film that gets made because some writer / director had an idea that nobody else believed in (with good reason). Instead of waiting for a better idea, the script gets filmed on a shoestring budget. The minimal plot gets heavily padded by stock wilderness footage, which makes the constant changes in terrain (forest, scrubland, mountain) and season (snowy winter in one scene, bright greens of summer in the next) obvious to a bright three year old. Then there is the acting, which makes me wonder if the next door neighbor's kid and a few drinking buddies were assembled to round out the minimal cast. Then there is the Bigfoot costume, which looks like somebody took a set of hair clippers to a Chewbacca halloween costume and called it a day. Do not attempt to watch this without the cast of MST3K. Given a choice between watching this film and viewing your second cousin's home movies of a trip they took to Yellowstone back in 1978, pick the latter.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1987 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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