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Big and Hairy (1998)

A boy moves into a new town and has difficulty making friends, so he joins the basketball team. Initially experiencing little success, his popularity increases when he convinces a Sasquatch to join the team.

Director:

Philip Spink

Writers:

Brian Daly (novel), Brian Daly (screenplay)
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1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Burke ... Picasso Dewlap
Trevor Jones ... Ed Tibbetts
Greg Thirloway ... Mr. Donovan
Richard Thomas ... Victor Dewlap
Chilton Crane ... Elizabeth Dewlap
Donnelly Rhodes ... Ludlow Bumstock
Tyler Thompson Tyler Thompson ... Dexter Madison
Zach Lipovsky Zach Lipovsky ... Owen 'O' O'Malley
Zachary Martin Zachary Martin ... Roland Lemay
Stacy Grant ... Mrs. Donovan
Colleen Fox Colleen Fox ... Superfan
Gina Stockdale Gina Stockdale ... Rodney
Adrian G. Griffiths Adrian G. Griffiths ... Father Bigfoot (as Adrian Hughes)
Anna McRoberts Anna McRoberts ... Mother Bigfoot (as Anna-Maria McRoberts)
Fred Keating ... Rockweed Coach
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Storyline

A boy moves into a new town and has difficulty making friends, so he joins the basketball team. Initially experiencing little success, his popularity increases when he convinces a Sasquatch to join the team.

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Genres:

Family | Fantasy | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A barátom: Ed See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

Picasso's hair as he is about to shoot the winning basket. See more »

Crazy Credits

No sasquatches were harmed in the making of this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Return to Boggy Creek (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Stuck in the Middle with You
Written by Gerald Rafferty and Joseph Egan
Performed by Russ Klyne
Published by PolyGram International Publishing Inc.
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Inexplicably Excellent
28 May 2017 | by fagdamagerSee all my reviews

Don't ask me. It's a movie about Big Foot joining a kid's middle school basketball team, if that doesn't strike your interest you may not have a soul. But, after seeing my 10 stars you've got to be wondering, "is it actually good?"

Yes. Absolutely. A resounding HECK YEAH!

If you are a connoisseur of strange or unknown movies, you may be aware that bad comedies can be some of the hardest things to sit through. This is usually because when a comedy fails it fails in making its audience laugh, which for trash movies such as this one, is the entire point.

But, here's the thing. It's actually hilarious. And the characters are weirdly likable. Even the Wookie knockoff, heck, especially the Wookie knockoff. Every time the thing squawks in that crappy Chewbacca suit I can't help but bust a gut.

The premise is so beyond idiotic. It's literally Air Bud but with the missing link. And we're supposed to grow emotionally attached to the freaky ape thing as the film progresses. It's so simple and stupid I just can't help becoming enamored with it as it unfolds. I genuinely cheered for them at the end. It's not even irony, or post-irony, or any of that crap, I just want Picasso to win the big game.

All in all, a truly marvelous experience that deserves many more fans than it has. Highly recommended.


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