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The Unknown (2005)

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When a group of poachers are found dead in the deep forests of the Pacific Northwest, a mob of revenge hungry hunters pursue the beast while four high school seniors try to save it.

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Karl Kozak
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Credited cast:
Dylan Purcell Dylan Purcell ... Richard Winslow
Brandon Henschel Brandon Henschel ... Jay Kelter
Miles O'Keeffe ... Ed Janzer
Jack Conley ... Sheriff Drake Kassel
Chelsea Hobbs ... Jenny Ackers
Casey LaBow ... Shea Landers
Nathaniel Arcand ... Ranger John Eagleheart
Michael Bailey Smith ... Manny
Cooper Huckabee ... Tom
Christian Boeving ... Leo
Bill Bragg Bill Bragg ... Dennis Vancamp
John Patrick Lowrie John Patrick Lowrie ... Mayor Potts
David 'Shark' Fralick ... Ray
Lee Purcell ... Doris Winslow
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Andrew James Allen ... Freshman Kid
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In the deep woods of Echo Mountain, Pine Creek, three poachers are slaughtered by a predator and the survivor, Ed, organizes an illegal hunting with three other hunters. Meanwhile, the teenagers Rich and Jay are assigned by their biology teacher to prepare a seminar together about species in danger of extinction. Jay invites his girlfriend Shea and his cousin Jenny to camp with Rich and him in the forest to research animals for their work. Meanwhile the Indian Ranger John Eagleheart is also in the woods tracking the Sasquatch. When Ed and his men are attacked by the Big Foot, the teenagers try to escape to save their lives. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Missing Link Has Been Found See more »


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Rated R for creature violence

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clawed: The Legend of Sasquatch See more »

Filming Locations:

Roslyn, Washington, USA See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Ranger John Eagleheart: Noble savage.
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References Girls Gone Wild on Campus 2 (2003) See more »

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Down With The Blues
Written and performed by Steve White
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There is a sasquatch in it, lurking somewhere in the background
5 August 2011 | by TanuccoonSee all my reviews

Somewhat weak bigfoot story involving a group of randy kids going out into the wilderness to investigate a supposed bear attack, a group of hunters out to kill the same bear (who supposedly killed their friend's group) and a local ranger, and a Native American park ranger wandering around doing something. Oh yeah, plus you have a mayor worried about "tourist season" and hassling the sheriff to resolve these problems. And largely to the side-lines is an angry sasquatch.

Like most natural horror, there are shades of Jaws in this although it more lampoons the concept. Although the acting is notoriously weak for the park ranger and rednecks, the "teens" at least manage to act like teens. The token eye candies are likable and the token jock is humorous enough, but the nerd protagonist is kind of annoying and something of a jerk. Oddly enough, there's some whole subplot involving the kid's father that barely gets touched upon (in the beginning his mom is all like, "You have to spend time with your father!" then later on he's telling the other teens, "I don't have a dad").

Also unresolved is the whole issue of the sasquatches. Yeah, there are at least two there. At first glance it would seem one was dead (since it was buried), but maybe the other sasquatch was killing to protect an injured one (as you see it ambush the hunters in the beginning). On the lighter side, I do like how much of the film seemed to rely on implication which is a rarity in budget productions. As for the monster itself, the costume looks even worse than the one in Abominable. It's really not all that frightening-looking despite mauling and killing at least five people during the film while menacing a bunch more.

The general denouement is rather weak. The ending only minimally involves the sasquatch and you really get the feeling that he was just a background character during the whole film.


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