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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.


Karl Kozak





Credited cast:
Dylan McKnight Dylan McKnight ... Richard Winslow (as Dylan Purcell)
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew James Allen ... Freshman Kid


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for creature violence

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Ranger John Eagleheart: Noble savage.
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I'm not sure why this is rated 2.3
29 March 2009 | by toadwriterSee all my reviews

Anyone who approaches a movie based on Sasquatch must know:

1) It is not going to be a large budget film 2) There are not going to be any recognizable stars 3) Nothing in the movie can be construed as complete fact 4) It's not going to win any awards

Thus, a movie such as this needs to be approached with an open mind and low expectations.

I read one good review here when I saw it was going to be on Showtime Extreme (542 on DirectTV), so I decided to watch.

What I saw was somewhat interesting. The acting was not bad and a few actors actually did a really fine job. On top of that, there was a good mix of some light-hearted humor, a couple times I laughed out loud, not out of sheer stupidity, but original humor.

The movie could have done less with the stupid rednecks. I did like the close-up scene with the bear, and not knowing what Sasquatch truly looks like, I had no problems with what I saw.

I guess if people go into this with high expectations, they're going to end up disappointed, but if you take it for what it is, it's not a waste of time.

I could see Hollywood making a larger budget film out of the Sasquatch legend and put a couple (somewhat) big(ger)-named actors in it. I mean, if some hacks can make the Blair Witch Project and manage to turn that pile of crap into a blockbuster smash, why not something that has some plausibility?

I gave it a 7 because I want to help see the rating of this film climb. I probably do not think it deserves more than about a 5 of 10, but it's certainly better than 2.3.

Like someone else said, grab a girl, and cuddle up with some popcorn. At times she'll hold you close, and other times you'll both laugh together.

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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 »


Box Office


$700,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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