Harry and the Hendersons

Film, Family and kids

Time Out says

'A William Dear Film'? Come off it, this has Steven Spielberg, whose Amblin company produced, written all over it. While the Hendersons are on a hunting holiday, their car collides with the legendary Bigfoot of the Pacific Northwest. Mistakenly believing the Yeti-like creature dead, they take him to their Seattle home, which he promptly demolishes before proving himself a genial giant of enormous compassion. Neverthe-less, nosey neighbours and fame-hungry hunters smell something suspicious, and pretty soon the gun-crazy citizens of Seattle are on the trail of the hapless, hirsute 'Harry'. This cloying mixture of sitcom and fantasy is clearly designed to pluck the heart-strings, tickle the funnybone, and sow seeds of doubt about the moral worth of hunting.

Details

Release details

Duration:
111 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
William Dear
Screenwriter:
William Dear, William E Martin, Ezra D Rappaport
Cast:
John Lithgow
Melinda Dillon
Margaret Langrick
Joshua Rudoy
Kevin Peter Hall
David Suchet
Lainie Kazan
Don Ameche
M Emmet Walsh

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