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Still of Melinda Dillon and Margaret Langrick in Harry and the HendersonsStill of Don Ameche, John Lithgow and Melinda Dillon in Harry and the HendersonsStill of John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Lainie Kazan and Margaret Langrick in Harry and the HendersonsStill of John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon and Margaret Langrick in Harry and the HendersonsHarry and the HendersonsStill of John Lithgow and Melinda Dillon in Harry and the Hendersons

Plot
Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road...

Release Year: 1987

Rating: 5.6/10 (11,206 voted)

Director: William Dear

Stars: John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick

Storyline
Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead so they decide to take it home (there could be some money in this..). As you guessed, "it" isn't dead. Far from being the ferocious monster they fear "Harry" to be, he's a friendly giant. In their attempts to keep Harry a secret, the Henderson's have to hide him from the authorities and a man, who has made it his goal in life, to catch a "bigfoot".

Writers: William Dear, Bill Martin

Cast:
John Lithgow - George Henderson
Melinda Dillon - Nancy Henderson
Margaret Langrick - Sarah Henderson
Joshua Rudoy - Ernie Henderson
Kevin Peter Hall - Harry
David Suchet - Jacques Lafleur
Lainie Kazan - Irene Moffitt
Don Ameche - Dr. Wallace Wrightwood
M. Emmet Walsh - George Henderson Sr.
Bill Ontiverous - Sgt. Mancini
David Richardt - Dirty Harry Officer
Jacqueline Moscou - DMV Clerk
Laura Kenny - 'Mouse' Woman
Richard Arnold - 'Mouse' Spouse (as Richard E. Arnold)
Sean Morgan - Jerry Seville

Taglines: According To Science, Bigfoot Doesn't Exist.

Release Date: 5 June 1987

Filming Locations: Index, Washington, USA

Gross: $29,760,613 (USA)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
M. Emmet Walsh plays John Lithgow's father, when in actuality Walsh is only 10 years older than Lithgow.

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The Hendersons' station wagon is clearly already damaged in the close-up of it hitting Harry. The headlight cover is already open instead of coming open in the crash, and damage to the left front panel is grossly exaggerated and inconsistent with hitting Harry the way they did.

Quotes:
George Henderson: [on the phone] No, no, no Bigfoot here, Sergeant. I was just joking. It's just a prank, uh, I'm not even George Henderson. You must have reached the wrong number.
[hangs up]
George Henderson: We're on our own.



User Review

You will fall in love with Harry!

Rating: 9/10

You will fall in love with Harry and wish that Bigfoot / Sasquatch was real. A funny, endearing movie! There are several messages along the way: 1) Some humans are more beastly than animals; 2) Forgiveness is a powerful healer; and 3) Protect the wilderness, for it contains many wonderful things that are not always apparent to us. This movie is a family favorite!









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