Harry and the Hendersons

John Lithgow stars as an average family-man until he hits a large furry creature with his car coming home from a camping trip. He thinks it might be a bear, but when he examines this massive, unconscious furball more closely, he discovers that it's the legendary Bigfoot. Not wanting to leave him laying on the street, Lithgow decides to take him home thinking that it's dead; he could possibly make money selling him to a museum or something. When Bigfoot wakes up, however, the family is in a rut because he destroys the house and his enormous body-mass is seemingly threatening to their lives. However, the family soon finds out that Bigfoot isn't snaringly mean and nasty, he's a gentle thing; even a vegetarian! Harry and the Hendersons provides descent family entertainment, but the basis of the film still needed a lot of work; it should not have been a syrupy-sweet regurgitated E.T. formula.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick, Joshua Rudoy, Kevin Peter Hall, David Suchet, Lainie Kazan, Don Ameche, M. Emmet Walsh

Directed by:

William Dear


1987 comedy

Rated PG.


Don Ignacio's score: B-

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