HARRY & THE HENDERSONS (aka BIGFOOT & THE
D: William Dear
Universal/Amblin (Richard Vane & William
W: William Dear, William E. Martin & Ezra D.
DP: Allen Davieu
Ed: Donn Cambern
Mus: Bruce Broughton
John Lithgow (George Henderson), Melinda Dillon (Nancy
Henderson), David Suchet (Jacques LaFleur), Don Ameche (Dr. Wallace Wrightwood), Margaret Landrick (Sarah Henderson), Joshua Rudoy (Ernie Henderson), Kevin Peter Hall
You'd be forgiven for thinking that director William
Dear was actually a pseudonym for Steven Spielberg, whose Amblin company produced this family comedy, which is quite conveniently summed up as E.T. in the woods.
A family on a camping trip accidentally drive into the
legendary Sasquatch, and believing the creature to be dead, take him to their Seattle home where he wreaks all kinds of havoc while unscrupulous authorities search his true
The humour is sitcom standard and it's all rather
cloying, with occasional moments of comedy. Fantastic makeup from Rick Baker is the star of the show.