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Harry and the Hendersons [1987] (1 disc)

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Director:William Dear
Writer:Bill Martin
Ezra D. Rappaport
William Dear
Composer:Bruce Broughton
Length:110 minutes
(1 hour 50 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:Earth Day
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:41%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • Family
  • Kids
  • Puppets
  • Drama
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Synopsis: A normal, every-day suburban family entertains a very unique houseguest when sasquach decides to stay with them for a while.


Reaction: Good clean fun. I just love the "George Hen..." bit.


Personal Rating: 7/10

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William Dear => Director / Writer
Bill Martin => Writer
Ezra D. Rappaport => Writer
Bruce Broughton => Composer
David Suchet => Jacques LaFleur
Don Ameche => Dr. Wallace Wrightwood
James King => Bicycle Man
John Lithgow => George Henderson
Joshua Rudoy => Ernie Henderson
Kevin Peter Hall => Harry
Lainie Kazan => Irene Moffat
M. Emmet Walsh => George Henderson Sr.
Margaret Langrick => Sarah Henderson
Melinda Dillon => Nancy Henderson
Michael Goodell => Pool Man
Robert Isaac Lee => Kim Lee
Sean Morgan => Jerry Seville

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • After Harry sees George on the News Reports, as the police car crashes into the television shop, a Vince and Larry (the Crash Dummies) commercial plays.
  • According to cryptozoologist [?] Loren Coleman, some characters in the film are based to varying degrees on actual figures in the search for Sasquatch. "Jacques LaFleur" (David Suchet) is a nod to the late Canadian [?] Rene Dahinden, and "Dr. Wallace Wrightwood" (Don Ameche) combines some qualities of [?] John Green, [?] Peter Byrne and the late [?] Dr. Grover Krantz.
  • Bill Martin, who co-wrote the screenplay for Harry and the Hendersons, wrote songs for Harry Nilsson's [Harry] album and is pictured (wearing a bear suit) inside the album's cover. Martin says that the character "Harry" in the film is named after Harry Nilsson.