Harry and the Hendersons
Harry and the Hendersons is a 1987 American comedy film directed and produced by William Dear, and starring John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Lainie Kazan and Don Ameche. It is the story of a family's encounter with the cryptozoological creature Bigfoot. The film won an Academy Award for Best Makeup, and inspired a follow-up TV series, also called Harry and the Hendersons. The film was originally released as Bigfoot and the Hendersons in the United Kingdom, though the TV series retained the American title. The DVD and all current showings of the movie in the UK now refer to the movie by its original title. Bruce Broughton composed the music throughout the entire film, and Joe Cocker performs "Love Lives On" (later released in 1989) during the end credits. On their way home to Seattle from a camping trip, the Hendersons accidentally run over a strange and unknown creature. Realizing it might be the legendary Bigfoot creature, they strap it to the roof of their station wagon and take it home because they felt bad. Once there, the revived creature goes wild, rampaging throughout the house. Eventually, the family realizes that the creature is actually very gentle. Given the name "Harry",
Director: William Dear
Producer: William Dear, Richard Vane
Cast: Kevin Peter Hall, John Lithgow, David Suchet, Don Ameche, Joshua Rudoy, Lainie Kazan, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick
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