Harry and the Hendersons

Harry and the Hendersons

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 6/5/87
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  • Episode Description
  • The Henderson family, on their way home from vacation, accidentally hit an animal on the road. First they think it's a person, and when they find out it's actually a real Bigfoot, they decide to take him home and nurse him. They name him Harry, and soon Harry becomes a part of the family. And now the family has to protect the family from a bigfoot-bounty-hunter who's life goal is to catch a bigfoot.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ezra D. Rappaport

  • William Dear

  • Bill Martin

  • Kevin Peter Hall


  • John Lithgow

    George Henderson

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Pool Man: Do you have a cat? Irene: No! Pool Man: Good. Then it's just a hairball.

    • Dr. Wallace Wrightwood: Well, Jocko, what's next for you? Jacques LaFleur: I don't know. There's always Loch Ness.

    • (looking in an anthropology book) George: That's Jaques LaFleur, a hunter who came in the store today. Nancy: No, that's Richard Smith, the forestry guy who came to our... house today. That lying bastard!

    • George: I have a friend and his name is, um, Jack and let's say there's... this... giant... Dr. Wallace Wrightwood: Is there a beanstalk involved in this, Mr. Henderson?

    • George Sr.: I wanted King Kong, you brought me a goddamn giant gerbil. I told you exactly what to do. You didn't even come close. George: Maybe it's right on the nose. Maybe it's not vicious at all, Maybe it's gentle and has feelings. George Sr.: Where'd you dream up that shit?

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    Notes (4)

    • Runtime: 110 minutes

    • Also known as: Bigfoot and the Hendersons or Bigfoot

    • Taglines: When you can't believe your eyes, trust your heart. & According to science, Bigfoot doesn't exist.

    • Kevin Peter Hall is the only original cast member from the TV series version that appears in this feature movie.

    Trivia (5)

    • GOOF: The Henderson's 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.

    • GOOF: The Hendersons take upon a wrong road when they have to go to the mountains. The road they took leads to North Seattle. They should have taken another 15 miles up the road.

    • TRIVIA: Bill Martin (IV), 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.

    • TRIVIA: 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.

    • TRIVIA: This was Vern Taylor's last film.

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