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Harry and the Hendersons (Special Edition)
Harry and the Hendersons
Special Edition
Actors: Don Ameche, Orene Anderson, Richard Arnold, Melinda Dillon, Nick Flynn
Director: William Dear
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family
PG     2007     1hr 50min

John Lithgow takes adventure to new heights in this big-laughs, big-hearted, big-footed comedy for the whole family! A chance car accident introduces the Hendersons to the real-life Bigfoot, who is anything but a ferocious...  more »


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Actors: Don Ameche, Orene Anderson, Richard Arnold, Melinda Dillon, Nick Flynn
Director: William Dear
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Family Films
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/24/2007
Original Release Date: 06/05/1987
Theatrical Release Date: 06/05/1987
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 50min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Steve P. (StampJockey) from LORIS, SC
Reviewed on 12/2/2012...
Rocking a highly atypical role for Ron Perlman, this family friendly hit is a classic favorite. Its filled with laughs and feel good moments for both the young and old. Popular enough to be developed into a syndicated television sitcom this is a must watch for families who love to spend a good time together filled with laughter!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Joyce W. (Jwag) from SCOTTVILLE, MI
Reviewed on 12/2/2012...
Wonderfully created characters and Harry is quite believable as Big Foot. Hillarious comedy the whole family can watch. Scenes where Harry hits the windshield, pushes over the daughter (and others) are acted out well on all casts part. Worth the viewing if you like family comedy.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 8/28/2012...
Harry and the Hendersons is simply one of those special movies that is a must have on the shelf in my home, proudly sitting along side Short Circuit, The Wizard of OZ, E.T. and anything Disney, and ready to be watched often! This one is so funny and just plain fun for the entire family!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Brittni H. (venus) from BATON ROUGE, LA
Reviewed on 11/27/2009...
It is rare that a movie from twenty years ago can stand up to the standards of today. Harry and the Hendersons is one of those rare movies, a kid friendly creature feature that looks just as good today as it did back then. The T-L-C of the creature creators give Harry a sympathetic and emotive range of expression, enough to compete with the very expressive face of John Lithgow.
Get the kids, grab some popcorn, and have a seat. Share the creature that filled your imagination as a child with your children, because they will not be disappointed! Who wouldn't love a hairy, eight foot tall vegetarian?
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

J. Isbell | Bakersfield, CA United States | 01/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yep, I've been waiting for this one, also. One of the best family movies I can remember, yet it is quite entertaining for adults as well as children. Very funny story of what happens when the legendary Bigfoot creature collides into the lives of an average suburban family. The character interactions are quite touching as the family becomes emotionally attached to this "lovable monster" that doesn't know his own strength and keeps wrecking their house and deforming their car. The casting is excellent, the story is simple but well-executed, and the plot build-up is well-paced, and the ending is satisfying, leaving you with a warm fuzzy feeling.
The Bigfoot creature is INCREDIBLY authentic-looking, and pulls off a remarkably wide range of facial expressions that help lend to his believability, lovability, and humor. Frankly, I think if the creature had not been so well executed, the movie would not be so great. I hope there is a "making-of" featurette on this DVD that shows how they made this character (it's a Special Edition, there's gotta be!).
I can watch this film again and again. I think it truly is a classic. Movies like this are few and far between."
What a treat
Michele | Roanoke, IL USA | 03/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When our adult children were small they loved this film. Now we have an eight year old who is extremely physically handicapped but is mentally alert. He absolutely loves this film. When I hold it up to see if he wants to watch it and he gets the biggest smile. It is a film that children never get tired of and we adults love it too. I had actually forgotten about this movie until I ran across it one day and I immediately ordered it. I am so glad it finally came out on DVD."
An underrated feel-good movie!
John Lindsey | Socorro, New Mexico USA. | 04/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When the Henderson family (John Lithgow, Melinaa Dillon, Margaret Langrick and Joshua Ruddy) are having a camping trip and on their way home, they accidently hit Bigfoot (Kevin Peter Hall) and decide to take him home. Later on it's really alive and not really a fierce monster but a gentle and kind creature that gets temporary shelter thanks to the family for he becomes their friend. The authorities want him and a crazed hunter (David Suchet) wants Harry dead, the Hendersons especially George must do everything to get him back to the wild.

A touching, entertaining and hilarious comedy from producer Steven Spielburg co-stars Don Amech and M. Emmet Walsh that offers good laughs and incredible puppetry and make-up effects for it's time that nearly rivals CGI as the beast himself is very convicing and realistic. The acting is very good and there is a heartbreaking moment guaranteed to make you cry, i remembered when i was 5 in the summer of 1987 seeing this moive on the big screen and loved it, this is a must see movie for the whole family and kids & adults alike.

The DVD has excellent picture and sound with some good extras like audio commentary by director William Dear, theatrical trailer, deleted scenes, two featurettes and behind the scenes with "Making of Harry and The Hendersons"."