Running Time: 88 Minutes
First, let me start by saying that this movie is pretty old, it was released in 1994, by the then hot PM entertainment. The story line for this film is pretty straight forward with a few twist. A young boy gets lost in the woods and befriends a Bigfoot. Bigfoot tries to help the young boy get back to his family and the young boy tries to help bigfoot avoid crazed hunters out to collect a million dollar bounty for killing bigfoot.
The movie features a pretty solid cast, Zachery Ty Bryan from Home Improvement TV show, Crystal Chappell from numerous TV shows, Clint Howard from many TV shows and movies and Rif Hutton who may be best known for his voice over work in video games and numerous movies, he was also been on several TV shows. The film also stars Matt McCoy, who does a really good job in the film.
So, as you can see the film has a pretty simple story and a solid cast. One thing to remember when you watch this film, is that it is geared towards a family film experience and for that it does very well. To me the film had that "made for TV" feel to it and that was okay with me. The story is given a twist when super rich guy Chaz Frederick, played by David Rasche, offers a 1 million dollar reward for killing bigfoot. Frederick has an obsession with bigfoot and wants to place it in his museum.
The acting in this film is solid, it is shot very well and has good production values. The only thing I found somewhat annoying was the face of the bigfoot. The costume was pretty good overall,but the expression on the bigfoot's face was weird to me. By the end of the movie it didn't bother me.
In the end, the film is a fun little adventure that the whole family can watch. I had not watched this film until just a few days ago. It is nothing that will blow you away or anything but the film is a good little watch.
On a side note, there are scenes in this film that some people have tried to pass off as real bigfoot photographs and /or video. A recent one going around was the short clip of a Bigfoot fighting a bear. So, from just a researcher stand point, the film is worth a watch just to familiarize yourself with it, so you can be on the look out for people trying to pull a fast one.
While this film is not the best, it is by far not the worse. If you have not seen it, and I'm sure many of you have, then you should give it a try.
Here is my final rating.
Rating: 3 out of 5
This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.
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