George Henderson Lithgow and his family are en route home from a camping excursion when their station wagon collides with a mysterious object. The Hendersons are disappointed but decide to continue with life as usual. George is charmed by the creature, naming him Harry. At a loss for what to do, the Hendersons decide to take the creature home, securing it to their vehicle's roof. After the hunter stumbles upon the Hendersons' license plate, which came loose when they hit Big Foot, he tracks them to their home. And like Harry, in its own ham-handed, goofy way the film means so well.
Harry's hunter, a discredited scientist named Jacques La Fleur Suchet , closes in on Harry, piecing together clues gleaned from news stories about the citizens' various encounters with Harry. Despite their initial fears, Harry is a kind and sensitive being, and the Hendersons become very fond of him. Noises from the kitchen alert George to the creature's presence. George discovers him perusing the overturned fridge, desperate to obtain food. Wrightwood Ameche , another scientist who's become a laughingstock for believing in Big Foot, arrives at the Hendersons' house, urging George to give up his quest. . Horrified and shocked, George discovers he has run over and killed Big Foot.
However, it is difficult to keep him a secret, and soon they begin to fear for Harry's safety. However, news of an increase in Big Foot sightings and a flurry of media attention provoke George to find Harry, so as to protect him. Despite their initial fears, Harry is a kind and sensitive being, and the Hendersons become very fond of him. But he soon joins George, and they make haste to find Harry before La Fleur. Later, at the Hendersons' home, George checks on Big Foot, whom he believes is still strapped to the top of the family vehicle. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Comedy drama , Children Production Co: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment Keywords: , , , , , , , , It has several amiable performances, including Lithgow's usual nice guy, Lainie Kazan's savagely nosy neighbor, Margaret Langrick's petulant teen and Don Ameche as a bullion- hearted Bigfoot expert. Starring John Lithgow, Don Ameche, David Suchet, and Kevin Peter Hall as Harry, it is a family-oriented play on the Big Foot myth.
While returning from a trip in the woods, George Henderson John Lithgow and his family run into something with their car that turns out to be a Sasquatch. He subsequently attempts to return him to the wild, but Harry flees instead. However, it is difficult to keep him a secret, and soon they begin to fear for Harry's safety. After a sighting nearby, George goes into the city to locate Harry. The Hendersons are harmless and oblivious, unaware a Big Foot hunter is fast on their trail. But he finds Harry alive.
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