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Harry and the Hendersons Details

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While vacationing in the Pacific Northwest, the Henderson clan's dad, George (John Lithgow); mom, Nancy (Melinda Dillon); daughter, Sarah (Margaret Langrick); and son, Ernie (Joshua Rudoy), accidently run over a strange animal with their car, and when they get out to see what it is, they find the seemingly dead body of a hairy Bigfoot-type monster (Kevin Peter Hall). Believing that the creature is a grizzly bear, the Hendersons take it home, planning to stuff the beast and put it on display in their living room. Predictably, the hirsute monster revives and is adopted by the family as a pet. Originally conceived as a TV series by comedian Brad Garrett, Harry and the Hendersons ultimately did make it to the small screen as a weekly syndicated sitcom in 1990, with Kevin Peter Hall repeating the title role during the series' first 24 episodes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:June 5, 1987

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rick Baker Best Makeup 1987 Winner

Cast

John Lithgow
as George Henderson
Melinda Dillon
as Nancy Henderson
Margaret Langrick
as Sarah Henderson
Joshua Rudoy
as Ernie Henderson
Kevin Peter Hall
as Harry
David Suchet
as Jacques LaFleur
Lainie Kazan
as Irene Moffitt
Don Ameche
as Dr. Wallace Wrightwood
M. Emmet Walsh
as George Henderson Sr.
Laura Kenny
as "Mouse" Woman
Nick Flynn
as Stuart
Dave MacIntyre
as Billers
William Dear
as Sighting Man
Laurie O'brien
as Screaming Woman
Juleen Murray
as Press Woman #1
Mark Mitchell
as Press Man #1
Connie Craig
as Press Woman #2
Mickey Gilbert
as Police Officer
Tom Hammond
as Police Officer
Michael Goodell
as Pool Man
Vern Taylor
as Jerome
Debbie Lee Carrington
as Little Bigfoot
Fred Newman
as Vocal Effects
William Frankfather
as Schwarz
David Richards
as Dirty Harry Officer
John Bloom
as Feet
Tom Hammond
as Police Officer
William Dear
as Sighting Man
Juleen Murray
as Press Woman #1
Fred Newman
as Vocal Effects
Laura Kenny
as "Mouse" Woman
David Richards
as Dirty Harry Officer
William Frankfather
as Schwarz
Laurie O'brien
as Screaming Woman
Vern Taylor
as Jerome
Michael Goodell
as Pool Man
M. Emmet Walsh
as George Henderson Sr.
Debbie Lee Carrington
as Little Bigfoot
Mickey Gilbert
as Police Officer
Mark Mitchell
as Press Man #1
Dave MacIntyre
as Billers
Nick Flynn
as Stuart
Connie Craig
as Press Woman #2

Crew

William Dear
Director
William Dear
Producer
Richard Vane
Producer
Steven Spielberg
Producer
Ezra D. Rappaport
Screenwriter
Richard Christian Matheson
Screenwriter
William E. Martin
Screenwriter
William Dear
Screenwriter
Thomas Szollosi
Screenwriter
Allen Daviau
Cinematographer
Bruce Broughton
Composer (Music Score)
Donn Cambern
Editor
Don Woodruff
Production Designer
Don Woodruff
Art Director
Jim Teegarden
Set Designer
Linda de Scenna
Set Designer
Willie D. Burton
Sound/Sound Designer
Rick Baker
Special Effects
Jane Feinberg
Casting
Judy Taylor
Casting
Mike Fenton
Casting
Richard L. Anderson
Supervising Sound Editor
Rick Baker
Makeup Special Effects
James D. Bissell
Second Unit Director
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