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An underrated feel-good movie!,
This review is from: Harry and the Hendersons (Special Edition) (DVD)
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".