Harry and the Hendersons [DVD] [1987]

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  • Release Date: 01/17/2017
  • Rating: PG
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (210 out of 213)

Special Features


  • Deleted scenes
  • Feature commentary with director William Dear
  • Making of Harry and the Hendersons
  • Newswrap featurette
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Harry and the Hendersons
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

Cast & Crew


  • John Lithgow
    John Lithgow - George Henderson
  • Melinda Dillon
    Melinda Dillon - Nancy Henderson
  • Margaret Langrick
    Margaret Langrick - Sarah Henderson
  • Joshua Rudoy
    Joshua Rudoy - Ernie Henderson
  • Kevin Peter Hall
    Kevin Peter Hall - Harry



Overall customer rating

4.6
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hillarious Nostalgia

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    bookseller
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    I greatly enjoy this movie. I think it gets negative considerations from people who don't appreciate what it's meant to be. An engaging family comedy, with just the right amount of sentimentality. My little children were riveted, loving the creature effects (Academy Award winning, I might add), and laughing throughout the movie at the clean comedy. Something comedies need to return to. It does bear the sensibilities of the times it was made in, for example: Animal Right activism via "Say No to Fur" type imagery and comments. But that doesn't distract too often and makes for some funny moments as well. This is an extremely memorable movie, with excellent creature makeup / puppetry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    We've Got Some Big-Big Guns But No Big-Big Ammo

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    If you grew up in the 80's, there's no doubt this movie crossed paths with your television screen at one point or another. It's a cult classic and serves up a ton of laughs with many life endearing messages seasoned in along the way. Jon Lithgow is fantastic and hilarious as usual and it's hard not to fall in love with Harry himself. I especially love the scene where Harry's watching tv in the recliner and laughing so hard at the show he's watching, that he throws food at the screen. There's just something about these movies that todays generation of film making just can't seem to capture anymore. This movie is definitely worth a re-watch if you haven't seen it in a long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good 80's movie

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    Pete
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    This is a funny and yet silly movie back from the late 80's. Anyone that grew up back in this time knew how silly and funny most movies were, but this one is one that anyone of any age can sit back and just laugh. It's heart warming yet witty and if you really want to see and send a good message out to any kids this can do it. Never judge anyone or anything before you get to know them. Because you might lose out on a good friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great family movie!

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    dgml
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    I wanted to upgrade my dvd to blu ray and was happy to see it released with HD picture! I was disappointed that the studio, Universal, didn't upgrade the audio from the standard 2.0 audio to DTS 5.1, only DTS 2.0! Glad to still pickup this older movie from BB on sale that's still funny after all these years! Highly recommend! Includes all the extras including deleted scenes and its making!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You'll laugh harder every time you watch it.

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    bumble14075
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    One the the very few movies I've ever enjoyed that still makes me laugh out loud no matter how many times I watch it. The Blu-ray version provides better quality audio and video than I can remember ever. It's an endearing tale of learning how to respect nature and all it's creatures, ever when it practically destroys the life you thought you knew. All star cast with superb acting, directing and cinematography.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my favorite older movies

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    Fan4theMovies2
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    Who wouldn't want to make Bigfoot part of the family? This is a funny heart warming story of how Bigfoot came to join a family. It has laughs and emotion jerking moments that keep you interested throughout the movie. Harry could come be part of my family anytime. It's a bit date for 2016, but still a good movie to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great 80's classic

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    laopwh2263
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    I saw this movie when it first came out back in the late 80's and it made me laugh my butt off back then. I was really glad to see it come out on Blu-ray and I had to add it to my collection. The acting is pretty good, and the story line will make you think whether anything and everything is possible if you just open up your mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's Harry Henderson

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    Soundman35
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    This movie was on sale and I could not pass it up. The only other copy I have is on Laserdisc and it is in great shape however, this will be easier on me to add to my movie server. This blu-ray will not disappoint. Your children will love this film. I love this film, I would welcome BigFoot in my house too.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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