Bigfoot (1970)

PG | 94-95 mins | Horror | 1970

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HISTORY

Location scenes for the picture were shot in the Tehachapi Mountains, CA. Bigfoot marked the last film of both actress Joi Lansing (1929--1972) and Western actor Ken Maynard (1895--1973), who had not appeared in a film since the 1944 picture Harmony Trail (see entry). ...

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Location scenes for the picture were shot in the Tehachapi Mountains, CA. Bigfoot marked the last film of both actress Joi Lansing (1929--1972) and Western actor Ken Maynard (1895--1973), who had not appeared in a film since the 1944 picture Harmony Trail (see entry).

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Filmfacts
1971
pp. 545-47
Los Angeles Times
21 Jan 1972
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Assoc prod
Exec in charge of prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
1st asst cam
2d unit cam op
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
Asst film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set const
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus score
SOUND
Rec eng
Boom op
Boom op
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
Main titles
MAKEUP
Makeup
Makeup
Bigfoot bodies created by
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit mgr
Prod mgr
Prod assoc
Asst to the prod
Prod coord
SOURCES
SONGS
"Bigfoot," composer undetermined, sung by Don Jones.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
1970
Premiere Information:
Dallas opening: 21 Oct 1970
Production Date:

Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastman Color
Lenses/Prints
print by DeLuxe
Duration(in mins):
94-95
MPAA Rating:
PG
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

When her plane develops engine trouble, Joi Landis parachutes into a rugged, inaccessible area of the American Northwest and is captured by a giant ape-like creature. Meanwhile, several weekend trail-bike riders stop for supplies at a general store owned by Mr. Bennett. After Rick and Chris separate from their friends Wheels and Peggy, they are attacked by a beast similar to the one encountered by Joi, and Chris is carried off. At the store, the sheriff is skeptical about Rick's story, but itinerant peddlers Jasper B. Hawks and Elmer Briggs, realizing the potential fortune to be made with a sideshow attraction featuring the beast, agree to help Rick search the dense forest. Captured by the beasts, the men learn from Joi of the legendary Bigfoot, a dying, sub-human race who have captured the women for mating purposes. Wheels arrives with other motorcyclists and Hardrock, a vengeful trapper. The creatures are dispersed, and all the captives except Joi are rescued. Saved by her Bigfoot captor from a mountain lion and a bear, Joi is taken to the beast's lair. She escapes when Hardrock wounds the Bigfoot; and the beast is sealed in a cave when one of the bikers dynamites the entrance. Having failed to secure a living specimen, Hawks hopes to persuade the women to relate their experiences as a traveling sideshow ...

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When her plane develops engine trouble, Joi Landis parachutes into a rugged, inaccessible area of the American Northwest and is captured by a giant ape-like creature. Meanwhile, several weekend trail-bike riders stop for supplies at a general store owned by Mr. Bennett. After Rick and Chris separate from their friends Wheels and Peggy, they are attacked by a beast similar to the one encountered by Joi, and Chris is carried off. At the store, the sheriff is skeptical about Rick's story, but itinerant peddlers Jasper B. Hawks and Elmer Briggs, realizing the potential fortune to be made with a sideshow attraction featuring the beast, agree to help Rick search the dense forest. Captured by the beasts, the men learn from Joi of the legendary Bigfoot, a dying, sub-human race who have captured the women for mating purposes. Wheels arrives with other motorcyclists and Hardrock, a vengeful trapper. The creatures are dispersed, and all the captives except Joi are rescued. Saved by her Bigfoot captor from a mountain lion and a bear, Joi is taken to the beast's lair. She escapes when Hardrock wounds the Bigfoot; and the beast is sealed in a cave when one of the bikers dynamites the entrance. Having failed to secure a living specimen, Hawks hopes to persuade the women to relate their experiences as a traveling sideshow attraction.

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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