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Bigfoot (1970)

Bigfoot kidnaps some women and some bikers decide to go on a rescue mission to save them.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Carradine ... Jasper B. Hawks
Joi Lansing ... Joi Landis
Judith Jordan ... Chris
John Mitchum ... Elmer Briggs
James Craig ... Cyrus
Christopher Mitchum ... Rick
Joy Wilkerson Joy Wilkerson ... Peggy
Lindsay Crosby ... Wheels
Ken Maynard ... Mr. Bennett
Dorothy Keller Dorothy Keller ... Nellie Bennett
Doodles Weaver ... Forest Ranger
Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Hardrock
Nick Raymond Nick Raymond ... Slim / Evil Creature
Del 'Sonny' West Del 'Sonny' West ... Mike (as Sonny West)
Walt Zachrich Walt Zachrich ... Deputy Hank


A colony of Bigfoot creatures has kidnapped some bikini-clad babes with whom they intend to breed. A biker gang tries to resuce the girls (whom the dextrous creatures have somehow tied to stakes), while a pair of traveling salesmen (John Carradine and John Mitchum) hope to strike it rich by capturing one of the creatures. Written by texasboyy

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America's abominable snowman...breeds with anything! See more »


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Release Date:

21 October 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Foot See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Springs, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$325,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first motion picture to feature Bigfoot, it spawned several similar films through the 70s and beyond. It was released in 1970, three years after the infamous Patterson-Gimlin short film revealed "actual" footage to the world of what may be a real Bigfoot walking through the forests of California. See more »


Joi Landis: They're practically sub-human, except that they still live like animals!
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

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Carradine and the Ape
8 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Bigfoot (1970)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Various women are being kidnapped and it turns out Bigfoot and his clan are behind it. Apparently their race is dying off so they're needing women to have more creatures with. Jasper B. Hawks (John Carradine) gets the idea of capturing one for the money while a biker gang goes after the creature to get their women back.

Bigfoot was always my favorite mythical monster when I was a kid and I was always disappointed because there really aren't too many good movies about him. I continue to watch movies on Bigfoot yet they continue to get worse and worse. This film doesn't have the greatest reputation around but it's certainly a real hoot and a rather fun film as long as you don't take it too serious.

I mean, just take a look at the sequence where the three hot ladies are tied up talking about why they have been captured. This here alone shows that the film wasn't supposed to be taken serious and then you throw in a biker gang and you've got pure drive-in madness. There are some really nutty scenes throughout this movie but the greatest thing about it is the fact that they don't keep the monsters off screen. Nope, the monsters are constantly on the screen and there are multiple ones as well as children!

The cast is also a lot of fun as we get Joi Lansing as one of the victims, Chris and John Mitchum and even Ken Maynard has a small role. Then there's Carradine who eats up the picture just like it was a big bowl of spaghetti. He's really a lot of fun here as he adds in the camp as this redneck looking to make a quick buck. His final line delivery, ripping off the KING KONG ending, is pure joy.

As I said, BIGFOOT isn't a masterpiece and it's not even a really good movie but if you enjoy these low-budget monster movies then there's plenty here to enjoy.

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