The Capture of Bigfoot

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The Capture of Bigfoot
VHS cover of The Capture of Bigfoot
Directed byBill Rebane
Produced by
  • William D. Cannon
  • Peter Fink
  • Elwyn O. Jarvis
  • Bill Rebane
  • M. Dan Stroick
Written by
  • Ingrid Neumayer
  • Bill Rebane
  • Bill Rebane
  • Bela St. Jon
Edited by
  • Douglas Ibold
  • Bill Rebane
Studio Film Corp.
Distributed byTroma Entertainment
Release date
  • November 23, 1979 (1979-11-23)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Capture of Bigfoot (a.k.a. The Legend of Bigfoot) is a 1979 horror film from Bill Rebane, the director of Monster A-Go-Go.[1] Produced and originally released by Studio Film Corp, the film was re-released in 2010 by Troma Entertainment.[2][3]


The creature known as Bigfoot has managed to elude capture for more than 25 years and a small town has made a cottage industry out of local Bigfoot sightings and merchandising. When a businessman decides to trap Bigfoot once and for all so that he can benefit, the town may ultimately lose the tourist profits that have filled the town's coffers.


  • Janus Raudkivi as The Legendary Creature of Arak
  • Randolph Rebane as Little Bigfoot
  • Otis Young as Jason
  • George 'Buck' Flower as Jake
  • William Dexter as Hank
  • Jeana Keough as Dancer
  • Stafford Morgan as Garrett
  • Katherine Hopkins as Karen
  • Richard Kennedy as Olsen
  • John F. Goff as Burt
  • John Eimerman as Jimmy
  • Randolph Scott as Randy
  • Wally Flaherty as Sheriff Cooper
  • Durwood McDonald as John
  • Harry Youstos as Harry
  • Verkina Flower as Linda
  • Greg Gault as Kevin
  • Nelson C. Sheppo as Daniels
  • Mitzi Kress as Elsie
  • Woody Jarvis as Woody
  • William D. Cannon as Carlsen


In his book All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger, Troma president Lloyd Kaufman lists this film as one of the five worst Troma films ever distributed (along with Croaked: Frog Monster from Hell, also directed by Bill Rebane). Shot in Gleason, Wisconsin, the film's closing credits attribute the "wardrobe" to Kmart.


  1. ^ Coleman, Loren (2009). Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America. Simon & Schuster. p. 209. ISBN 1439187789.
  2. ^ Albright, Brian (2012). Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990: A State-by-State Guide with Interviews. McFarland. pp. 316, 317.
  3. ^ Gunn, James; Lloyd, Kaufman (1998). All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger. Berkley Boulevard Books. pp. 316, 317. ISBN 0425163571.

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