The Capture of Bigfoot
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|The Capture of Bigfoot|
VHS cover of 'The Capture of Bigfoot'
|Directed by||Bill Rebane|
Studio Film Corp.
|Distributed by||Troma Entertainment|
The Capture of Bigfoot (aka The Legend of Bigfoot) is a 1979 horror film from Bill Rebane, the director of Monster A-Go-Go. Produced and originally released by Studio Film Corp, the film was re-released in 2010 by Troma Entertainment.
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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
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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 "wardrobe" to Kmart.
- Coleman, Loren (2009). Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America. Simon & Schuster. p. 209. ISBN 1439187789.
- Albright, Brian (2012). Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990: A State-by-State Guide with Interviews. McFarland. pp. 316, 317.
- 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.
- The Capture of Bigfoot at the Internet Movie Database
- The Capture of Bigfoot at Rotten Tomatoes
- Official website
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