- 1 hr 24 min
Bigfoot is a science fiction horror film directed by Robert F. Slatzer and released in the United States in 1970. Bigfoot was a low budget film but starred several famous actors and actresses. John Carradine played Jasper C. Hawkes, a traveling salesman from the southern United States. His co-stars included Lindsay Crosby, Joi Lansing, Christopher Mitchum and Doodles Weaver. The film also starred James Craig, Judy Jordan, Dorothy Keller, Ken Maynard, John Mitchum, Nick Raymond, Joy Wilkerson and Walt Zachrich. Many scenes were shot in remote, mountainous forest regions where a number of Bigfoot sightings were reported at the time. It has been speculated that these portions of the film were shot in the northern California mountains. In the film, Bigfoot, the legendary beast known as the King of the Woods, abducts several young women and carries them to his secluded home deep in the woods, where he ties them to trees and holds them captive. A team of hunters and college students work to hunt down the reclusive creature. Their goal is to rescue the trapped women and capture the huge beast alive so that they may display it for the public and earn tremendous profits. When the local sheriff's department and ranger's station are informed of the women's disappearance, they are doubtful that they have indeed been taken by Bigfoot. When the law enforcement authorities fail to locate the missing women, the hunters and college students set out on their own to rescue them. Among the heroes is an elderly, one-armed mountain man who carries a gun. His Native American wife predicts the Bigfoot's defeat shortly before he and the other men encounter the beast in the woods. Bigfoot was produced by Anthony Cardoza and written by Robert F. Slatzer and James Gordon White. The film was edited by Hugo Grimaldi and Bud Hoffman. The film ran for 84 minutes and was released in the U.S.