Harry and the Hendersons

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Harry and the Hendersons
Harry and the Hendersons Poster.jpg
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by William Dear
Release Date 1987
Studio Amblin Entertainment
Universal Pictures
Distributor Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Harry Kevin Peter Hall
George Henderson John Lithgow
Nancy Henderson Melinda Dillon
Jacques LaFleur David Suchet
Dr. Wallace Wrightwood Don Ameche
Sarah Henderson Margaret Langrick
Ernie Henderson Joshua Rudoy
Irene Moffitt Lainie Kazan


Harry and the Hendersons is a 1987 comedy about a family who hits a Sasquatch during a hunting trip and takes him back to Seattle. The Sasquatch, who proves to be friendly and gentle, stays in the family's home in order to hide from the local authorities and a notorious French-Canadian Bigfoot hunter. The titular creature was played by Kevin Peter Hall (best known for playing the alien in the first two entries of the Predator franchise) and later inspired a 1991 sitcom television series.


The following weapons were used in the film Harry and the Hendersons:

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Handguns

Colt Python

A stainless Colt Python with a 4" brrel is the main sidearm of Jacques LaFleur (David Suchet). Twice in the film, LaFleur's Python is handled by Harry (Kevin Peter Hall).

Colt Python Stainless Steel variant with 4" Barrel and Colt marked Rubber combat grips - .357 Magnum
Jacques LaFleur (David Suchet) takes out his Colt Python and points it at Harry.
After LaFleur loses the Python, Harry (Kevin Peter Hall) picks up the gun.
Harry, unfamiliar with guns, stares down the Python's barrel.
LaFleur retrieves his Python in the dumpster.
While fighting with Harry, LaFleur goes for his Python again, but Harry grabs it from the holster and tosses it away.

Unknown revolver

An unknown snub-nose revolver is used by a woman who confronts Harry in her home. It appears similar to a Colt Detective Special due to the free-floating guide rod, but this is uncertain.

The woman retrieves her revolver from a nightstand drawer.
The woman sets down the revolver after she thinks Harry's toe is a mouse.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

A Smith & Wesson Model 19 is used by a police officer.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 Magnum
After Harry throws a TV at a police cruiser, two uniformed officers get out. The one standing nearest to the camera appears to have a Smith & Wesson Model 19.

Smith & Wesson Model 29

A Smith & Wesson Model 29 is visible in the display case at the Henderson & Sons hunting store when Jacques LaFleur (David Suchet) purchases ammunition. Ironically, a customer later asks George Henderson (John Lithgow) whether he has a "Clint Eastwood Magnum", referring to the Model 29.

Smith & Wesson Model 29 - .44 magnum.
George Henderson (John Lithgow) sets down the box of .458 Magnum ammunition on the glass countertop for Jacques LaFleur. The blued revolver in the display case appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 29, which a nickel or stainless 1911 variant is visible below it. There is also another very large stainless revolver that is not visible, possible a Freedom Arms Model 83.

Colt 1911 variant

An unknown stainless Colt 1911 variant is visible in the display case at the Henderson & Sons hunting store when Jacques LaFleur (David Suchet) purchases ammunition.

Colt Government Model Stainless.jpg
George Henderson (John Lithgow) sets down the box of .458 Magnum ammunition on the glass countertop for Jacques LaFleur. The blued revolver in the display case appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 29, which a nickel or stainless 1911 variant is visible below it. There is also another very large stainless revolver that is not visible, possible a Freedom Arms Model 83.

Rifles

Steyr-Mannlicher SSG PII

A Steyr-Mannlicher SSG PII with double-set triggers is the main weapon of Jacques LaFleur (David Suchet) throughout the movie. Strangely, at one point in the film, he purchases .458 Winchester Magnum ammunition for the rifle, even though the SSG would not be able to chamber these rounds. Due to a continuity error, the SSG repeatedly goes from having a standard 5-round magazine to a 10-round box magazine in the final scene of the film when LaFleur is hunting Harry in the woods.

Steyr SSG PII - 7.62x51mm NATO
Jacques LaFleur (David Suchet) holds his Steyr-Mannlicher SSG PII as he hunts for Harry in Seattle. Throughout this scene, the rifle has a 10-round magazine.
LaFleur hears a sound in the dumpster held above him.
LaFleur conceals his SSG in his truck before going after Harry.
LaFleur hunts for Harry in the forest. Here, it has the 10-round magazine.
LaFleur hears something behind him.
LaFleur fires the SSG at Harry. Note that the rifle now has only the standard 5-round magazine (even though it had a 10-round magazine earlier). He also fires 12 shots without reloading.
LaFleur's SSG, once again fitted with the 5-round magazine, rests against a tree trunk. The rifle previously had the 10-round magazine when he set it down against the tree.

Winchester Model 70

A scoped Winchester Model 70 is George Henderson's (John Lithgow's) main rifle throughout the movie, and is nearly used to kill Harry (Kevin Peter Hall). Due to a continuity error, it is briefly replaced by another (unknown) rifle in a closeup where George pokes Harry's hand with the barrel of the rifle. The Winchester also has a diopter sight during the scene where George nearly shoots Harry, even though it did not have this feature in earlier scenes.

Winchester Model 70 - .30-06
George Henderson (John Lithgow) takes out his Winchester Model 70 after he hits Harry.
George holds the Winchester on Harry while the Henderson family watches.
A closer view of the rifle's barrel.
After Harry gets loose in the family's home, George puts a stepladder up on the porch and aims his Winchester at Harry.
A close-up of the rifle's front sight. Note that this is a large open diopter-type sight, which the rifle did not have earlier.
A close-up of the Winchester's trigger as George contemplates pulling it.

M16 (SP1)

M16 rifles are used by the SWAT team during the scene where the police chase Harry through Seattle. It is hard to tell, but the weapons may actually be MGC M16 replicas, since they are not seen clearly and are never fired. During one scene in the sporting goods store, a customer asks George Henderson (John Lithgow) if he has "an M16, or anything that goes fully automatic", to which George replies that "fully automatic is illegal".

M16 with 20-round magazine and original 3-prong flash hider - 5.56x45mm.
Two police officers, including a SWAT officer with an M16, detain an armed civilian who is hunting Harry.
Police officers pursue the garbage truck stolen by George. The two nearest to the camera have M16s.
Another SWAT officer seen (blurry) on the right runs with his M16 in hand.
The police detain LaFleur. Visible are many Mossberg 500AT shotguns, as well as the muzzles of several M16s.

Shotguns

Mossberg 500AT

Mossberg 500AT shotguns are used by most of the police officers who pursue Harry through Seattle. It's hard to tell, but it appears that Jacques LaFleur (David Suchet) also uses a Mossberg 500AT briefly while tracking Harry.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge
LaFleur finds George Henderson's license plate at the spot where he hit Harry. In this scene, LaFleur uses a Mossberg 500AT shotgun rather than his usual Steyr SSG PII rifle.
The police captain confers with one of his lieutenants, who carries a Mossberg 500AT.
The police detain LaFleur. Visible are many Mossberg 500AT shotguns, as well as the muzzles of several M16s.

Various unknown

Ernie Henderson (Joshua Rudoy) is seen using an unknown rifle during the hunting trip.
When George Hendeson (John Lithgow) pokes Harry's hand with the muzzle of his rifle, it goes from a Winchester Model 70 to some other type. Note that this weapon is clearly quite different in shape from the Winchester.
The Henderson & Sons sporting goods store contains various rifles and shotguns in racks behind the counter.



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