The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot

The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot

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Since WWII, Calvin Barr has lived with the secret that he was responsible for the assassination of Adolf Hitler. Now, decades later, the US government has called on him again for a new top-secret mission. Bigfoot has been living deep in the Canadian wilderness and is carrying a deadly plague that is now threatening to spread to the general population. Relying on the same skills that he honed during the war, Calvin must set out to save the free world yet again.
Audience: Not rated.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Man
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1
Language Note: English language track with English, Spanish and French subtitles.
SDH (Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing)

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sweetz1
May 02, 2021

I have to admit, the reason I watched this movie is because I like Sam Elliott and most of his movies are really good. First I must say that if they left out the Bigfoot story line in this movie, it would have been a great plot. There are a few contradictory elements in this movie. The plot stated that there is is the "dead zone' in Canada where the wildlife has been all killed off. So, when Calvin (Sam Elliott) accepts this assignment of finding and killing this diseased Bigfoot, all around him you can hear birds chirping. At one point, he sees a deer and then an owl appears next to him in the "infected" area. Calvin in the only one that is immune to the diseased area, yet when he is a fight with this zombie looking "bigfoot", it throws up on him in and around his mouth and face, yet still he proceeds to live. Just a bit of information in this movie.

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lindy919
Mar 29, 2021

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Would have been a good film except that the awful, terrible, horrendous Bigfoot scenes all but ruined it.
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yesbyedith
Jan 28, 2021

I like Sam Elliott.

This is a weird, quiet little movie -- I don't know that I can necessarily highly recommend it? But also I kind of want more people to watch it so I have someone to discuss it with. Don't go into it thinking it's an action movie (or a horror movie)... it's really more of an introspective look at aging heroes and the burdens that soldiers carry back from war and lost chances and... also... Bigfoot? Yeah, sorry, it's a bizarre film.

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archangel777
Oct 17, 2020

This is a very unconventional story, almost experimental, about a man who killed a monster, but not the plague of idealism that He spread. Then as an old man, he has to kill another creature like him... A loner not hurting anybody who is carrying a very literal and lethal plague. He takes no joy or even satisfaction in the Killing and has palpable weight of loss around his head. It's Complicated, it makes you think and it's a GREAT actor that anchors the entire thing. The only real issue is the disjointed nature of the flashbacks but even that appeals to me personally.

LPL_EricaS Jun 22, 2020

This is a mash-up of a movie, but I enjoyed the foray into the main character's historical fiction past and fantasy/sci-fi present. With the title of the movie so rooted in action, the quiet parts of the film were surprising, but necessary to show the depth of character and the traumas he went through that turned him into the lone man he is today. Plus seeing Sam Elliot and his iconic way of acting is always a positive.

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P58Jackson
Jun 18, 2020

Disjointed in time. A little weird.

Mostly pretty good.

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oPod
May 27, 2020

Moral of the story, killing an evil man, Hitler, doesn't kill his cruel ideas once they've spread like the plague and that's what matters. Conversely, literally killing 'squatch (metaphor for an idea, yet to be fully accepted and embraced by the public) did indeed end the spreading of his actual plague before it was too late. It's better to kill bad ideas before they spread than to kill good mythical creatures. Squash evil ideas, before they infect minds and spread live a disease. Mind blown...

Spoiler Alert: 'squatch ralphs into his killers mouth and that's the film highlight.

Some of the scenes delivered on the so bad it's good that I was hoping for, but not as often as I hoped for. I'm undecided on whether the curious juxtaposition of the shy, talented killer, pacifist with a tender/broken heart lives up to the so bad it's good standard or not. I do appreciate that both 'squatch and his killer are both pacifists caught in a bad situation, like a man dueling his spirit animal whose hard fought, tragic death helped turned the man's life around allowing him to come to terms with death, loss and making the most of life after so many decades of mourning. While the many flashbacks were easy enough to follow, were annoyingly out of order and maybe too numerous. Film should have been less cryptic with it's deep ideas and instead more apparent. Considering the context it's easy to overlook the insights. Really, had to spend time reflecting to get how deep of a message the story holds, very cryptic and easy to miss.

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Steve_Vernon
Mar 08, 2020

Okay, so this is one of those movies that you really have to think about.

First off, there's that title - THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT.

That title intrigued me, right from the get-go. I took a look at the trailer on Youtube and there was this voice-over, talking about how this fellow's grandfather had always told stories that kept getting wilder and wilder and wilder and I began to think about BIG FISH or SECONDHAND LIONS - movies that are stories that are told about stories. That put me into a wanna-watch kind of mind, because I love both of those movies. I thought it was going to be about Sam Elliott's grandson trying to figure out if his grandfather was the world's biggest liar or the world's biggest hero.

Only it turned out that the trailer was a bit of a red herring. The character who actually says the voice-over dialogue isn't related to the protagonist (Sam Elliott) at all.

This movie is an allegory and a character study about a man who has come to the end of his road and is trying to weigh his achievements against what it cost his soul.

Some of you folks are going to find it a little dull and boring. Some of you folks are going to love it.

It is a crap shoot as to what part of the audience you are going to fall into.

Me, I kind of dug it. It had some weaknesses and I felt they should have got into the whole Bigfoot hunt part of the story a lot sooner in the script, but Sam Elliott really delivered some solid acting - maybe some of the best he has ever turned in. The dialogue is moody, thick and ridden with meaning - kind of like stirring a shot of good whiskey into a tall mug of strong dark coffee. You have to listen and chew over it slowly. This isn't a root beer and cheeseburger kind of a movie. This is more like an inch of solid steak, that you want gnaw upon while you ponder out the story.

I'd watch it again. A lot of folks wouldn't. I borrowed the flick from the public library so it didn't cost me a single thin dime - but I might have to pick up a copy some day just to watch on a rainy afternoon.

Yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon

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BenjaminBraddock
Feb 29, 2020

As much as I like Sam Elliott, I thought this film was slower than molasses. By the time something happened (50 minutes in), I lost interest and ejected.
All the flashbacks didn't help either. They just reminded me I'm watching a movie. Flashbacks ruin a movie almost as much as voiceovers. But that's just me... I could be wrong.

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Jan 18, 2020

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