Directed by William Dear, 'Harry and the Hendersons' owes a big debt to 'E.T.,' which it resembles in almost every way except that the alien is the legendary Bigfoot of the Pacific Northwest.
John Lithgow as George Henderson, and Melinda Dillon, as his wife, rediscover the wonder of belief in the unbelievable, befriend the huge Bigfoot and then help him to go home to Mount Rainier National Park. While 'E.T.' had tears to spare for everyone in the family, 'Harry and the Hendersons' is strictly for the kids. Rated PG.