The Capture of Bigfoot (1979)

35mm film, Panavision, Eastmancolor
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Bill Rebans.

Plot Summary

A small town makes a very good living out of the legend of and isn't well pleased when a local businessman plans to trap the creature and make all the money for himself.


Director: Bill Rebane
Studio Film Corp
Executive Producers: M. Dan Stroick, Peter Fink
Producer: Bill Rebane
Script: Ingrid Neumayer, Bill Rebane
Additional Dialogue: John Goff
Directors of Photography: Ito [real name: Bill Rebane[/mfn], Bela St. Jon
Editors: Douglas Ibold, Bill Rebane
Sound Recordist: Michael Hoffman
Costume Designer: Jutta Boettcher
Make Up: Vincent Prentice, Tom Schwartz
Special Make Up Effects Artist: Vincent Prentice, Tom Schwartz
Production Designer: Will McCrow

Janus Raudkivi (Arak)
Randolph Rebane (little Bigfoot)
Stafford Morgan (Steve Garrett)
Katherine Hopkins (Karen)
Richard Kennedy (Harvey Olsen)
Otis Young (Jason)
John F. Goff (Burt)
George ‘Buck' Flower (Jake Turner)
John Eimerman (Jimmy)
Randolph Scott (Randy)
Wally Flaherty (Sheriff Cooper)
Durwood McDonald (John Harrow)
William Dexter (Hank Wells)
Harry Youstos (Harry)
Verkina Flower (Linda)
Greg Gault (Kevin)
Nelson C. Sheppo (Old Daniels)
Mitzi Kress (Elsie)
Woody Jarvis (Woody)
Doug Ibold (trapper)

Alternative Titles

Big Foot – Die Rache des Jägers – West Germany
The Legend of Bigfoot

Extracts included in
Sasquatch Odyssey: The Hunt for Bigfoot (1999)



  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.51 – credits
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.72 – credits, review
  • Nightmare USA by Stephen Thrower p.516 – note
  • Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990 by Brian Albright p.316-317