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The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | 8 February 2019 (USA)
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A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature.
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Credited cast:
Sam Elliott ... Calvin Barr
Aidan Turner ... Calvin Barr
Caitlin FitzGerald ... Maxine
Ron Livingston ... Flag Pin
Sean Bridgers ... Mr. Gardner
Larry Miller ... Ed Barr
Ellar Coltrane ... The Clerk
Mark Steger ... The Bigfoot
Rizwan Manji ... Maple Leaf
Anastasia Tsikhanava ... Ed's Daughter
Silas Archer Gustav ... Young Calvin Barr's dog(Ralph)
Nikolai Tsankov ... Russian Officer
Kelley Curran ... Mrs. Gardner
Alton Fitzgerald White ... George
Robert Marsella ... Russian Spy
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Calvin Barr, an old, bitter recluse who was once a legendary assassin for the US government, and whose task to kill Hitler almost changed the course of WWII, is asked to come back from retirement for one final top secret mission - to track down and eliminate a Bigfoot that became infected with a deadly disease that could spread to others if the creature remains on the loose in the forest for too long. During the mission, Barr's WWII past is shown through flashbacks.

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An American myth

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Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

8 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot See more »

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$3,471
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Visual effects were created by two-time Academy Award winner Douglas Trumbull. See more »

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Both times when Calvin took off his shoe to remove the foreign object he puts his shoe back on without tying it up before walking away. He doesn't stop to tie it, but yet it is tied. See more »

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Flag Pin: My grandfather use to tell all kinds of stories about this one soldier... but he wasn't taking about a man, but rather something mythic.
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References The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) See more »

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A unexpected character drama with the most cheesy plot.
10 February 2019 | by GODZILLA_Alpha_PredatorSee all my reviews

This is a movie with the most campy title and premise that is more character-driven drama then guilty b-movie action entertainment. Its surprising prestige that elevates its genre setting comes a lot from Sam Elliot's performance and director Robert D. Kryzowski's focus on the emotional weight of the protagonist's journey.

Elliot carries this strange absurd premise as Calvin Barr, a retired veteran living in solitude. As the man who assassinated the titled Nazis leader in secrecy during WW2 (played by Aiden Turner as the young Calvin), he feels regret that his mission mattered very little to world while the love of his life, Maxine (Caitlin FitzGerald) had to move on herself when he returned home. When an American agent (played by Ron Livingston) asks for Calvin's skills and service to kill the titled creature to prevent it from spreading humanity-ending disease, it becomes a catalyst for Calvin to find some form of redemption to give purpose in his life. Elliot doesn't just rely on his usual charm and charisma but shows vulnerability in his character's state of mind. From moments where he breaks down into sadness when thinking about the life he could have had or being forced to inflict harm on another thing, we are shown that Calvin is not the war hero that lived a happy life but instead is this old warrior fading away into nothing more then a myth that glorifies his violent actions. And it surprisingly fits thematically when the film explores him killing Hitler and the Bigfoot (as the title says so not a complete spoiler). The two well-known figures are interpreted in ways one would not expect as Hitler's evil was more powerful and contagious then history described and Bigfoot is seen less as a classical movie monster but as this damaged being in pain much like Calvin is internally. You still get a memorable bloody fight between Calvin and the legendary creature (even if gets too silly) but by the end you feel the tragedy for both Calvin and the Bigfoot.

Outside of Elliot's performance and his character's journey, the movie does have weak aspects. When it tries to embrace its b-movie cheesy elements they feel forced and distracting to the point it hurts the serious weight the story has built. While the film doesn't spend too time much trying to justify or explain its ridiculous plot, the slow pace can feel like its dragging even near the end. Plus the music felt like it was from a 90's hallmark soap opera that didn't feel like it fit. As silly as this movie gets, I never felt it was trying to entertainment me with cheap thrills. Elliot's awards-worthy performance and its examination on the glorification of myth and history made for an engaging piece of dramatic art to analyze and appreciate. Give this movie a watch. It will certainly be a memorable and surprising experience even if gets too crazy for its own good at times.


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