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"Discover a new force of nature."

The Son of Bigfoot (a.k.a. Bigfoot Junior) is a 2017 Belgian-French Dramedy directed by and Ben Stassen and Jeremy Degruson. It was released on August 16 in France, and on August 17 in Belgium.

Adam Harrison finds out his father is still alive, which his mother had been hiding from him, and goes on a quest to find him. He does, but also finds out he is none other than Bigfoot.

Ben Stassen confirmed a sequel for 2020, titled "Bigfoot Superstar".


The movie contains examples of:

  • Adam and/or Eve: The girl who has a crush on Adam is named Eva, which is a variant of the name Eve.
  • Big Bad: Wallace Eastman, CEO of HairCo, a megacorporation specialized in improving people's hair. He's bent on finding Dr. Harrison (a.k.a. Bigfoot) in order to conduct experiments on his mutated DNA.
  • The Bully: Tony, Dale and Garcia. A trio of kids who are always bullying Adam.
  • Chase Scene: At one point, when Adam encounters the bullies once again while coming home from school.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Dr. Harrison had gone into hiding due to Eastman wanting to experiment on his DNA.
  • Disappeared Dad
  • Dodgy Toupee: After Eastman is sedated with a tranquilizer dart, Trapper finds that his hair was a wig.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Both Adam and Bigfoot go through this throughout the film. Although, in Adam's case, his feet keep growing out of his shoes until he forgoes them. And he apparently sticks with it by the end of the movie.
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  • Funny Background Event: While the Principal is busy with his secretary, Adam sneaks a piece of candy behind his back. Then a fistful. Then the entire bowl.
  • Kid Hero: Adam Harrison.
  • Light Is Not Good: Eastman is blond and wears white.
  • Living MacGuffin: Dr. Harrison (a.k.a. Bigfoot) has special mutated DNA that Eastman wants to get his hands on for experiments.
  • Lured into a Trap: How Eastman captures Bigfoot. He has his henchmen light an area of the forest on fire, then gives the car Adam is in a push to make it end up where the fire is. This drove Bigfoot to go and save Adam, but Eastman was prepared and shot him with a tranq dart right after he got Adam out of the car.
    Eastman: So predictable...
  • Off-into-the-Distance Ending: The movie ends with Adam and Eva walking together to school.
  • Pursued Protagonist: The movie opens with Dr. Harrison being chased through the forest by Eastman's men.
  • Rapid Hair Growth: Another trait of the mutated DNA that makes Bigfoot, which is exactly why Eastman wants it for his splicing experiments at Hair Co. Adam tries cutting his rapidly growing wild hair off and not only does it immediately grow back, the clippings also start growing in his trash bin.
  • The Runaway: Adam runs away from home to find his dad.
  • Running Gag: The HairCo. intern asking to have his volunteer paper signed.
  • Scenery Porn: The animal is unbelievable.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Bigfoot can do this. Adam can too, once he listens slowly and carefully to the animals' sounds.
  • Super Senses: Bigfoot has supersonic hearing. Adam develops this too, eventually.
  • Super Speed: One of Bigfoot's abilities, which Adam eventually develops too.note 

Alternative Title(s): Bigfoot Junior


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