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The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot

  • Drama
  • 2018
  • Robert D Krzykowski
  • 97 mins
  • 15

Summary

Premiere. An American war veteran who infiltrated the Nazi ranks as a young man and shot Hitler dead is considered by the FBI to be the ideal man to track and kill the Bigfoot - who is carrying a disease lethal to humans. Fantasy adventure, starring Sam Elliott and Aidan Turner.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The garish title may be distracting but Robert D Krzykowski's directorial debut is less pulp fiction and more of a well-crafted meditation on legend, reality and regret, galvanised by a magnetic performance from the majestic Sam Elliott (deservedly Oscar-nominated in 2019 for A Star Is Born). Elliott plays aged enigma Calvin Barr, living alone in a small New England town but haunted by memories of the lost love he left behind for secret wartime missions. The film flashes back and forth between Calvin's overseas derring-do (with Poldark star Aidan Turner doubling as the young Barr) and his twilight years, until the plot segues into creature-feature terrain when he's persuaded to hunt down a sasquatch and stop a worldwide catastrophe. Unfortunately, the narrative doesn't always hang together but there's no doubting Krzykowski's feature bow is a labour of love: it's visually good-looking, sustained by a rich romantic score (from Joe Kraemer) and punctuated by memorable scenes, including a sly nod to The Man with the Golden Gun.

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Credits

Cast

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Calvin BarrSam Elliott
Calvin Barr, as a young manAidan Turner
MaxineCaitlin Fitzgerald
EdLarry Miller
Flag PinRon Livingston
Maple LeafRizwan Manji
The ClerkEllar Coltrane
Mr Gardner (and his son)Sean Bridgers

Crew

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DirectorRobert D Krzykowski

Details

Theatrical distributor
Sparky Pictures
Released on
2019-04-12
Guidance
Violence
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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