Young, fantasy/sci-fi obsessed Gavin Gore [Jeremy Sumpter] and his equally bright nerdy friends [Addie Land, Hubbel Palmer, Rob Pinkston] stumble onto some huge, Sasquatch sized, footprints in the woods. They naively assume that the footprints must be genuine. A local cop, a small town reporter and the renowned Sasquatch authority, Dr. Artemis Snodgrass, all arrive to investigate. Meanwhile two of Gavin's not-so-clever neighbours [Justin Long and Joey Kern] try to find ways to profit from the find, in a desperate attempt to save their beloved Pontiac Firebird from the repo man.
The original title of this film, The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang, is a homage to the title of the 1970s Disney film The Apple Dumpling Gang. Apparently Jeremy Sumpter receives an actual wedgie in this movie. The film's tagline is 'A tale of Nerds and T*rds', emphasising the films PG-13 rating for 'crude humour and language'. It's more 'Dude, Where's My Car?' style teen/young adult entertainment than 'Harry and the Hendersons' family fodder, but none the worst for that. Mature viewers may well find the young men's antics amusing as well.
Filmed relatively cheaply in six weeks, it made just $10,000 on the first day of release. Run time 1 hrs. 24 min. Justin Long has acted in many films such as Galaxy Quest [the nerdy teenager], Jeepers Creepers, Dreamland, Live free or die hard & Dodgeball, as well as voicing Alvin in Alvin & the Chipmunks. Filed under 'cult', I'd rate this Sasquatch Dumpling Gang as a solid 7 out of 10 for fans of the genre [Napoleon Dynamite, American pie, The 'urbs, Flight of the Conchords], with a slightly surreal black comedy twist. Watch the Amazon cinema trailer for more details. Sibling movie Napoleon Dynamite is also worth viewing, and is probably a tad better than this later movie.