TO CATCH A YETI is a low-budget ET knockoff about a cuddly, diminutive yeti (abominable snowman) who winds up in a middle-class American home while being sought after by big game hunters. This harmless comedy-adventure offers only a cute yeti puppet creation to delight small children and a
comical performance by hefty rocker Meat Loaf to amuse their parents.
Famed big-game hunter Big Jake Grizzly (Meat Loaf) and his bumbling assistant Blubber (Richard Howland) have been hired by multi-billionaire Arnold Sturgeon (Mike Panton) to capture a yeti in the Himalayas. The tiny specimen they re stalking hides in the backpack of American mountain climber Dave
Bristow (Jim Gordon), who discovers it only when he gets back home to Uxbridge, NY. Dave s ten-year-old daughter Amy (Chantallese Kent) names the yeti "Hank" and wants to keep and care for him.
Grizzly and Blubber track down Bristow and manage to kidnap Hank and flee to New York City where they deliver the yeti to Wesley (Jeff Moser), Sturgeon s spoiled son, anticipating a payment of $4.5 million. Amy and her parents follow the hunters to New York and the Sturgeon mansion where they free
Hank and flee with the two hunters in hot pursuit.
Amy and her parents head north with Hank to hide in their family cabin in the Adirondacks. However, the hunters track them down and attempt another kidnapping. The Bristows and Hank eventually make it to the airport and a flight to Kathmandu in the Himalayas, where they leave Hank who reunites
with his little mate.
Strictly for small kids, this lightweight made-in-Canada yarn went straight to video and cable TV. Veteran rocker Meat Loaf stands out as the hulking, perpetually snarling, fur-coated, long-haired villain in an otherwise nondescript no-name cast. Sporting a toothy mischievous grin, the yeti is a
none-too-convincing manually-operated puppet which, despite its no-budget toy store design, is actually more animated than most of the human cast.
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- Released: 1995
- Rating: NR
- Review: TO CATCH A YETI is a low-budget ET knockoff about a cuddly, diminutive yeti (abominable snowman) who winds up in a middle-class American home while being sought after by big game hunters. This harmless comedy-adventure offers only a cute yeti puppet creati… (more)