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    ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot’ is a real movie, and it was filmed in Mass.

    Actor Sam Elliott attends the 2019 National Board Of Review Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 08, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
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    Sam Elliott, star of “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot” and costar of “A Star Is Born,” attended the 2019 National Board of Review Gala in New York City Jan. 8.

    What would your reaction be if someone told you that “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot” was not only a real movie, but a movie filmed in Massachusetts that you’d be able to watch very soon?

    In the rankings of movies with absurd titles, “Bigfoot” must rank somewhere near the top, alongside “Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death” and “Death Bed: The Bed That Eats.” But unlike those low-budget B-movies of yesteryear, “Bigfoot” has bona fide star power fueling it.

    Sam Elliott, who has a good chance of landing a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for “A Star Is Born,” plays Calvin Barr, a World War II solider who, for decades, has carried the secret that he offed Adolf Hitler. He’s suddenly called back into action when the government wants him to help prevent a disease outbreak by venturing deep into the woods and killing patient zero: The Bigfoot.


    Obviously “Bigfoot” isn’t for everyone, but local cult film fans will delight in knowing that the movie was shot in Greenfield, Lenox, Montague, and Sunderland in 2017. In remarks at the Mass Media Expo in November, Massachusetts Film Office Director Lisa Strout dubbed the film “the little movie that could,” calling it “a must-see.”

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    Costarring Ron Livingston (“Office Space”), Larry Miller (“10 Things I Hate About You”), and Aidan Turner (“The Hobbit” trilogy), “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot” will be released to theaters, Video on Demand, and Digital HD on Feb. 8.

    Kevin Slane can be reached