Sam Elliott stars as Calvin Barr, an American legend who’s haunted by a secret from his past. Once upon a time, he was the man who managed to get close enough to Hitler during World War II to shoot him dead. Now, decades later, he’s a man of mythic proportions in the eyes of the U.S. government, and they’re about to call on him again. It’s seems a new virus that will dwarf the effect of things like bird and swine flu is on the rise, and it has a very dangerous carrier: Bigfoot. With a potential pandemic on the horizon, it’s up to Calvin to venture out into the wilderness and kill the legendary beast. (synopsis (c) SYFY)
As film premises go, this one is a doozy.
Despite what the history books say, Hitler was actually shot and killed by an American called Calvin Barr, who’s worn this secret alone, save for the inside knowledge of a few choice people in government.
Now, when another great threat looms menacingly over the free world, he’s called on again; this time to kill Bigfoot who, naturally enough, is carrying a plague deadly enough to wipe out humanity.
It all sounds comically over the top, but in the hands of an actor of the calibre of Sam Elliott (he of the amazingly unmissable mo’ and A Star is Born, most recently), who beautifully inhabits all his roles with a powerful understatement, I have no doubt it could be a unique adventure story all its own.
The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot opens in USA on 8 February with international dates to be advised.