Adventure drama starring Sam Elliott and Aidan Turner as a man who infiltrated the Nazi ranks when he was young and shot Hitler dead. As a result, the FBI considers him the perfect man to track and kill the mythical Bigfoot.
The film opens with Calvin Barr (Elliott) in a bar, drinking bourbon, looking haunted. We flash back to World War II where a young Calvin Barr (Turner) strides confidently into German High Command and dispatches the Fuhrer with a single bullet from a gun he has concealed in pieces about his person. His thorough disguise includes a wristwatch that has a swastika in the place of hands.
As we rejoin Barr in the present, we might wonder why he’s apparently so dejected. Well, he is haunted by killing Hitler, who was replaced with a lookalike, but he also failed to propose to the woman he loved, Maxine (Caitlin FitzGerald), before leaving Germany. He has never got over this and has been alone ever since. Drinking.
Talking to his dog. But now, Flag Pin of the FBI (Ron Livingston) is here to tell him that not only does the Bigfoot exist, it also carries a deadly virus and only Calvin Barr is immune to it. Fortunately, as well as being immune, Barr is also a skilled and experienced assassin. So, it’s a no-brainer – send Barr to kill the Bigfoot. Question is, what happens next? Can Barr save mankind? And if he does, will it make him happy?
The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot
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