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Goliath and the Dragon (1960)
"La vendetta di Ercole" (original title)

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A warrior returning home to his country must battle giant bats, three-headed dogs and a vicious dragon to save his wife, and his people, from the machinations of an evil ruler.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Forest ...
Ercole / Emilius the Goliath
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Renato Terra ...
(as Renato Terra Caizzi)
Federica Ranchi ...
Thea
Ugo Sasso ...
Timocleo di Medar
Sandro Moretti ...
Illo
Salvatore Furnari ...
Little Peasant
Giancarlo Sbragia ...
Tindaro
Michele Gentilini
Wandisa Guida ...
Alcinoe
Nino Milano ...
Lica
Leonora Ruffo ...
Dejanira
Spartaco Nale
Carla Calò ...
La Sibilla
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A warrior returning home to his country must battle giant bats, three-headed dogs and a vicious dragon to save his wife, and his people, from the machinations of an evil ruler.

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Originally titled "Hercule's Revenge", but since Universal owned the rights to Hercules at the time, the title was changed and the name of the main character was changed to Goliath. See more »

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In the beginning of the film, when Goliath climbs down into the cave, a thin rope can be seen tied to him. See more »

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Ercole: Collapse like my shattered dreams!
[as he pulls down columns supporting a building]
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Cheesy Italian peplum imported by American International Pictures gets a rebirth on widescreen DVD.
26 April 2002 | by (Colorado Springs, CO) – See all my reviews

Broderick Crawford is a slimy politician in a toga and Mark Forest (bodybuilder Lou Degni) is muscleman Goliath in this kitsch epic from Italy, exploited to the max in the U.S. by American International pictures during the drive-in heydays of the late 50's and early 60's. This one's quite a potboiler, with a various assortment of cheesy monster creations (including some very brief stop-motion footage by Jim Danforth), the usual buxom babes with big Roman hairdos and, of course, the solid and stiff muscleman hero performing various feats of strength (like wrestling a bear suit and, rather impressively, genuinely warding off a real elephant!). It's all a lot of nostalgic fun and the new DVD release is a revelation in quality, bringing back the bright color and widescreen TotalScope ratio of the original theatrical presentation. The DVD is also packed with campy tributes to the whole muscleman, sword-and-sandal genre, including a gallery of trailers, shorts and even an entire second strongman feature, the truly ridiculous CONQUERER OF ATLANTIS! Get ready for a great late-night schlockfest with this package!


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