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Ulysses Against Hercules (1962)
"Ulisse contro Ercole" (original title)

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Ulysses offends the gods by blinding the Cyclops, so they send Hercules to capture him and bring him to them.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Georges Marchal ...
Mike Lane ...
Ercole (as Michael Lane)
Alessandra Panaro ...
Elena
Dominique Boschero ...
Regina
Gabriele Tinti ...
Mercuro
Raffaella Carrà
Eleonora Bianchi
Raf Baldassarre ...
Prince Adraste
Nando Angelini
Tino Bianchi
Gianni Santuccio ...
Lagos
Yvette Lebon ...
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Raffaele Pisu
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Ulysses offends the gods by blinding the Cyclops, so they send Hercules to capture him and bring him to them.

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3 February 1962 (Italy)  »

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Ulysses Against the Son of Hercules  »

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In the English dubbed version of the film, Herakles is said to be the son of Hercules. In Greco-Roman mythology, Herakles was actually the Greek name for Hercules. See more »

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Ercole: These accursed ropes. They seem to be bewitched. The more I struggle, the tighter they get.
Ulisse: Then you had better stop struggling.
Ercole: Stop struggling? Have you gone mad? I am not going to let myself be eaten by a sacred vulture.
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United against strange enemies
15 July 2012 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Hilarious mythological fantasy movie which is helped a lot by the excellent performance of Georges Marchal as Ulysses, the rare case of a good actor in the genre of muscles and blank expressions. Ulysses is chased by his enemy Heracles (Mike Lane) after he sank his ship, but once they spend a night captured together to become food for a vulture god, they have plenty of time to talk to each other, realize that they are not so different after all and decide to face more adventures together, fighting an evil king of ugly Neanderthal men. The movie may border on the ridiculous with the dancing bird-men for example, but it is really enjoyable. Director Caiano manages to get me on the edge of my seat with scenes like the stone platform slowly coming down towards Ulysses to crush him (or not). Mario Caiano went on to make more watchable genre flicks like "Erik the Viking" with Giuliano Gemma or "Two Gladiators" with Richard Harrison.


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