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Larry Forrester (writer) and
Ugo Liberatore (writer)
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12 September 1965 (USA) See more »
The mighty Hercules battles a sea monster to save the legendary city of Troy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gordon Scott ... Hercules
Paul Stevens ... Diogenes
Mart Hulswit ... Ulysses
Diana Hyland ... Princess Diana
Steve Garrett ... Petra

Gordon Mitchell ... Pirate Captain
George Ardisson ... Leander (as Giorgio Ardisson)
Roger Browne ... Ortag
Jacques Stany ... Argus (as Jacques Stanislawski)
Mario Novelli ... Botus
Dan Christian ... Boatswain

Everett Sloane ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Albert Band 
Writing credits
Larry Forrester (writer) and
Ugo Liberatore (writer)

Produced by
Albert Band .... producer
Joseph E. Levine .... executive producer
Original Music by
Fred Steiner 
Cinematography by
Enzo Barboni 
Film Editing by
Russel Wiles 
John Woodcock 
Production Management
Giorgio Baldi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Tyne .... assistant director
Music Department
Irving Friedman .... music supervisor
Other crew
Joseph E. Levine .... presenter
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Hercules vs. the Sea Monster" - USA (video title)
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47 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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This was the pilot for a TV series titled "Hercules", that never materialized. The series would have Hercules (Gordon Scott) as Hercules, master of the ship Olympia, along with the philosopher Diogenes (Paul Stevens), returning the young Ulysses (Mart Hulswit) to Thebes. Each episode would have the ship stopping at various locations where they would face challenges and adventures. The producers were planning to recruit U.S. actors familiar to American TV viewers, especially actors who were already in Europe working on other projects. This was the last appearance in a peplum, as he moved on to its replacement genre, the spaghetti western.See more »
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Referenced in "Planet X: Episode #2.6" (2006)See more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
See it for the monster, 18 October 2007
Author: horrorfilmx from United States

Not a great movie, this was (as has been pointed out) a pilot for an unsold television series (produced by Joseph E. Levine, who distributed the original Steve Reeves HERCULES) based on the adventures of Hercules. I remembering looking forward to this after seeing a magazine article featuring Carlo Rambaldi's sea monster. In truth, the monster is the only thing worth watching in the show. It's well crafted but badly used. In a few shots it looks very convincing, in others like a big mechanical puppet pointlessly waving its claws around. Still worth checking out for pre-CGI monster fans and Gordon Scott makes a solid Hercules as usual.

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