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Hercules in New York (1970)

Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.

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Cast

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Hercules (as Arnold Strong 'Mr. Universe')
Deborah Loomis ...
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Professor Camden
Ernest Graves ...
Tanny McDonald ...
Harold Burstein ...
Rod Nelson (as Howard Burstein)
Merwin Goldsmith ...
Maxie
George Bartenieff ...
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Michael Lipton ...
Jan Adams
William Bass
Rudy Bond ...
Ship Captain
Lane Carroll
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Storyline

After many centuries, Hercules gets bored living in Olympus (the home of the great Greek gods) and decides to move to... New York. But obviously, it is not easy for a man who lived in ancient Greece to get used to modern life. So, things get a little tricky, especially when Zeus sends a few gods to bring his semi-god son back to mount Olympus. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Arnold's Original Classic! See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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25 February 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hercules - The Movie  »

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(Eastman Color)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Region 1 North American DVD from Trimark Home Video includes both Arnold's original vocal track and the re dubbed track. See more »

Goofs

When Helen and Hercules tour the New York streets, passers by stare at the camera and actors. See more »

Quotes

Helen Camden: [noticing a poster for a "Hercules" stage show] Oh look, you're famous.
Hercules: That is not Hercules! And who is that monster who looks as if he has come straight from the kingdom of the underworld?
Helen Camden: Oh no, this is a motion picture, a play! Really, you mustn't take yourself so seriously.
Hercules: He doesn't even look like me! Look...
[takes his sweater off]
Helen Camden: What... what are you doing?
[noticing his impressive muscles]
Helen Camden: Oh wow!
Hercules: [flexing] Does he? Hahahah. Does he?
Helen Camden: I... I... I... I really wish you'd put your shirt back...
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Spoofed in Hercules in Hollywood (2005) See more »

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The horror...
19 February 2006 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is one of the worst movies of all time. The four-hundred-and-something witless souls who awarded this a 10 should be permanently banned from voting.

Forget that it was made on a shoe-string budget, and that at one point Arnold fights the worst bear costume in movie history; forget that he takes his shirt off in every other scene, often with zero motivation; forget that the Mount Olympus scenes are obviously shot in New York; forget even that the acting is of such monumental ineptitude that James Karen (one of the worst actors in "Return of the Living Dead") is far and away the finest thespian in sight. The fact that anybody invested as much as a nickel in a script that one monkey working for one hour could easily have done better is what really blows my mind. The premise is painfully stupid, and the execution of it is as heavy-handed and amateurish as anything you're likely to see. Most porn movies are produced with more consideration for plot.

I recommend "Hercules in New York" to anyone who likes to go to the dentist or enjoys a hard punch in the nose. This is an hour and a half of pure agony.


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