Hercules in New York (1969)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  25 February 1970 (USA)
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Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.


(as Arthur A. Seidelman)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hercules (as Arnold Strong 'Mr. Universe')
Deborah Loomis ...
Professor Camden
Ernest Graves ...
Tanny McDonald ...
Harold Burstein ...
Rod Nelson (as Howard Burstein)
Merwin Goldsmith ...
George Bartenieff ...
Taina Elg ...
Michael Lipton ...
Jan Adams
William Bass
Rudy Bond ...
Ship Captain
Lane Carroll


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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In the weightlifting contest between Hercules and Monstro we see the both of them hefting 750 lbs., and then Monstro gets 1000--in actuality the real-life world record for the clean and jerk is 581 lbs. (as of 2015). See more »


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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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