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

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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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Taina Elg ...
Michael Lipton ...
Jan Adams
William Bass
Rudy Bond ...
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Lane Carroll
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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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25 February 1970 (USA)  »

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Hercules - The Movie  »

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Schwarzenegger took the role at the urging of his friend Reg Park, who had previously played Hercules in three films (Hercules and the Captive Women (1961), Hercules in the Haunted World (1961) & Hercules the Avenger (1965)). See more »

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When Pretzie goes to Helen's home to tell her that he saw Mercury flying out of the window, he takes his tie off 3 times and wraps it around his fist twice. See more »

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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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Hercules in New York is the ultimate comedy
2 April 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

To me, it doesn't matter if things are intentionally or unintentionally funny. Intentions just don't matter that much in the real world. Hitler might have intended to make the world a better place, I don't think his intentions matter when you judge him. This is simply one of the most hilarious movies you'll ever see, it's filled with absurd scenes. And it's acted out to perfection. The combination of Arnie, and Pretzie, it's just magic. Pretzie overacts as badly as you can imagine, Arnie doesn't act and he does that as badly as you can imagine. But those aren't the only noteworthy performances in this movie. Check out the refinement of the screaming girl, in the infamous bear-attack scene. There are just so many little things in this movie, little details in every single aspect of this movie, that make this so extremely funny and entertaining. It just ignores even the most basic of things needed for a good movie, and it is exactly that, what makes this so good. Watch this movie, you won't be able to say that it is average, that's for sure. I've seen this movie 2 times, and I still regularly think about it. I would buy the DVD without a second thought if I would encounter it.


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