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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See Him Topple Two Ton Newspaper Rolls! See Him Toss Tough Men Like Toothpicks! See more »


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Hercules - The Movie  »

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Film debut for Arnold Schwarzenegger. See more »


When Hercules and Helen are sightseeing in New York, Hercules changes from wearing a white turtleneck to a white cardigan over a green shirt. See more »


Helen Camden: Well, I... It's kind of you to be so complimentary but I must say it's the first time anyone has been quite so, so extravagant with his comparisons where I'm concerned.
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Mind-numbingly funny; but also one of the worst films ever...
30 April 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Hercules in New York is quite possibly one of the funniest films ever made; it is also one of the worst. Arnold stomps from scene to scene with the same vacant expression, occasionally flickering his eyes. However, he also creates one of the most memorably stupid characters in Cinematic History: Hercules.("You're on the make, Herc!", to which Arnold replies "What, I am not making anything?") There are scenes of comic genius; A chariot race down Broadway; A fight with the hilariously fake bear in the park, in which his screaming girlfriend looks at the camera very blatantly; A weightlifting competition with Monstro the Magnificent... all to the sound of silly Greek wedding music. Bottom line- It has to be seen to be believed. SEE IT NOW!!

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