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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.


(as Arthur A. Seidelman)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hercules (as Arnold Strong 'Mr. Universe')
Deborah Loomis ...
Ernest Graves ...
Tanny McDonald ...
Harold Burstein ...
Rod Nelson (as Howard Burstein)
Merwin Goldsmith ...
George Bartenieff ...
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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Release Date:

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


The bear is obviously a man in a suit, and in one shot you can see shoes on the bear. See more »


Rod Nelson: Hey, Mister! Watch your talk!
Hercules: I can hear my talk. I cannot watch it.
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Hercules in New York is the ultimate comedy
2 April 2005 | by 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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