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Release Date:
25 February 1970 (USA) See more »
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Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Arnold Stang ... Pretzie

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Hercules (as Arnold Strong 'Mr. Universe')
Deborah Loomis ... Helen Camden

James Karen ... Professor Camden
Ernest Graves ... Zeus
Tanny McDonald ... Juno
Harold Burstein ... Rod Nelson (as Howard Burstein)
Merwin Goldsmith ... Maxie
George Bartenieff ... Nitro

Taina Elg ... Nemesis
Michael Lipton ... Pluto
Jan Adams
William Bass
Rudy Bond ... Ship Captain
Lane Carroll
Tony Carroll ... Monstro (as Tony 'Mr. World' Carroll)

Oliver Clark
Erica Fitz ... Venus
Erin Fleming
Frank Gio
Diane Goble ... Diana (as Diana Goble)
Dan Hamilton ... Mercury

Richard Herd ... Television Presenter
Audrie Magee
Michael Miller
Ronnie Richards
Tony Roland

Alex Stevens
Viola Swayne
Mark Tendler ... Samson
Dennis Tinerino ... Atlas

Alicia Vetcher
Iris Whitney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Parnell Hall ... Man with Chariot (uncredited)
Abe Holiday ... Scared Man on Harbor (uncredited)
Sam Stewart ... Bear (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Allan Seidelman  (as Arthur A. Seidelman)
Writing credits
Aubrey Wisberg (written by)

Produced by
Lewis G. Chapin Jr. .... executive producer
Willard W. Goodman .... associate producer
Murray M. Kaplan .... executive producer
Aubrey Wisberg .... producer
Original Music by
John Balamos 
Cinematography by
Leo Lebowitz (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Donald P. Finamore  (as Donald Finamore)
Art Direction by
Perry Watkins 
Costume Design by
Charles D. Tomlinson 
Makeup Department
Reginald Tackley .... makeup artist (as Reg Tackley)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
François Moullin .... second assistant director (as Francois Moulin)
John E. Quill .... assistant director (as John Quill)
Art Department
Steve Mass .... second prop
Sol Stern .... property master
Sound Department
C. Robert Fine .... sound mixer (as Bob Fine)
Simon Nuchtern .... sound editor
Al Ray .... boomman
Abe Seidman .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Carroll .... grip
Morton Gorowitz .... gaffer
Martin Harris .... stillman
Charles Kolb .... head grip
Larry Orlick .... first assistant camera
Leon Perer .... camera operator
Rudolph Zetterberg .... best boy
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvonne T. Stoney .... wardrobe (as Yvonne Stoney)
Editorial Department
Raymond Greenberg .... assistant to editor
Location Management
Merve Dayan .... unit location manager
Parnell Hall .... unit location manager
Music Department
John Balamos .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
William Curry .... transportation captain
Other crew
Frank Hillsberg .... title designer
Judy Rosenthal .... script supervisor

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75 min | USA:91 min (original version) | UK:91 min
Color (Eastman Color)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-3 | Germany:6 (re-rating) (2003) | Iceland:L | Ireland:G | Italy:T | Netherlands:6 | Norway:15 | Sweden:11 | UK:PG | UK:U (re-rating) (2010) | USA:G | West Germany:18 (original rating)
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Did You Know?

Playing the film's title character, Schwarzenegger, because of his long last name and to play off the name of fellow cast member comedian Arnold Stang, is credited as "Arnold Strong 'Mr. Universe'".See more »
Continuity: When Pretzie talks to the contractor, the contractor puts his cigar in his mouth. In the next shot he holds it down by his side.See more »
Hercules:PUT THAT DISCUS DOWN!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) (TV)See more »


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37 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Mind-numbingly funny; but also one of the worst films ever..., 30 April 2004
Author: adam-tanaka from London, England

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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