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Aubrey Wisberg (written by)
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Release Date:
25 February 1970 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Boys! Girls! It's Big Fun! See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

  (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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Runtime:
75 min | USA:91 min (original version) | UK:91 min
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Color (Eastman Color)
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Certification:
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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Trivia:
The Region 1 North American DVD from Trimark Home Video includes both Arnold's original vocal track and the re dubbed track.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Helen and Hercules tour the New York streets, passers by stare at the camera and actors.See more »
Quotes:
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 on. He isn't supposed to look like anyone other than the actor who plays the part.
[...]
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References Battle of Britain (1969)See more »

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139 out of 163 people found the following review useful.
Remarkable., 18 August 2004
Author: Finntroll from Turku, Finland

This may on one hand actually well be the worst movie I've seen, on regular movie basis that is, because on the other hand it's also the funniest movie I've stumbled across since I saw "Monty Python and the quest for the holy grail".

I've always thought Arnold Schwarzenegger has been wooden in his acting, but none of his other movies even come close to the extreme amount of talent vacuum he possesses in this movie. I had a really hard time understanding whether he was supposed to resemble a retard or a tree, either way he did a fine job, since it all seemed perfectly natural. For him, that is. The character Hercules is anyway the most testosterone-filled man caught on camera. This guy has a constant urge of ripping off his shirt everytime he either has to do something or everytime he's bored. He even has the great ability of killing actors dressed as bears by lifting them up in the air and throwing them around, destroying cabs because he's angry and impressing ladies by ripping off his shirt in front of them. Now that's at least three dimensions! In one character! Kudos to the excellent scriptwriters who managed to write this amazing piece of art during their part-time job at Dairy Queen! Long live the underdog!

Then we have main supporting character Arnold Stang, an actor which has exactly two different looks: one of utter confusion, probably because he's wondering about what the hell he's doing in the movie in the first place and one look of not so utter confusion, which he often uses when Hercules flexes his muscles for him.

Besides these two main actors we have Zeus, played by someone named Ernest Graves, a man who does a great job of looking mad in every scene. Zeus meets a woman and becomes mad. Zeus talks to Hercules and gets... mad! Zeus get to know something about sabotage and he get's, wait, I got it on my tongue. Oh yeah now I know it, mad!

Then we have lots of characters played by actors I have no reason whatsoever of giving away the names of. But as far as characters go, the goddess of beauty is a really pug-ugly woman/dog/gorilla with a stuffed bra and all, Pluto has the incredible ability of turning out all the lights in a plastic version of New York, Atlas and Samson helps Hercules by throwing punches a few meters in front of bad guys, probably to stun them with their utter uselessness or possibly showing off their godly talents that doesn't even require them to hit people to hurt them. The old fool Samson is a part for himself, since he doesn't even seem understand he's from the Bible and has nothing to do with Greek mythology. But then again I have a feeling many people involved in this movie weren't quite sure of what they were doing.

Other intriguing parts here are that some of the scenes are so incredibly badly done and edited you actually can't understand what's happening. The fight in the stairs really had me puzzled about what was going on. After I saw it ten times in repeat I understood that there actually was a hidden door somewhere and that it actually made sense in a surreal "Hercules in New York" kind of way.

Then we have Olympus, not only home of the Gods but also home of the big evil city traffic, you can hear cars driving by and honking every second. This is maybe one of the director's more intriguing ideas, were he want's to show us that time doesn't stand still even in Olympus and that they actually have cars there. Wait a minute that doesn't make any sense. OK maybe it's supposed to be there just because no-one ever even thought about editing the sound and that reality works that way: what you don't alter is most likely to stay the way it is. Yeah, thats more like it.

I have only listed a few of the errors in this movie here, since I won't spend the entire day of writing this review but I think the fact that Arnold Scwarzenegger actually managed to not only have a movie career but also got elected as a senator has to rate as the biggest of the lot. Only in America folks. Only in America.

Be sure to watch this even if it may be on of the worst movies made. If there ever was a movie so bad it's funny, it has to be this one.

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