The Incredible Hulk: Season 1, Episode 1

The Incredible Hulk (4 Nov. 1977)

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A troubled scientist's accidental overexposure to gamma radiation curses him with the tendency to change into a bestial green brute under extreme emotional stress.

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Jack Colvin ...
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Susan Batson ...
Mrs. Maier
Mario Gallo ...
Mr. Bram
Eric Server ...
Policeman
Charles Siebert ...
Ben
Terence Locke ...
Young Man (as Terrence Locke)
June Whitley Taylor ...
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George Brenlin ...
Man at Lake
Jake Mitchell ...
Jerry
William Larsen ...
Minister
Olivia Barash ...
Girl at Lake
Eric Deon ...
B.J.
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David Banner, a research scientist who is haunted by the death of his wife whom he couldn't save in a car accident is researching how to tap the hidden reserves of incredible strength all humans have. While investigating episodes of people who have displayed such strength under times of great stress, he discovers that each one coincided with a solar flare spike of gamma radiation. Convinced by the link, Banner decides to put it to the test when he deliberately doses himself with gamma radiation. Unknown to him however, the machine was modified to give a far higher dose than he anticipated. While there was no immediate effect, that soon changes when on the way home, he forced to change a tire in the rain. He injures himself and the result anger and frustration transforms him into a massively powerful green giant, the Hulk. He eventually changes back and, now he must investigate what did this thing and face the consequences. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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A scientist is exposed to a massive dose of gamma rays - and becomes a superhuman beast...


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The casting department sought Arnold Schwarzenegger for the role of the Hulk, but the producers felt that he wasn't tall enough. See more »

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Right after the Hulk begins to change back to David Banner for the first time (by the side of the lake), Banner looks into the lake and mutters "my God" when he sees his reflection with white eyes. He swats at the water, and when the image clears up he sees his face with his normal eyes. Look at the frame right before he swats the water; his eyes are already back to normal. See more »

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Dr. Elaina Marks: David?
Dr. David Banner: [wincing in pain] Yeah?
Dr. Elaina Marks: When did you say you were shot?
Dr. David Banner: I don't know, sometime early this morning.
Dr. Elaina Marks: Well I'll tell you, this wound looks like it's been healing for a few days.
Dr. David Banner: I know.
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Dr.David Bruce Banner is looking for an inner strength that people get in times of peril. He is mad he didn't have it to save his wife when she died. He uses gamma radiation on himself. Which turns him into the superhuman monster The Incredible Hulk! Bill Bixby is perfect as Banner,and Ferringo is perfect as Hulk I loved this film,everything about it is great. It is a super hero film,but it reminded me of the old universal monster films. We get references to The Wolfman,and Frankenstein. I thought those were great. Also a very touching musical score. Much better than the new hulk!

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