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"The Incredible Hulk" (1978) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1978-1982

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The Incredible Hulk: Season 5: Episode 6 -- A gold-hungry man forces Banner to work in a ghost town mine.

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Writer:
Kenneth Johnson (developed for television by)
Contact:
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
10 March 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry See more »
Plot:
A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Bill Bixby Was The Heart Of This Show. See more (49 total) »

Cast

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Bill Bixby ... Dr. David Banner / ... (82 episodes, 1977-1982)

Jack Colvin ... Jack McGee (82 episodes, 1977-1982)

Lou Ferrigno ... The Incredible Hulk / ... (82 episodes, 1977-1982)

Ted Cassidy ... Narrator / ... (41 episodes, 1977-1979)
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Series Directed by
Frank Orsatti (12 episodes, 1978-1981)
Reza Badiyi (8 episodes, 1978-1980)
John McPherson (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jeffrey Hayden (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Barry Crane (5 episodes, 1979-1981)
Kenneth Johnson (4 episodes, 1977-1980)
Kenneth Gilbert (4 episodes, 1978)
Michael Vejar (4 episodes, 1981)
Alan J. Levi (3 episodes, 1977-1979)
Chuck Bowman (3 episodes, 1978-1981)
Sigmund Neufeld Jr. (3 episodes, 1978)
Nicholas Corea (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joseph Pevney (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Larry Stewart (2 episodes, 1978)
Patrick Boyriven (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Dick Harwood (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jack Colvin (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Writing credits
Kenneth Johnson (82 episodes, 1977-1982)
Jack Kirby (82 episodes, 1977-1982)
Stan Lee (82 episodes, 1977-1982)
Nicholas Corea (12 episodes, 1978-1981)
Jill Donner (12 episodes, 1978-1981)
Karen Harris (12 episodes, 1978-1981)
Andrew Schneider (9 episodes, 1979-1981)
Reuben Leder (5 episodes, 1981)
Chris Bunch (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Allan Cole (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Migdia Chinea (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Richard Christian Matheson (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tom Szolossi (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Frank Dandridge (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Justin Edgerton (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jim Tisdale (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
James D. Parriott (2 episodes, 1978)
Deborah Dean Davis (2 episodes, 1979-1981)
Daniel B. Ullman (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Craig Buck (2 episodes, 1979)
Sam Egan (2 episodes, 1979)
Diane Frolov (2 episodes, 1981-1982)

Series Produced by
Kenneth Johnson .... executive producer / producer (81 episodes, 1977-1982)
Stephen Caldwell .... associate producer (71 episodes, 1978-1981)
Nicholas Corea .... supervising producer / producer (54 episodes, 1978-1981)
Alan Cassidy .... associate producer (53 episodes, 1979-1981)
Robert Bennett Steinhauer .... producer / supervising producer / ... (46 episodes, 1979-1982)
Chuck Bowman .... supervising producer / producer (34 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jill Donner .... producer (28 episodes, 1980-1982)
Karen Harris .... producer (23 episodes, 1980-1982)
James G. Hirsch .... producer (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
James D. Parriott .... supervising producer / producer (11 episodes, 1978)
Jeff Freilich .... producer (8 episodes, 1979-1980)
Craig Schiller .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Andrew Schneider .... producer (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Original Music by
Joseph Harnell (73 episodes, 1977-1982)
C.R. Cassey (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Cinematography by
John McPherson (56 episodes, 1977-1981)
Eddie Rio Rotunno (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
Vincent A. Martinelli (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jack W. Schoengarth (29 episodes, 1977-1980)
Alan C. Marks (24 episodes, 1977-1980)
George Ohanian (19 episodes, 1978-1981)
Robert K. Richard (19 episodes, 1978-1981)
Alan L. Shefland (5 episodes, 1979)
Glenn Lawrence (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
William Martin (3 episodes, 1978)
Ralph Schoenfeld (2 episodes, 1978)
Lawrence J. Vallario (2 episodes, 1978)
Edward W. Williams (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Casting by
Ron Stephenson (44 episodes, 1979-1981)
Phil Benjamin (25 episodes, 1978-1979)
Mark Malis (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Art Direction by
Frank Grieco Jr. (26 episodes, 1978-1981)
Louis Montejano (17 episodes, 1978-1981)
David Marshall (9 episodes, 1977-1979)
Charles R. Davis (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Seymour Klate (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Robert Wingo (56 episodes, 1978-1981)
Joe D. Mitchell (9 episodes, 1978)
Robert C. Bradfield (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Costume Design by
Brienne Glyttov (56 episodes, 1978-1981)
Charles Waldo (14 episodes, 1977-1978)
George Whittaker (5 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Makeup Department
Norman T. Leavitt .... special makeup effects artist (1 episode, 1977)
Sylvia Nava .... hair technician (1 episode, 1977)
Elaina P. Schulman .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Production Management
Mark A. Burley .... unit production manager (43 episodes, 1977-1981)
Robert Bennett Steinhauer .... unit production manager (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Mike Frankovich Jr. .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 1978)
Bud Brill .... unit production manager / unit manager (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Forrest .... second assistant director (57 episodes, 1978-1981)
Wolfgang E. Marum .... first assistant director (25 episodes, 1978-1981)
John Liberti .... first assistant director (13 episodes, 1979-1981)
Paul Samuelson .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 1978)
Mark A. Burley .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Gene Marum .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Carla Reinke .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1978)
Jan R. Lloyd .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Department
Roger Apperson .... construction coordinator (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Sound Department
Claude Riggins .... sound / boom operator (75 episodes, 1977-1981)
Kyle Wright .... sound effects editor (30 episodes, 1977-1980)
Bernard F. Pincus .... sound effects editor (14 episodes, 1979-1981)
David Pettijohn .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 1978)
Lawrence E. Neiman .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1978)
Jeff Bushelman .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Pat Somerset .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bruce Bell .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kendrick Sweet .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese .... special effects coordinator (76 episodes, 1978-1982)
 
Series Stunts
Don Charles McGovern .... stunts / stunt actor (25 episodes, 1977-1982)
Manny Perry .... assistant stunt coordinator / stunt rigger / ... (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Frank Orsatti .... stunt double: Bill Bixby / stunts (10 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Contarino .... electrician (1 episode, 1977)
Rick F. Gunter .... camera operator (1 episode, 1977)
John C. Moulds .... second assistant camera (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Casting Department
Ron Stephenson .... casting (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diana Wilson .... costumer (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jerry Herrin .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1977-1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
Steve Johnson .... colorist (73 episodes, 1977-1981)
 
Series Music Department
Walter Ulric Elliott .... music editor (38 episodes, 1978-1979)
Rick Gleitsman .... music editor (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Joseph Harnell .... composer: theme music (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
Arnold Schwarzwald .... music editor (4 episodes, 1979-1981)
Celia Weiner .... music editor (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Herbert D. Woods .... music editor (3 episodes, 1977-1980)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... production driver / driver (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Other crew
Stan Lee .... consultant (82 episodes, 1977-1982)
Rich Sephton .... cars and motors (80 episodes, 1978-1982)
Jill Donner .... executive story consultant / story editor (38 episodes, 1978-1980)
Karen Harris .... story editor / executive story consultant (38 episodes, 1978-1980)
Andrew Schneider .... executive story consultant / story editor (36 episodes, 1979-1981)
Martha Manor .... stand-in (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Frank Dandridge .... story editor (3 episodes, 1978)
Nicholas Corea .... story editor (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Thanks
Bong Soo Han .... special thanks (1 episode, 1979)
 

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60 min (87 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Bill Bixby wouldn't allow his son to watch the show, fearing that it would scare the boy to see his own father transforming into a green-skinned creature.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the Hulk breaks through a brick wall, (typically at the end of the show) the clothing that he wears changes between his approach to the wall, and to the view of him running down the alley, and this is repeated in several different episodes, which clearly looks like the same stock footage being re-used.See more »
Quotes:
Harold Milburn:I came to confess.
Pamela Morris:Confess to what, Mr. Milburn?
Harold Milburn:I... I... am the Hulk.
See more »
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FAQ

Were other actors considered to play the Hulk?
Why was Bruce Banner's name changed to David Banner?
Who did the Hulk's growls?
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Bill Bixby Was The Heart Of This Show., 30 July 2013
Author: AaronCapenBanner from North America

I remember watching this series growing up, and feeling so bad for poor David Banner, who was played to perfection by the late Bill Bixby; without him, this series would not have worked, and would likely be forgotten. He was able to convey the melancholy plight of this man remarkably well, and was aided immeasurably by Joe Harnell's haunting and poignant piano theme "The Lonely Man", which suited his performance perfectly. The sight of David walking away alone on another road, duffel bag over his shoulder, as he hitchhikes or walks into the next episode is so powerful it can make the viewer cry, yet Bixby portrayed David with dignity and respect to balance out the pathos.

It should be mentioned that Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno was highly effective in his performance and huge body made him perfect casting. Creator Kenneth Johnson was inspired to present this premise seriously, and ground the plots and action in reality. The contribution of these men should not be overlooked! A great pity this series was canceled without proper closure, but it is available on DVD, so can be viewed and appreciated by all.

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