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Hercules (1983)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy  |  26 August 1983 (USA)
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The story of the Greek mythological figure, updated in this 80's version.

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Brad Harris ...
King Augias
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Rossana Podestà ...
Ingrid Anderson ...
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William Berger ...
Bobby Rhodes ...
King Xenodama
Gianni Garko ...
Valcheus (as John Garko)
Yehuda Efroni ...
Dorcon
Delia Boccardo ...
Claudio Cassinelli ...
Franco Garofalo ...
The Thief (as Frank Garland)
Gabriella Giorgelli ...
Mother (as Gabriella George)
Raf Baldassarre ...
Sostratos (as Ralph Baldassar)
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The story of the Greek mythological figure, updated in this 80's version.

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The Legend Lives! See more »

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Release Date:

26 August 1983 (USA)  »

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Herkules  »

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(1984) | (DVD)

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It was Director Lewis Coates that wanted a more special effects heavy version of the film. He lamented the fact that the effects didn't come out as smoothly in the final cut of the film as he originally hoped they would because of the films' budget. See more »

Goofs

When Hercules rescues Cassiopea from the pit, Ariadne appears in the entrance, spear in hand. Herc throws his sword and she falls dead in the doorway. In the next scene as Herc and Cassiopea are leaving, they walk right through the area where Ariadne fell but her body is gone. The following scene is a closeup of Ariadne's body quickly decomposing and disappearing. See more »

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King Minos: Science! For the sake of science!
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Did anyone else notice the close-up dialog?
28 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie, as well as Lou's Sinbad. One of my favorite features of the movie was the "dialog of the nod." If you watch most of the expository scenes you'll see the camera close-up is on the listener, not the speaker. So what you get visually is the reaction of the non-speaking actor. This seemed very consistent through the movie.

I figured this trick was use to make dubbing in any language possible without bothering to lip-sync. But once you notice, it get pretty hilarious.

The sound effects when Hercules throws the bear into space (it bounces around to the sound of a pinball machine) is another great cinematic moment; we watched this one scene half a dozen times, laughing our heads off.


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