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The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Adventure  -  22 May 1988 (USA)
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It's been two years since the Hulk has surfaced, and Dr David Bruce Banner is on the verge of curing himself of the Hulk. A device he helped create, the Gamma Transponder, will rid him of ... See full summary »

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It's been two years since the Hulk has surfaced, and Dr David Bruce Banner is on the verge of curing himself of the Hulk. A device he helped create, the Gamma Transponder, will rid him of his own Gamma radiation, among other uses. Enter Don Blake, a former colleague of Banner's, who is now in possession of a mystic hammer which can summon Thor, an ancient Viking warrior. When the Gamma Transponder is nearly stolen and Banner's girlfriend is kidnapped, Banner must abandon the hope of being cured and rely on the Hulk and Thor to save the day. Written by Chris Holland <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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Our Superhero Is Back In A Brand New Action Packed Adventure.


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Lou Ferrigno wears a new wig as the Hulk in this TV movie and its sequels. The wig was changed because Ferrigno's hearing problems got worse and a new wig was required to better hide the new hearing aid he was using. See more »

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When David Banner confronts Josh Lambert and gets smacked in his face with a gun (final action scene at the factory) you can actually see the movie team being reflected in the car door when Lambert drives the car forward. See more »

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[Thor looks around the Joshua Lambert Institute laboratory and then he looks at Donald Blake and David Banner]
Thor: Your century's version of hell, eh, Blake?
Donald Blake: Is *this* a hallucination?
[David, still shocked, shakes his head]
Thor: And this must be Banner the Warlock. All in good time.
[Thor holds out his hand, Blake gives Thor his hammer and Thor walks off to a control panel]
Thor: First things first.
Donald Blake: What're you doing?
Thor: I'm thirsty.
Donald Blake: What're you doing?
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A never ending road for Banner
3 May 2003 | by (east orange, new jersey) – See all my reviews

After six years since its last prime-time show (June 1982) Stan Lee and Nicholas Corea brought back Marvel Comics' strongman "the Incredible Hulk. Though this time David Banner has become the closest ever to be cured. He has a new girlfriend,bumped into a old colleague,and well into his medical career. Unlike in the past he worked odd jobs until his alter-ego was summons. But David banner in this movie has a new life were he doesn't feel he has to runaway anymore. Till an old colleague sneaks into David's job and his trouble begans. David's colleague tells him a story that during his journey up north he discovered a hammer that can summon an old viking hero. As the old viking hero appeared David mis-judged his well-being as being destructive which forced him to become the hulk. That was one of the best scenes in the movie were the hulk and the viking hero (Thor) battle it out. Overall the hulk over-powered Thor and Thor wanted to call a truce. A real Marvel classic!! Now that their fight got some exposure David had to put his plans for a cure on halt till the situation died down. This also brought on the attention of the trailing reportor Jack Mcgee and some bad guys who wanted to take the gamma transponder that David and his colleagues worked on. Since the hulk was seen David had to go back to his old secrecy way of life,and not letting the new relationship with his girlfriend progress. That's until he found a way of permanently curing himself. But matters got worse as the bad guys capture his girlfriend to get to the transponder. Which leaves David to team up with the viking warrior and his master to save Maggie (David's girlfriend). Though they saved her David had to leave because there was to much attention focused on the green creature and his association with his job. A sad ending as in the former prime-time series. Though I enjoyed Thor because of his comical outspoken personality. A great come-back series. But poor David must continue his journey to find a cure and live a normal life he once had.


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