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The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 22 May 1988
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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This film presents Dr. Donald Blake and Thor as two separate characters. In the comics Thor is in fact Blake's alter ego, which he transforms into by means of the hammer. See more »

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When Thor and the Hulk fight in the main laboratory of the Joshua Lambert Institute, the Hulk throws Thor out of a window at the right/northern side of the room where the Transponder controls and coffee counter are. However, the next day when David Banner and Donald Blake are making repairs in the lab, the broken window has been boarded up, but now it's at the left/southern side of the room where the damaged control systems are. See more »

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Donald Blake: [narrating] Then there was a tall, hand-carved stone covered with Viking writing, old ruins. And though I wasn't supposed to read them, I could. "You have pierced the heart of Odin," they said. "Turn and go away or go forward and be eaten by your fate." Very encouraging, right? The perfect reverse psychology. I went forward.
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The best superhero team up in years.
19 April 2002 | by (Metairie, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

When I heard about this in 1988, I was excited, But I was not expecting Thor, the other superhero from Marvel Comics. The story begins With David Banner(always well played by Bill Bixby)who takes on another identity. Finds work has a research scienctist. Builds a machine called the Transponder, That cure from becoming the hulk. And just when about to go ahead with it, he is interupted by an old friend named Donald Blake(Steve Levitt) who tells David a big secret of his own. He has a magical hammer that can summon a mighty warrior named(played with a lot of charm by Eric Kramer). But they both soon realize that a bunch of bad guys want to get their hands on the transponder, and they will stop at nothing. Its up to the Hulk and Thor to defeat them. The best hulk movie in years, It beats out The Trial Of The Incredible Hulk and The Death Of The Incredible Hulk. Lou Ferrigno is always good has the Hulk. Eric Kramer is also good has Thor. Why don't they another superhero team up. Like one day they could do a live action Spider-Man teaming up with the X-Men. The most interesting T.V. movie in years. Its a Marvel classic.


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