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The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  7 May 1989 (USA)
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When David Banner is held for questioning about a mob crime, his only chance lies with his lawyer who is also the superhero, Daredevil.

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Ellie Mendez (as Marta Dubois)
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David Banner drifts into New York and goes on a subway. And with him is a woman and two guys. When the two guys attack the woman, David tries to help but is beaten and turns into The Hulk and saves the woman. When he turns back, he finds himself arrested and the woman accuses David of being her attacker. David is approached by Attorney Matt Murdock who wants to represent. When he tells Murdock that he can't pay him, Murdock tells him that he is hoping that David can help him incriminate Wilson Fisk, a powerful criminal. David doesn't want any part of it but Murdock convinces him to trust him. Murdock goes to see the woman but can't get her to change her story. Later in her room someone tries to kill her but she is saved by Daredevil, a crime fighter. Murdock tells David that he has to go trial but David says he can't but Murdock says they have no choice. Later while David is in his cell he turns into the Hulk and escapes. David tries to leave town but Daredevil finds him and reveals ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Der unheimliche Hulk vor Gericht  »

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It was decided by the producers to change the Daredevil costume from red to black because they felt that an all-red suit would not translate well and look good in a television film. Daredevil's co-creator, Stan Lee, was publicly critical of the all-black Daredevil costume for "The Trial of the Incredible Hulk", as he felt the suit appeared to let the bad guys know of his blindness. See more »

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Dr. David Bruce Banner has a beard but his alter ego the Hulk is clean shaved. See more »

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Daredevil Meets The Hulk....
8 January 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Okay this is Universals second attempt at starting a new series. In the Incredible Hulk Returns(1988), they tried to start a Thor series. Now, they were attempting to make a Daredevil series. Well anyway, it's been a while since the last film. Dr. David Banner is no longer trying to find a cure, but goes from place to place working at different areas. His next stop is New York City (he really thinks he won't get angry there), where a crime lord named Wilson Fisk AKA the Kingpin resides. After attempting to protect a young woman from a couple of Fisk's goons David is locked up. With no record of being alive, lawyer Matt Murdock takes his case, hoping that it will lead to proof that Fisk is the Kingpin. At first David hesitates, in fear that he will Hulk-up again, but when he discovers that Matt Murdock isn't only blind but a vigilante crime fighter named the Daredevil he eventually gives in. The movie is okay for TV standards, if this was released theatrically I would say it would plummit in the box office. The ending of the film is a sure bet that the producer's were looking to continue the Daredevil story. I wish they would've. Many don't like the outfit the Daredevil wears, but in the comic book that is what he wore. Stan Lee has his first in many Marvel movies cameos as a juror in David's dream. Bill Bixby has certainly mapped out the character of David Banner and how closed up a man like him would be by now (beginning of the film, he is completely shut out from everyone). Lou Ferrigno returns in his role as the misunderstood creature. The biggest factor missing is Jack Colvin's character Jack Mcgee, who we last saw saying that he will continue to look for the Hulk. But, we never see or hear from him again. Anchor Bay Entertainment has released this film as a 2pak DVD with The Incredible Hulk Returns(1988), featuring two documentary's; one of the documentary's explains the history of the Hulk and the other documentary tells Lou Ferrigno's bodybuilding biography. Where's the Bill Bixby documentary's?


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