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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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Christa Klein
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Edgar
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Al Pettiman
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Albert G. Tendelli
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Wilson Fisk (as John Rhys Davies)
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Richard Newman ...
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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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Banner's first name was changed to David because producer Kenneth Johnson found alliterative names unrealistic. Banner is played by Bill Bixby, who has just such an alliterative name. The other superhero appearing in this film is Daredevil, whose real name is Matt Murdock--also alliterative. 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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David Banner: [Opening titles showing flashbacks to the Pilot episode experiment and transformation] In each of us there lives a kind of beast... made of rage. Years ago I used science to study this beast... to bring him out of me. I used gamma radiation to release him... but I used too much... far too much. Now the beast is out of my control... emerging whenever anger stikes. My name is David Banner... the world thinks I'm dead... I travel alone... I try to keep the beast caged within myself...
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He's back...with a friend. ;)
24 May 2013 | by (Oxfordshire, England) – See all my reviews

I want to start by saying unlike a lot of reviews for this movie i think this one is better than The Incredible Hulk Returns movie but it still has the odd looking Hulk make-up and not quite as bad music but still could have been better, especially when David is transforming into The Hulk. I loved the sound they used in the series.

Here was have another Marvel star in the guise of The Daredevil with a couple more Marvel characters thrown in for good measure, and once again this felt like another pilot to a TV series. The movies worked really well but could have been more of The Hulk in it and the Daredevil fight scenes could have been more convincing. That aside it was still good to see The Hulk back and if they decide to bring more Marvel friends then more the merrier i say.

I love how they are not playing it safe with these Hulk movies, there was still nothing in TV like this and will always be my favorite TV drama franchise.

Keep them coming i remember thinking when i 1st saw this many years ago and they did.

This movie was followed by The Death of The Incredible Hulk.


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