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The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  7 May 1989 (USA)
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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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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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Trivia

John Rhys-Davies accepted the role of Wilson Fisk, also known as The Kingpin, without knowing that the character is bald and clean-shaved in the comics. When he learned this, he offered to shave his head, as the producers were unable to get him a bald skullcap, however, they declined and Rhys-Davies appeared with a different look. Additionally, Fisk is never referred to as "The Kingpin" in the film. See more »

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

Quotes

David Banner: I'm a doctor. I would like to have a look at your eyes.
Matt Murdock: You doctors know nothing of radiation.
David Banner: I happen to know a lot about it.
Matt Murdock: Can my sight be restored?
David Banner: No.
Matt Murdock: I appreciate your honesty.
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26 August 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Of all episodes (I know this is a feature film), this one will come across as quite grim. On the whole, this is the only episode where viewers will see the Hulk 'extra' angry.

ITV (UK TV) showed this in the mid 90's, which was generously cut. As a result of this the film lost its 'anger' identity for the entire plot, rendering the story useless (evidently it was edited terribly - with VHS style Pause/frame motion movement when changing to the hulk).

However (oh is this good news(?)) the good came when our channel Five played the film in its entirety a couple of years ago. It showed David's real fear of being attacked in a train, and when he turned into the Hulk, it was the first time we saw the Hulk with the intent to kill. He was ultra angry. He was ripping the seats off and snarling like a rottweiler!

Specifically during a scene at a Court, Banner was at his Hulking-best (he was even choking one of the lawyers with his hand - one of the many scenes deleted by ITV).

After it being aired on Five, the restored savageness could now justify the crap story. When ITV played it they literally killed off the point of the story... which was basically saying that David is getting a bit **s*ed off with his alter ego.


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