6.0/10
1,970
25 user 11 critic

The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 7 May 1989
When Banner is held as a witness to a violent crime linked to the Kingpin, the fugitive is helped by lawyer Matt Murdock who is also the superhero, Daredevil.

Director:

Writer:

(as Gerald Dipego)
Reviews
Popularity
4,816 ( 972)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Incredible Hulk Returns (TV Movie 1988)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Hopefully on the verge of curing his Hulk condition, Banner meets his colleague, Don Blake, who is mystically linked to a Viking warrior, Thor.

Directors: Nicholas Corea, Bill Bixby
Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The finale of the television series about Dr. David Banner, a scientist who transforms into a mighty, larger-than-life creature called the Hulk when he gets angry. Desperately attempting to... See full summary »

Director: Bill Bixby
Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Elizabeth Gracen
The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.

Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two episodes of the TV series "Spider Man" edited together and released as a feature.

Director: Don McDougall
Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields
Captain America (TV Movie 1979)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A recipient of an experimental body enhancement chemical retaliates against his would be killers as a star spangled superhero.

Director: Rod Holcomb
Stars: Reb Brown, Len Birman, Heather Menzies-Urich
The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

With the powers given by the bite of a radioactive spider, a young man fights crime as a wall-crawling superhero.

Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

The star spangled hero must battle a villain's plan to poison America with a chemical that horrifically accelerates the aging process.

Director: Ivan Nagy
Stars: Reb Brown, Connie Sellecca, Len Birman
The Incredible Hulk (1996–1998)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A nuclear scientist is afflicted with the tendency to change into a powerful green monster under stress.

Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Neal McDonough, John Vernon
Nick Fury: Agent of Shield (TV Movie 1998)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Marvel's hard-boiled hero is brought to TV. He is brought back to fight the menace of Hydra after exiling himself in the Yukon since the end of the Cold War. The children of the former ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Hardy
Stars: David Hasselhoff, Lisa Rinna, Sandra Hess
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty
Hulk (TV Series 1966)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The adventures of a nuclear scientist cursed with the tendency to turning into a huge green brute under stress.

Stars: Peg Dixon, Max Ferguson, Paul Soles
The Incredible Hulk (1982–1983)
Action | Animation | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A research scientist is cursed with the tendency to turn into a giant green brute under stress.

Stars: Michael Bell, Susan Blu, William Callaway
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Ellie Mendez (as Marta Dubois)
...
Christa Klein
...
...
Al Pettiman
...
Albert G. Tendelli
...
Wilson Fisk (as John Rhys Davies)
...
...
Fake Nurse
...
Denny
...
John
...
Farm Supervisor (as Meredith Woodward)
...
Turk
...
Apartment Owner
Edit

Storyline

David "Belson" drifts into New York City, and goes on a subway. 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 him. 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 ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der unheimliche Hulk vor Gericht  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the only time in the history of "The Incredible Hulk" live-action television series, and its three television movies, that the Hulk wore his trademark purple pants from the comic books. It occurs in the dream sequence, when David Banner is being questioned on the witness stand, and he ends up changing into the Hulk. See more »

Goofs

When the Hulk is running away from the Police after the Subway incident, the ends of the prosthetic forehead can be seen flapping out under the sides of the wig and also part of Lou Ferrigno's dark hair. See more »

Quotes

Wilson Fisk: Isn't that a perfect plan?
Edgar: Well uh, well no.
Wilson Fisk: Good man, what's missing?
See more »

Connections

Version of Hulk (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Marvels first outing with The Man Without Fear
21 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Since the release of Marvels new Netflix Daredevil series, I thought it would be appropriate to revisit this TV movie. I have always been a fan of The 1970's Incredible Hulk TV show. I thought Bill Bixby played the human side of the Hulk very well and quite honestly, I don't think any of the newer actors have come close to his portrayal. What makes the three TV Hulk movies interesting is that Bixby intended to finish the Hulk saga since the television series ended abruptly without giving the show or story a proper farewell. The first Incredible Hulk TV movie featured Thor and the story of Donald Blake while the second film featured Matt Murdock aka Daredevil. You can clearly tell that this film intended to be back door pilot for a future Daredevil TV series because the story mostly focuses on Matt Murdock and his war on crime against the Kingpin. This movie is by no means great but it does do something's right and for me it was fun seeing Bixby reprise the role of David Banner. As I understand, Frank Miller used the look of Daredevil in this film when he wrote his retailing of Daredevils origins in his Man Without Fear mini series. It appears that Marvel, Netflix and co were also heavily influenced by Daredevils look in this film when they were designing Daredevils urban ninja costume in the current Netflix series. If you are a fan of the 70's Hulk show you will definitely find some entertainment in this. If your curious about where Daredevils black ninja outfit came from then this movie is worth a watch. This movie is cheese but in a good 1980's way and if you love superheroes as much as I do, then give this a watch.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

"The IMDb Show": Alan Tudyk, His Top 5 Star Wars Droids, and Denzel's Dream Role

"The IMDb Show" Thanksgiving special: Alan Tudyk ranks his top five droids, we talk with the cast of Roman J. Israel, Esq., and we share our favorite Thanksgiving TV episodes.

Watch the show