The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellie Mendez (as Marta Dubois)
Christa Klein
Richard Cummings Jr. ...
Al Pettiman
Albert G. Tendelli
Wilson Fisk (as John Rhys Davies)
Fake Nurse
Dwight Koss ...
Meredith Bain Woodward ...
Farm Supervisor (as Meredith Woodward)
Richard Newman ...
Apartment Owner


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

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7 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Der unheimliche Hulk vor Gericht  »

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Did You Know?


Stan Lee has a cameo as the foreman of the jury in the dream sequence. This marks his first ever cameo in a Marvel Comics adaptation, though this would become a tradition in later adaptations. See more »


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


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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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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