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The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 7 May 1989
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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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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The first comic book superhero movie to be directed by a cast member. The character of Daredevil later had its own movie, Daredevil (2003), featuring Ben Affleck and Jon Favreau. Favreau went on to direct himself (in a supporting role) in Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010). This of course led into the Avengers films, also featuring the Incredible Hulk. Ben Affleck went on to appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), which led to his being hired to direct himself in subsequent Batman films. 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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Followed by The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990) See more »

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A fair shot of the trilogy!
31 January 2006 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

"The Trial of The Incredible Hulk" was not bad at all. Although, like the TV show, there were a few flaws in it. For instance, David Banner(Bill Bixby) has a beard at the beginning. When he "hulks" out, The Hulk(Louis Ferrigno) is clean shaven. At one point on "TIH" cartoon I saw the Hulk with a beard and mustache. Sounds strange from what I saw, but that's how things go in the made for TV movie. At least they got one superhero right. Daredevil(Rex Smith), the blind lawyer/vigilante crime-fighter who stops evil in its tracks. Then there's Wilson Fisk(John Rhys-Davies)AKA "The Kingpin". Of course they can't use that name because this man has hair, The real Kingpin of crime is BALD! He's battled Daredevil in the past, as well as Spiderman, The Hulk will smash him up, easily. Not a worth fiend for the Green Goliath. I liked the part where Daredevil went into the trap that Fisk has sent for him, and The Hulk smashed the little window and took out all the assailants. That was great. This movie is exciting all the way, it could have added more action to it, especially with the jail break scene. And the courtroom scene was great as well, if the sandals Ferrigno wore didn't give him away. Other than that, I enjoyed it very well. Rating 3 out of 5 stars.


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