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The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi  |  18 February 1990 (USA)
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During the critical experiment that would rid David Banner of the Hulk,a spy sabotages the laboratory. Banner falls in love with the spy, Jasmin, who performs missions only because her ... See full summary »

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During the critical experiment that would rid David Banner of the Hulk,a spy sabotages the laboratory. Banner falls in love with the spy, Jasmin, who performs missions only because her sister is being held hostage by Jasmin's superiors. Banner and Jasmin try to escape from the enemy agents to rebuild their lives together, but the Hulk is never far from them. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

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Dr. David Banner Is About To Come Face To Face With The Beast That Lives Inside Him. Which One Of Them Will Survive? See more »

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The Death of the Incredible Hulk: The Movie  »

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The set that was used to film the Hulk's final scene initially remained intact because of plans for a fourth post-series "Hulk" TV-movie (which had two working titles: "Rebirth of the Incredible Hulk" and "Revenge of the Incredible Hulk"). However, Bill Bixby's death prevented the proposed installment from being made. See more »

Goofs

Early on, when David Banner sneaks into Dr. Pratt's lab, he erases a letter from work board showing the scientific equation of DNA structure and substitutes the letter "A" for what he has erased. At various times during the movie, when the board is shown again, the letter "A" is in different handwriting (one must look closely to see). Sometimes the top of the letter is rounded off, sometimes it comes to a sharp point. Sometimes the two "legs" of the letter "A" are equal, sometimes the right "leg" is longer than the left "leg". See more »

Quotes

Jasmine: David, no, don't die. We can be free now.
David Banner: Jasmine... I am free.
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Version of The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) See more »

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And Something Ends
Performed by Chris Forde
Courtesy of Courtship Music
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Ang Lee was not here...mercifully!
6 May 2005 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

For all the phony fx and Ferrigno's campy though lovable Hulkisms, this film is everything that Lee's pathetic re-hash wasn't!

Bixby as David Banner had such pathos and dignity. Being older than most reviewers here, I remember fondly the late Bill Bixby in "My Favorite Martian" (another TV series unwisely and embarrassingly updated for the big screen....think "The Flintstones," "Mission Impossible," "Wild Wild West," "I Spy," etc - all complete and utter dead losses) But as I was saying, Bixby was an utter gentleman, and in this film he gives us the tortured scientist who carries this unwanted creature of destruction within him. He conveys vividly, his pain, his desperation and his regret for his wayward experimentation. Bana in the remake was a totally miscast idiotic wuss and with less credibility than the tea lady. Everything Bixby and Ferrigno stood for was washed down the plughole in two hours of split-screen insensitivity and dumbass special effects. Ferrigno...green and in tight beach shorts looks way better!

I recently bought this DVD for a miserable $2.95 in a bargain-bin. It is the only time I have ever felt saddened by the fact. This film and Bixby himself should never have been thus demeaned.This is a movie that is far better than its production values might otherwise suggest. Bixby directs (and acts) with commendable emotion.

At the end, it is almost as if he sensed his own approaching mortality. The Hulk had been such a huge part of his life, those two words "I'm free" might be seen as pretty much his epitaph.

If you laugh at this film, you should never have been watching it!


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