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The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 18 February 1990
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 »

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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 purge himself of his monster-like alter ego, Banner sneaks into a research laboratory. During the critical experiment to purge him of the Hulk once and for all, 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 attempt 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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For 12 years, he's been running. Tonight, it's over. Tonight, David Banner will find freedom... or death. See more »


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Following up appearances by Thor and Dare Devil in the two previous Hulk TV movies, Iron Man was initially intended for use in the film. See more »

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At about the 1:25 mark, when Jasmin is fighting two bad guys, a man's voice can be clearly heard saying, "Cut!" shortly before the fight ends. See more »

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Dr. Ronald Pratt: I must see it, David. Study it.
David Banner: Impossible. He would destroy this place.
Dr. Ronald Pratt: What if I could contain it? Turn its strength back against it, like a force field. I could do that, I could do that here.
David Banner: I can't take that responsibility.
Dr. Ronald Pratt: I will!
David Banner: *No!* I can't let him out! You don't understand. For years, I have tried to control him. To maintain...
Dr. Ronald Pratt: David, please! There is a chance that I can *rid you* of this thing! A chance. Now isn't that what you've been chasing, all these years? But with your help, I...
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And Something Ends
Performed by Chris Forde
Courtesy of Courtship Music
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True Hulk fans will love it. Everyone else? Hmm...
26 December 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

My glowing review is biased by green fever. But even so, this is a fantastic movie. Unlike the last 2 "New Hulk" abominations in 2003 and 2008, this is old school Hulk. NO CGI COMPUTER NONSENSE. No digitally manipulated fake muscles. This is just plain Lou, looking bulkier, hulkier and downright scarier than ever. All the graphic computers in the world can't make a creature 1/10th as convincing as Lou with a bucket of green paint. Damn straight.

Bill Bixby himself looks to be in top form, which is terribly ironic considering his tragic death of cancer 2 years later. But for what it's worth, this episode is like a time machine to that classic show from the 70s. Its only flaw is the lack of Jack Colvin ("Mr. McGee") as the third major character in the Hulk series.

About the story... everyone listen up. "The Incredible Hulk" is, was, and always shall be an adaptation of a comic book. It dwells in a surreal world where bizarre characters like Thor, Daredevil and evil Russian spies make their entrances and exits, and we the audience aren't supposed to get bent out of shape. It's a world where nothing is unbelievable. So if you're going to be a cynical, skeptical, stinky mcpoophead, then go watch "On Golden Pond" and leave the fun to the rest of us kiddies.

With that said, though, this is by far the most realistic of the Hulk trilogy. In plot, acting and direction, it shows a level of maturity unlike its predecessors. Some very sobering themes are touched upon here, made all the more tragic in the context of director/star Bill Bixby's real life battle with cancer. One can't help but wonder if, in this film, the creature was a metaphor for Mr. Bixby's own condition and his attempts to free himself. Keep that in mind as you watch the film and I promise it will leave you stunned and amazed.

The final scene is just breathtaking. I won't ruin it, but I'll just say it has to be one of the most memorable scenes in all of film. As you see it, pay attention to the darkness and surreal lighting, listen to song which is playing, consider the very last line (cliché as it may seem, it's absolutely perfect), and take your hat off to the great Bill Bixby.


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