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Hercules Returns (1993)

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This is Samson and the Mighty Challenge (1964) with the old dialogue removed and new comic dialogue inserted, along with some new footage.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Argue ...
Brad McBain
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Sir Michael Kent
Mary Coustas ...
Lisa
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Sprocket
Brendon Suhr ...
King
Nick Polites ...
Phone executive
Lance Anderson ...
Wolf whistler
Laurie Dobson ...
Barman
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Drunk
Burt Cooper ...
Frightened man
Tom Coltraine ...
Dent double
Des Mangan ...
Hercules / Samson / Machismo / Ursus / Testiculi (voice)
Sally Patience ...
Labia / Murial / Fanny / Delilah (voice)
Matthew King ...
Charlie (voice) (as Matthew King)
Tammy McCarthy ...
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This is Samson and the Mighty Challenge (1964) with the old dialogue removed and new comic dialogue inserted, along with some new footage.

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The external shots used for the theatre are of the long standing Palais Theatre located in St. Kilda, whilst the internal shots are of the Astor Theatre, an art-deco theatre renowned for showing double features of older movies. See more »

Quotes

Stretch: [as Zeus] Your actual purpose is not as you believe to marry Labia, but to reveal your true homosexuality.
Hercules: [confused] Homosexual?
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Location: Melbourne Australia, and Somewhere in Spain in 1963 See more »

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Referenced in Muriel's Wedding (1994) See more »

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Easily one of the funniest films I have EVER seen!
8 December 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is brilliant.

If you want to see a serious movie with a great story, acting, and drama, don't bother.

This film was made for laughs, pure and simple, and it succeeds. And boy does it succeed! The film is basically like a feature version of the "Whose Line is it Anyway" game "Film dub".

In the movie, a group of friends decide to buy an old run-down old-fashioned cinema, spruce it up, and bring back the old-fashioned feeling of the cinema. As their premiere movie, they decide to show the last film that was shown in the cinema, a 1960's Italian film called "Hercules". Unfortunately just minutes before the film is to be screened to a group of very prestigious people, they find out it doesn't have any English dubbing or subtitles. In a desperate attempt to save the film, the 3 friends decide to turn off the sound, and create all the characters voices and sound-effects within the projection room itself.

There are a couple of other subplots, but the film is just chaotic brilliance as the friends try desperately to carry on.

I couldn't stop laughing when I saw the film, and you should seriously try and see it next time you get the chance. You won't be disappointed.


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