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Hercules (1997)

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The son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.

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Hercules (voice)
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Young Hercules (voice)
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Young Hercules (singing voice)
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Philoctetes (voice)
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Meg (voice)
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Pain (voice)
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Zeus (voice)
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Amphitryon (voice)
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Clotho (voice)
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Lachesis (voice)
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Storyline

Hercules, son of the Greek God, Zeus, is turned into a half-god, half-mortal by evil Hades, God of the Underworld, who plans to overthrow Zeus. Hercules is raised on Earth and retains his god-like strength, but when he discovers his immortal heritage Zeus tells him that to return to Mount Olympus he must become a true hero. Hercules becomes a famous hero with the help of his friend Pegasus and his personal trainer, Phil the satyr. Hercules battles monsters, Hades and the Titans, but it is his self-sacrifice to rescue his love Meg which makes him a true hero. Written by Kristi Connolly <kristic@nlc.net.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

hero | zeus | hercules | hades | olympus | See more »

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Zero to Hero! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£81,479 (UK) (2 January 1998)

Gross:

DEM 26,847,449 (Germany) (16 January 1998)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Hades was scripted as a slow, menacing character until James Woods took the role and impressed the crew with his rapid-fire style. Even after the script was rewritten, Woods ad-libbed many lines. See more »

Goofs

Since this film is only an adaptation of the myths it is understandable for there to be quite a bit of artistic license taken with the stories. Any differences between this film and the myths belong in the trivia section of this site. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Long ago, in the faraway land of ancient Greece, there was a golden age of powerful gods and extraordinary heroes. And the greatest and strongest of all these heroes was the mighty Hercules. But what is the measure of a true hero? Ah, that is what our story is...
Thalia: Will you listen to him? He's makin' the story sound like some Greek tragedy.
Terpsichore: Lighten up, dude.
Calliope: We'll take it from here, darling.
Narrator: You go, girl.
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Crazy Credits

Hades (James Woods) says: "What d'ya say? It's happy ending time! Everybody's got a little taste of somethin' but me. I got nothin'. I'm-- I'm here with nothin'. Anybody listenin'? It's like I'm-- What am I, an echo or something? Hello? Hello? Am I talking to, what, hyperspace? Hello, it's me. Nobody listens. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Hercules (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

One Last Hope
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by David Zippel
Performed by Danny DeVito
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User Reviews

 
God-like
17 July 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

"Hercules" is a cracking Disney film and for once it's not just for the kids. The animation is more like the "old-school" Disney, before the cute, big-eye syndrome and the characters are hugely entertaining. It has sly humour and in-jokes, but what sets it apart are the songs; soul, RNB, jazz and not a drippy sugar-song in sight. Quality entertainment!


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