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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Cast

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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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Phil (voice)
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Hades (voice)
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Meg (voice)
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Pain (voice)
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Panic (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>

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hercules | zeus | hero | hades | underworld | See All (98) »

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Release Date:

27 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Herkules  »

Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$249,567 (USA) (13 June 1997)

Gross:

$99,046,791 (USA) (19 December 1997)
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Trivia

At the Pecs and Flex gift shop near Hercules villa, you can pick up a 30-minute workout scroll called "Buns of Bronze". See more »

Goofs

When Meg talks about her weak ankles, she sticks her left leg out in front of Hercules' face. In the next shot, it's her right leg that's stuck out. 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 »


Soundtracks

No Importa La Distancia - Go the Distance (End Titles - Spanish Version)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by David Zippel
Spanish Lyrics by Renato López and Javier Ponton
Performed by Ricky Martin
Produced by Renato López, K.C. Porter and Ian Blake
Arrangements adapted by K.C. Porter
Ricky Martin appears courtesy of Sony Music.
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the best since Aladdin!
11 September 1999 | by (amsterdam, netherlands) – See all my reviews

wow! This movie was really a pleasant surprise! I went to the theater expecting another below-par Disney film (like Pocahontas and Hunchback), but it turned out to be the most funny and enjoyable one since Aladdin (The Lion King was good, but there's just no contest between Timon & Pumbaa and the Genie )! And a good laugh from a Disney cartoon is just what i needed. You just must see this movie!


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