The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
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Death in the Family 

Dr. David Banner tries to find out why, when he is under stress or pressure, he turns into a giant, green, violent monster.

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When David makes his way to a hospital that has a machine that might be able to help him with his problem--turning into the Hulk. He meets a young woman who's crippled and collapses. He brings her to her house and David can't help but notice that the treatment her doctor is giving her is strange. And when David starts asking questions, her step-mother tries to get rid of him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Driven by rage. Pursued by an investigative reporter. Wanted for a murder he didn't commit. See more »


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27 November 1977 (USA)  »

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This episode featured a longer opening narrative that included more detail about the creature's origin and Elana's death. See more »

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When David is talking to Mrs. Griffin about her daughter, the hand holding her cigarette changes from shot to shot. See more »

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Juliet Griffith: Hello, David.
Dr. David Bruce Banner: How are you feeling?
Juliet Griffith: Much better, thank you. You look a little better yourself.
Dr. David Bruce Banner: Well, I was pretty grubby before.
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Followed by The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988) See more »

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Well written and entertaining followup to the pilot TV movie
26 September 2006 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

It's been a few weeks since David Banner escaped his former life and he's on the road hoping to find a cure for his illness which makes him change into the raging Hulk. On the way he encounters a would be heiress who's lost the use of her legs due to psychological trauma when her father died and she narrowly escaped. David also uncovers a devious plot involving the girl's stepmother.

The second TV movie leading up to the series. David transforms into the Hulk several times and has some memorable clashes, particularly the one with the grizzly bear. The film is well written by series creator Kenneth Johnson but it does feel a bit stretched. But no matter, it's still loads of fun for a fan. Bill Bixby is, as always, very appealing as Banner and equally good is Lou Ferrigno as the Green Giant.

As said, the film feels a bit stretched but it's always entertaining and probably gave a good promise for the series to come.


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