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"The Incredible Hulk" Death in the Family (1977)

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Original Air Date:
27 November 1977 (Season 1, Episode 2)
Driven by rage. Pursued by an investigative reporter. Wanted for a murder he didn't commit. See more »
Dr. David Banner tries to find out why, when he is under stress or pressure, he turns into a giant, green, violent monster. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Well written and entertaining followup to the pilot TV movie See more (9 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Bill Bixby ... Dr. David Banner

Jack Colvin ... Jack McGee

Lou Ferrigno ... The Incredible Hulk
Laurie Prange ... Julie Griffith

Dorothy Tristan ... Margaret Griffith
John McLiam ... Michael

Mills Watson ... Sheriff

William Daniels ... Dr. John Bonifant

Gerald McRaney ... Denny Kayle
Victor Mohica ... Rafe

Robert Phillips ... Phil
Ann Weldon ... 1st Nurse
Linda Wiser ... 2nd Nurse

Roger Aaron Brown ... Lab Technician
Janet Adams ... 3rd Nurse
Socorro Swan ... Receptionist
Rita Gomez ... Maid
Rick Garcia ... The Cuban
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ted Cassidy ... Narrator / Hulk (voice) (uncredited)

Susan Sullivan ... Dr. Elaina Marks (archive footage) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Alan J. Levi 
Writing credits
Kenneth Johnson (written by)

Jack Kirby  based on the Marvel Comics "The Hulk" comic books by (uncredited)
Jack Kirby  character: Dr. Robert Bruce Banner/The Hulk as Dr. David Banner/The Incredible Hulk (uncredited)
Stan Lee  based on the Marvel "Hulk" comic books by (uncredited)
Stan Lee  character: Dr. Bruce Banner/The Hulk as Dr. David Banner/The Incredible Hulk (uncredited)

Produced by
Kenneth Johnson .... producer
Original Music by
Joseph Harnell 
Cinematography by
Charles W. Short (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Glenn Lawrence  (as Glenn C. Lawrence)
Jack W. Schoengarth 
Casting by
Mark Malis 
Art Direction by
David Marshall 
Set Decoration by
Joseph A. Armetta 
Costume Design by
Charles Waldo 
Production Management
Bud Brill .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Walt Gilmore .... assistant director
Sound Department
Claude Riggins .... sound
Kyle Wright .... sound effects editor
Manny Perry .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Manny Perry .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Manny Perry .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Herbert D. Woods .... music editor
Other crew
Stan Lee .... consultant
Martha Manor .... stand-in (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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95 min
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This episode was edited into two parts for syndication. The narrative in the opening credits of the first part is the original detailed version featured when the episode debuted in 1977. The second episode is featuring the now familiar opening narrative.See more »
Continuity: When David is talking to Mrs. Griffin about her daughter, the hand holding her cigarette changes from shot to shot.See more »
Michael:Now you two better git!
Dr. David Bruce Banner:No we're not leaving without you. Now Julie, I think you can walk. I think you can if you want to, if you need to.
Juliet Griffith:I can't!
Dr. David Bruce Banner:Well I can't carry both of you! Now you got to try.
Juliet Griffith:Look, why can't you just get mad or something and turn yourself back into that thing, then you can...
Dr. David Bruce Banner:It does'nt work that way! I can't control it!
Juliet Griffith:Well I can't control my legs either!
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Well written and entertaining followup to the pilot TV movie, 26 September 2006
Author: Bjorn (ODDBear) from Iceland

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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