The Incredible Hulk: Season 2, Episode 8

Killer Instinct (10 Nov. 1978)

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David 'Burnett', working as a ankle wrapper at the Colloseum, is interested in Dr. Stewart's hypnotic therapy, but his treatment of a star football player only seems to make the man's aggressive tendencies get worse.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Colvin ...
Jack McGee (credit only)
Denny Miller ...
John Tobey
Rudy Solari ...
Dr. Byron Stewart
June Tobey
Pepper Martin ...
Coach Haggerty
Paul Coufos ...
Wyatt Johnson ...
Tony Bowers
Pat Studstill ...
Kermit Connelly
J.P. Tobey
Bill Baldwin ...
Mitch Adams
Frank Orsatti ...
Kurt Donahue
Wally K. Berns ...
Tiger Williams ...
Young John Tobey


David 'Burnett', working as a ankle wrapper at the Colloseum, is interested in Dr. Stewart's hypnotic therapy, but his treatment of a star football player only seems to make the man's aggressive tendencies get worse.

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The footage used for John Tobey and his team was that of the Chicago Bears and Dick Butkus, their legendary linebacker. Portrayed as an aggressive player, John Tobey was apparently modeled after Butkus. See more »


As the Hulk jumps out of the window in the Coliseum, we can clearly see Stuntman Manny Perry is playing the Hulk, and not Lou Ferrigno. While there were a few stunts in this series that required a stunt specialist, it seems that the production crew used a stuntman a lot of the time for the Hulk, be it running, standing on a rock etc. See more »


Dr. Byron Stewart: You're not a reporter are you?
Dr. David Bruce Banner: No! No, but I did read all your earlier books. I was very impressed: The seeds of aggression lie deep in the subconscious mind. Aggressive behavior is nothing more than an acting out of those subconscious thoughts.
Dr. Byron Stewart: That's very good. But of course others have said much the same thing: Waldheim, Marshall, Banner.
Dr. David Bruce Banner: Ah yes, but Banner was talking about strength, not aggression. The ability to find a well of hidden strength at a moment of crisis.
Dr. Byron Stewart: Perhaps Dr. Banner ...
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David Banner(Bill Bixby) now works as a medic for a football team in L.A, in order to get close to a Dr. Stewart(played by Rudy Solari) who is doing research into hypnosis and rage therapy, his chief subject being the team quarterback John Tobey(played by Denny Miller) who has become extremely aggressive both on and off the field, threatening his career, as he is obsessed with cheaters denying him a victory, and the root of the problem goes back to his childhood. David risks his new job to get him the help he needs... Interesting look at sports with memorable scenes of the Hulk taking on football players on and off the field. Miller is also fine in difficult role.

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