After many centuries, Hercules gets bored living in Olympus (the home of the great Greek gods) and decides to move to... New York. But obviously, it is not easy for a man who lived in ancient Greece to get used to modern life. So, things get a little tricky, especially when Zeus sends a few gods to bring his semi-god son back to mount Olympus.Written by
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Playing the film's title character, Schwarzenegger, because of his long last name and to play off the name of fellow cast member comedian Arnold Stang, is credited as "Arnold Strong 'Mr. Universe'". See more »
In the opening shot as Hercules climbs the stairs up to his father, green plantation appears on the stairs between shots. See more »
In the 1982 re-release, simply titled HERCULES (or HERCULES THE MOVIE), after the original opening narration, a new title card is spliced in. First, there is a few seconds of "laser" light-show effects. Then, an illustration of a flexing Arnold Schwarzenegger standing between two tall pedestals, with aura emanating from his hands. Above the image, "Arnold Schwarzenegger" in towering space-age font appears with a blue laser effect, and in the same font/effect, appears "Hercules." Then, at the bottom, in simple white font, appears "(C) MCMLXXXIII Filmpartners, Inc." "Starring Arnold Stang" and finally, "A Filmpartners Release". This is then followed by the first smoke-covered scene of Mount Olympus, where we hear Hercules asking "Why can't I go?" (where we left off). This new version's opening title can also be seen in the theatrical teaser/trailer (seen on Trimark's DVD version), which are apparently the only trailers in existence. And during the original opening credits, all titles from "RAF Industries, Inc. Presents" to "Starring Arnold Stang and Arnold Strong 'Mr. Universe'" were noticeably snipped. See more »
If I feel down, all I need to do is think of Arnie fighting the grizzly bear in Hercules in New York and it cracks me up. The grizzly bear is actually just some big guy wearing a Halloween costume, he even moves like a human. But thats not the silliest scene. Arnold also fights a group of sailors with a plank and throws them in the sea, the sound effects and horrible choreography in that scene is hilarious. I've got the version of this movie with Arnies real voice, and just hearing that makes this movie worth getting. But Arnold is not the worst actor in this movie, his partner, Arnold Stang is much worse. The Mafia is even this movie, well, three guys...played by actors who probably auditioned for The Godfather but didn't make it. Yeeeaaahhhh....
The "brilliant" theme song in this movie is played about 500 times.
I would give this movie a one, but it made me laugh...so I guess it deserves a 2. Hoo-Ya.
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