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Hercules in New York (1970)

Hercules is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.

Director:

Arthur Allan Seidelman (as Arthur A. Seidelman)

Writer:

Aubrey Wisberg
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Stang ... Pretzie
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Hercules (as Arnold Strong 'Mr. Universe')
Deborah Loomis Deborah Loomis ... Helen Camden
James Karen ... Professor Camden
Ernest Graves Ernest Graves ... Zeus
Tanny McDonald Tanny McDonald ... Juno
Harold Burstein Harold Burstein ... Rod Nelson (as Howard Burstein)
Merwin Goldsmith ... Maxie
George Bartenieff George Bartenieff ... Nitro
Taina Elg ... Nemesis
Michael Lipton Michael Lipton ... Pluto
Jan Adams Jan Adams
William Bass William Bass
Rudy Bond ... Ship Captain
Lane Carroll Lane Carroll
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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 Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

In the weightlifting contest between Hercules and Monstro, both of them lift 750 lbs., then Monstro gets 1000. As of 2015, the real-life record for the clean and jerk is 581 lbs. See more »

Goofs

Mercury, the character in the film, is actually the Roman messenger of the gods and son of Jupiter. His Greek counterpart is Hermes. See more »

Quotes

Helen Camden: [noticing a poster for a "Hercules" stage show] Oh look, you're famous.
Hercules: That is not Hercules! And who is that monster who looks as if he has come straight from the kingdom of the underworld?
Helen Camden: Oh no, this is a motion picture, a play! Really, you mustn't take yourself so seriously.
Hercules: He doesn't even look like me! Look...
[takes his sweater off]
Helen Camden: What... what are you doing?
[noticing his impressive muscles]
Helen Camden: Oh wow!
Hercules: [flexing] Does he? Hahahah. Does he?
Helen Camden: I... I... I... I really wish you'd put your shirt back on. He...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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4 September 1999 | by culwinSee all my reviews

Wow, this movie has to be seen to be believed! I can't believe that Arnold "Pretzie" Stang was overlooked AGAIN by the Academy! A finer piece of work I have not seen! Except perhaps by that guy in the bear suit. Now that was some great acting as well.

Of course, this is all from the perspective of being drunk, which is what you would have to be to like this movie! :P


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hercules in New York See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RAF Industries See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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