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Hercules in New York (1970)

Hercules (Schwarzenegger) 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

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 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 Rudy Bond ... Ship Captain
Lane Carroll Lane Carroll
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Storyline

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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See Him Topple Two Ton Newspaper Rolls! See Him Toss Tough Men Like Toothpicks! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hercules - The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmpartners,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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Trivia

One alternate title for this film is "Hercules Goes Bananas." See more »

Goofs

When Pretzie goes to Helen's home to tell her that he saw Mercury flying out of the window, he takes his tie off 3 times and wraps it around his fist twice. 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...
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Hercules in New York (2011) 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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