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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

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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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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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 »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Hercules and Pretzie are riding the carriage, a movie theater is visible which is showing the film Easy Rider (1969). See more »

Goofs

The location of the two gold pillars, as Hercules ascends the staircase to tell his dad he wants to leave. See more »

Quotes

Rod Nelson: Hey, Mister! Watch your talk!
Hercules: I can hear my talk. I cannot watch it.
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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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Arnold VS. The Bear in Central Park.
13 September 2004 | by DarthVSithSee all my reviews

That scene is by far the funniest yet horrible scene in film legacy. Arnold is in a chariot with his date when somehow a bear is on the loose in Central Park. For no apparent reason he runs off to fight it. They cut to the bear, And it stands up. Clearly, you can imagine the trainer behind the camera saying "BEAR UP" and it stands up. Now when Arnold fights the bear, It is a man in a costume which looks like it was purchased in Harlem. The back of the mans neck is showing as clear as day while him (the bear) and arnold duke it out. The man is swinging his fists like a MILL. You just cant take your eyes off it. And if you do, you are missing out on the funniest man vs. man (in a animal costume) fight in Film PERIOD.


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