The Incredible Hulk (1977–1982)
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The Incredible Hulk 

A troubled scientist's accidental overexposure to gamma radiation curses him with the tendency to change into a bestial green brute under extreme emotional stress.

Director:

Kenneth Johnson

Writer:

Kenneth Johnson
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Bill Bixby ... Dr. David Banner
Susan Sullivan ... Dr. Elaina Marks
Jack Colvin ... Jack McGee
Lou Ferrigno ... The Incredible Hulk
Susan Batson ... Mrs. Maier
Mario Gallo ... Mr. (Martin) Bram
Eric Server ... Policeman
Charles Siebert ... Ben
Terence Locke Terence Locke ... Young Man (as Terrence Locke)
June Whitley Taylor ... Woman
George Brenlin ... Man at Lake
Jake Mitchell Jake Mitchell ... Jerry
William Larsen ... Minister
Olivia Barash ... Girl at Lake
Eric Deon Eric Deon ... B.J.
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Storyline

David Banner, a research scientist who is haunted by the death of his wife whom he couldn't save in a car accident is researching how to tap the hidden reserves of incredible strength all humans have. While investigating episodes of people who have displayed such strength under times of great stress, he discovers that each one coincided with a solar flare spike of gamma radiation. Convinced by the link, Banner decides to put it to the test when he deliberately doses himself with gamma radiation. Unknown to him however, the machine was modified to give a far higher dose than he anticipated. While there was no immediate effect, that soon changes when on the way home, he forced to change a tire in the rain. He injures himself and the result anger and frustration transforms him into a massively powerful green giant, the Hulk. He eventually changes back and, now he must investigate what did this thing and face the consequences. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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A scientist is exposed to a massive dose of gamma rays - and becomes a superhuman beast...


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Trivia

The casting department sought Arnold Schwarzenegger for the role of the Hulk, but the producers felt that he wasn't tall enough. See more »

Goofs

Obvious "lady" stunt double for little girl, when she is in water on long shots. See more »

Quotes

Dr. David Banner: Mr McGee, your newspaper is only interested in reporting murder, rape, horoscopes, UFO's and Farrah Fawcett. I don't happen to fit into any of those categories - and I wish NOT to be interviewed.
Dr. David Banner: [walks off]
Jack McGee: All right, Dr. Banner. But I don't give up easily.
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Alternate Versions

Though originally shown as a two-hour TV-movie, it has been edited to be shown as two one-hour episodes for syndication. In order to make up for the additions of a recap of the first hour at the beginning of the second and a full second set of opening and closing titles, as well as for clearing more time for extra commercials, a significant amount of footage was excised, including all of Jack McGee's visit to Dr. Marks' home the morning after Banner's first "Hulk-out," during which he, unknown to either of them, glimpsed Banner over her shoulder. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Incredible Hulk: The Harder They Fall (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lonely Man
End titles by Joe Harnell
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The Hulk comes to our reality.
13 November 2000 | by aesgaard41See all my reviews

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if all of Marvel and D.C. 's came to our boring little reality to peacefully co-exist ? If we ever did have a Hulk,this is the closest thing.Gone is the Roswell-like cover-up of a green monster and here we have a closer and realistic version of a tabloid reporter seeking the truth in an X-File that even Mulder and Scully wouldn't even acknowledge.Ten stars for the most sympathetic and misunderstood monster.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der unglaubliche Hulk See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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