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Hercules (1983)

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The story of the Greek mythological figure, updated in this 80's version.

Director:

Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)

Writer:

Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Ferrigno ... Hercules
Brad Harris ... King Augeias
Sybil Danning ... Adriana
Rossana Podestà ... Hera
Ingrid Anderson Ingrid Anderson ... Cassiopeia
Mirella D'Angelo ... Circe
William Berger ... King Minos
Bobby Rhodes ... King Xenodama
Gianni Garko ... Valcheus (as John Garko)
Yehuda Efroni ... Dorcon
Delia Boccardo ... Athena
Claudio Cassinelli ... Zeus
Franco Garofalo ... The Thief (as Frank Garland)
Gabriella Giorgelli ... Mother (as Gabriella George)
Raf Baldassarre Raf Baldassarre ... Sostratos (as Ralph Baldassar)
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Storyline

King Minos and sorceress Adriana plan to conquer the world with her magic and his giant robots. To make matters worse, they also plan to sacrifice Hercules' love interest Cassiopeia. Hercules teams up with sorceress Circe and tries to save both his girl and the world.

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The Legend Lives! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

26 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hercules See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,473,635, 28 August 1983

Gross USA:

$10,676,194

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,676,194
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Runtime:

(1984) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sybil Danning had a huge crush on her musclebound on-set partner, Lou Ferrigno, although he was not interested in her, romantically (he was married). In her future interviews she would call Ferrigno a "fine specimen of masculinity." Ferrigno was in peak physical condition during the filming. See more »

Goofs

When the serpents attack baby Hercules, the long shot with showing the baby and his hands, but the close up shot clearly shows and adults hands killing them. See more »

Quotes

King Minos: Could I just see it grow a little bit? It would mean a great deal to me.
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"Could I just see it grow a little bit? It would mean a great deal to me."
19 April 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Cheesy greatness from Cannon and those geniuses Golan-Globus combines post-Star Wars science fantasy with 1960s Italian sword & sandal movies. The pre-credits history of the universe is highly informative. I never realized that's how it all came to be. My teachers were liars. Lou Ferrigno is an impressive sight to behold, for sure. Each of his pecs is bigger than my head. Zeus looks like Jon Stewart with a crown and fake beard. Sexy Sybil Danning isn't in this nearly enough but is enjoyable when she is. Ingrid Anderson is gorgeous and her revealing outfit in the latter half of the movie made me drool.

The dubbing, special effects, sets, and costumes are all cheap but fun. The stop-motion mechanical monsters are beyond cute. The highlights of the movie are Hercules' many impressive feats of strength, such as hurling a bear into space and creating the constellation Ursa Major or pushing apart two bodies of land and creating the continents of Europe and Africa. Again, my teachers were liars. Watch baby Hercules kill the snakes -- that poor baby didn't understand what the heck they had him doing!

This is an entertaining movie. I really don't see how you cannot find it fun to watch. Granted, most of that fun comes from the unintentional comedy it produces but that's still something, right? If I have to watch a movie that is technically and artistically lacking in any kind of quality, I would rather it be a movie like this that has some comedic value than some boring A-list movie that has me sitting on my hands the whole time.


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