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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 ... Cassiopea
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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Taglines:

The World Needed a Hero. It Got a Legend. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

26 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Herkules 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
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1984) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was chosen to be part of famous german "SchleFaZ" series. It was aired April 2018 on german TV station Tele5. "SchleFaZ" is a german abbreviation, means "the worst films ever". In that series 2 hosts present the whole film and make fun of it throughout the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Hercules rescues Cassiopea from the pit, Ariadne appears in the entrance, spear in hand. Herc throws his sword and she falls dead in the doorway. In the next scene as Herc and Cassiopea are leaving, they walk right through the area where Ariadne fell but her body is gone. The following scene is a closeup of Ariadne's body quickly decomposing and disappearing. See more »

Quotes

Hercules: Why am I stronger than other men? Why does my strength bring so many sorrows upon my head?
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Did anyone else notice the close-up dialog?
28 October 2009 | by agatsu55-567-969116See all my reviews

I loved this movie, as well as Lou's Sinbad. One of my favorite features of the movie was the "dialog of the nod." If you watch most of the expository scenes you'll see the camera close-up is on the listener, not the speaker. So what you get visually is the reaction of the non-speaking actor. This seemed very consistent through the movie.

I figured this trick was use to make dubbing in any language possible without bothering to lip-sync. But once you notice, it get pretty hilarious.

The sound effects when Hercules throws the bear into space (it bounces around to the sound of a pinball machine) is another great cinematic moment; we watched this one scene half a dozen times, laughing our heads off.


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