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Hercules (1983)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hercules
... King Augeias
... Adriana
... Hera
Ingrid Anderson ... Cassiopea
... Circe
... King Minos
... King Xenodama
... Valcheus (as John Garko)
... Dorcon
... Athena
... Zeus
... The Thief (as Frank Garland)
... Mother (as Gabriella George)
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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Adventure | Fantasy

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Release Date:

26 August 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Herkules  »

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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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(1984) | (DVD)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It was Director Lewis Coates that wanted a more special effects heavy version of the film. He lamented the fact that the effects didn't come out as smoothly in the final cut of the film as he originally hoped they would because of the films' budget. See more »

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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

Circe: You made me fall in love! And when that happens to a sorceress, she loses all her powers. It's the law of Aphrodite. I, the enchantress, have been enchanted!
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Only for devoted Barabarian movie fans...
14 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Sword and Sorcery, D and D, whatever you want to call it, it was a genre unto itself back in the day. And this, this is one of the defining movies of that genre, like it or not. I, myself, am a huge sword and sorcery movie, comic, and TV show fan. I own many things relating to Conan and started a 'barbarian brothers' website when there was no info on them to be found on the internet. So, naturally, the fact that this movie is cheesy, campy, and just plain over the top appeals to me. And, as an amateur bodybuilder and longtime fan of 'classic' bodybuilding- of which Lou is an integral part, I enjoy this movie as one of Lou's best. Every other comment has given the basic plot, told about the special effects and so forth. But, I just want to say, If you are into this particular genre, this movie is a must have. The coloring, scenery, effect, sounds and especially the magnificent muscles of Mr. Ferrigno make it very enjoyable. It's not so much like sipping champagne and dining on caviar as it is like having beef jerky and pop. But, hey, sometimes you just crave some calorie rich fun food! It is now available on a double-sided DVD with Hercules 2- which, yes, is even more over the top.


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