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The Adventures of Hercules (1985)

Le avventure dell'incredibile Ercole (original title)
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Hercules searches for the Seven Thunderbolts of Zeus, which have been stolen by renegade gods.


Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)


Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Ferrigno ... Hercules
Milly Carlucci ... Urania
Sonia Viviani Sonia Viviani ... Glaucia
William Berger ... King Minos
Carla Ferrigno ... Athena (as Carlotta Green)
Claudio Cassinelli ... Zeus
Ferdinando Poggi ... Poseidon (as Nando Poggi)
Maria Rosaria Omaggio ... Hera
Venantino Venantini ... High Priest
Laura Lenzi ... Flora
Margie Newton ... Aphrodite (as Margi Newton)
Cindy Leadbetter ... Ilia
Raf Baldassarre ... Atreus
Serena Grandi ... Euryale
Eva Robins ... Dedalos (as Eva Robbins)


When three traitorous goddesses steal seven magical thunderbolts with unearthly power, it falls to one man with the strength of one hundred to save the universe from eternal chaos and darkness: Hercules. As an Olympian array of monstrous villains line up to claim Hercules' head, our protagonist must summon every last ounce of his formidable strength to defeat them all, recover the thunderbolts, and take to the cosmos itself for one final battle with his arch-nemesis, King Minos.

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Adventure | Fantasy


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Did You Know?


Margie Newton has never seen the film. She was suffering from anorexia at the time and finds it difficult to look at herself in the role. See more »


When Herc and Urania see the shield on the beach, it is only partially covered with sand and easily visible as they approach it. In the next scene Urania is bending down to uncover it and it is completely covered and not visible until she removes the sand and lifts it. See more »


Hercules: I must find a way to overcome the fire monster's radiant hate.
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Italian disco nightmare
18 March 2002 | by GangsteroctopusSee all my reviews

This movie is pretty awful. Not like the old Steve Reeves pictures were not great cinema to begin with, but at least they made some semblance of an effort to at least vaguely resemble the mythology on which they were based. The Ferrigno pictures, on the other hand, don't even bother at all for the most part, other than using the names of characters from Greek (and some Roman) mythology. Instead this picture takes a 'Star Wars' + video game sort of route, creating a nonsensical farrago of cruddy-looking back-projected setpieces and some of the lamest fight sequences you'll ever see (Ferrigno moves like a ground sloth on quaaludes and, consequently, all the people he fights have to be sure and not move any faster). The climactic animated neon showdown between Minos (a character who predated the Hercules of mythology by at least a generation and in no way resembled the fellow in this film) and Hercules is the pinnacle of Italian cheapjack cinema. Utter crap.

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4 October 1985 (USA) See more »

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