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The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988)

Hopefully on the verge of curing his Hulk condition, Banner meets his colleague, Don Blake, who is mystically linked to a Viking warrior, Thor.

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Nicholas Corea, Bill Bixby (uncredited)

Writers:

Stan Lee (character), Nicholas Corea
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Bixby ... David Banner
Lou Ferrigno ... The Hulk
Jack Colvin ... Jack McGee
Lee Purcell ... Maggie Shaw
Charles Napier ... Mike Fouche
John Gabriel ... Joshua Lambert
Jay Baker ... Zack Lambert
Tim Thomerson ... Jack LeBeau
Eric Allan Kramer ... Thor (as Eric Kramer)
Steve Levitt Steve Levitt ... Donald Blake
William Riley William Riley ... Sgt. Lindsey
Tom Finnegan Tom Finnegan ... Capt. Brills
Donald Willis Donald Willis ... Elwood
Carl Ciarfalio ... Barner (as Carl Nick Ciafalio)
Bobby McLaughlin Bobby McLaughlin ... Roarke (as Bobby Travis McLaughlin)
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Storyline

It's been two years since the Hulk has surfaced, and Dr David Bruce Banner is on the verge of curing himself of the Hulk. A device he helped create, the Gamma Transponder, will rid him of his own Gamma radiation, among other uses. Enter Don Blake, a former colleague of Banner's, who is now in possession of a mystic hammer which can summon Thor, an ancient Viking warrior. When the Gamma Transponder is nearly stolen and Banner's girlfriend is kidnapped, Banner must abandon the hope of being cured and rely on the Hulk and Thor to save the day. Written by Chris Holland <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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His pent-up anger has been seething for 6 long years! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Rückkehr des unheimlichen Hulk See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Charles Napier, who plays the role of Mike Fouche, guest-starred twice on the original Hulk TV series as other characters. Additionally, he provided the growling sounds of The Hulk on the show. See more »

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When the thugs attack David Banner and his co-worker Roy at the lab right before the second Hulk out, Mike screams at Roy and tries to shoot him. Banner grabs Mike's arm and causes him to shoot one of his thugs in the chest instead. However, within a few seconds after David starts to turn into the Hulk, the thug who was shot is uninjured and is helping the thugs attack Roy. See more »

Quotes

Doctor David Banner: [after Thor leaves the main lab] Well, at least your Mr. Hyde can be reasonable. Even likable.
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The Hulk And Thor Kick Butt!
7 June 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

This was a fantastic movie. After an absence of about six years the Hulk was back teaming up with the Norse god Thor to battle a bunch of gangsters. The film may have had minor faults but not enough to spoil my enjoyment of the movie.

The Hulk certainly looked different. He seemed a lighter shade of green, he seemed taller and he definitely looked more muscular. But he looked in great shape as he battled with Thor and then teamed with Thor.

Thor was another comic book character from Marvel. The comic book Thor had a red cape and could fly. This Thor could not fly and had no red cape but to be honest that would have looked rather corny on film. Eric Allen Kramer played Thor who laughed in the face of danger and only seemed truly happy when he was involved in a battle.

The movie itself could be considered different to the original series. This movie was more like an episode of Knight Rider with it's stunts and it's action but I'm not complaining.

Jack Colvin was back as Jack McGee in this movie. It would be the final time we saw McGee as he would not return in the next two films. He didn't really have a prominent role in this film, certainly not as prominent as he had in the series. That was my only complaint.

All in all, a great movie. Fans of comic books will love it.


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