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The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 22 May 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.

Directors:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Bixby hadn't acted for the past four years until he made "The Incredible Hulk Returns" in 1988. Personal tragedy had led to his keeping a low profile. See more »

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After Thor says "I think I made it angry", the Hulk throws him through a window of the main lab and Thor lands on the roof outside. However, when the Hulk is in the broken window looking out at Thor, the Hulk is in a new room and not in the main lab. See more »

Quotes

Jack LeBeau: Let me get this straight, okay? Crystal clear. A big green man, Fouche? This is what I'm hearing? A big green man prevented you from accomplishing your mission?
Fouche: We can't be sure what we saw even *was* a man.
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The Hulk returns...with a beer drinking Viking
2 January 2007 | by ODDBearSee all my reviews

For those who didn't exactly take the series seriously might have a heck of a time with this comeback movie for The Incredible Hulk. But for those who did take them seriously (those being me), I find this a rather silly entry.

The humane aspect is what fueled the series. Bill Bixby was an irresistible lead and his quest for a cure never failed to be interesting. In short it was the drama that made the show as appealing as it was. In The Incredible Hulk Returns we see him team up with Thundergod Thor as David's attempts to cure himself are once again thrashed. The Hulk and Thor battle criminals who are out to steal David's machine, the one he built which might have helped to cure him.

The film starts off well and then goes downward after Thor's introduction. He's made to be pretty silly but still he's engagingly played by Eric Kramer and somehow he's pretty likable. The action scenes are fine and the Hulk moments are solid. Lou Ferrigno looks incredible and everything concerning David Banner and the Hulk is good stuff. But the campy feel and humor is something the shows didn't go much for and undermine the whole proceedings, like it wasn't taken seriously enough. But maybe that's what they were aiming for.

Jack Colvin makes a welcome return as relentless reporter Jack McGee who once again misses out on the big story. As always Bixby is rock solid and the flick works in some places but misses in others.

It's still an above average entertainment for a fan of the series.


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