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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 ... 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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Our Superhero Is Back In A Brand New Action Packed Adventure. See more »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1988 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lou Ferrigno wears a new wig as the Hulk in this TV movie and its sequels. The wig was changed because Ferrigno's hearing problems got worse and a new wig was required to better hide the new hearing aid he was using. See more »

Goofs

In the fight on the beach when Thor and Hulk fight the goons from the copter, the green make-up on the Hulk's face is noticeably lighter than that used on his body. See more »

Quotes

Donald Blake: I guess we could all learn something from the big goof.
Doctor David Banner: You sound like a man who's made peace with himself and his new partner.
Donald Blake: Yeah. Thor and I are a part of each other.
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A very entertaining tv movie
26 June 2003 | by daniel-maySee all my reviews

I first watched this movie when i was 6 years old. Im 15 now and i still enjoy it. I was always fascinated by the incredible hulk, and with Lou Ferrigno's wonderful performance, you'll never be able to leave your seats.

My favourite scene was David Banner seeing thor for the first time i thought that scene was brilliantly done. However, this film has its weaknesses. The main weakness was the scene where the hulk is trying to pull the helicopter down, i thought he could do that himself and not have thor to help him, despite that they still couldn't pull the helicopter down.

However this didn't really effect the entertainment too much. It is a great shame that the late Bill Bixby isn't with us.


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