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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... David Banner
... The Hulk
... Jack McGee
... Maggie Shaw
... Mike Fouche
... Joshua Lambert
... Zack Lambert
... Jack LeBeau
... Thor (as Eric Kramer)
Steve Levitt ... Donald Blake
William Riley ... Sgt. Lindsey
... Capt. Brills
Donald Willis ... Elwood
... Barner (as Carl Nick Ciafalio)
Bobby McLaughlin ... Roarke (as Bobby Travis McLaughlin)
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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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Jack Colvin suffered a minor stroke shortly after his work on the film was finished. As a result, he largely stepped away from acting, which resulted in him being unable to reprise his role as McGee in either of the follow up movies. See more »

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When Donald Blake is in the cave and first finds Thor's hammer inside his sarcophagus, he mentions the room was filled with thunder and the lid of the sarcophagus was blown off on its own. However, strings attached the lid are clearly visible when they pull it off of the sarcophagus. See more »

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[Thor opens the door to David's apartment, holding a mug of beer and wearing only a bath towel around his waist, and McGee looks at Thor with shock]
Thor: What is it that you pound on my door with such insolence?
Jack McGee: Insolence? No! Um... I, uh - I'm, uh, looking for a man...
Thor: You have found one!
[Thor takes a sip from his beer mug]
Jack McGee: Yeah, but this is a particular man.
Thor: Oh, *I* am a particular man.
Jack McGee: Name's, uh, Banion.
[Thor starts walking outside and McGee backs away]
Thor: Especially about those that I speak with. ...
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When the show left the air in 1982, The Incredible Hulk is all but forgotten. The cast are back with a little twist, they put Thor in the reunion movie. Unlike the TV show, they indeed put in another Marvel character to make the movie worthwhile. I know my comics very well, I know that Thor(Eric Kramer) and The Hulk(Lou Ferrigno) are few of the strong titans around. And Ithink that the fight between the two could have been better. And I'm surprised that Banner(Bill Bixby, 1934-93) didn't pin the blame on Thor. Banner goes by Banion since Jack McGee(Jack Colvin) is after the creature. When McGee goes too far, it's up to the heroes to make the save. Thor takes out the car with Mjollnir(The Hammer), and the Hulk takes out the rest of the trash including Mcgee who had to "hang around" for the police to question him. I know his reporter days are permanently suspended! This reunion movie was great, and when I was younger, I was very afraid of the show. Goes to show how silly I was, I watch reruns nowadays, and I laugh my head off at everything. Great movie, great story, will Banner find the cure? Or will he keep trying? See the movie, enjoy the shows while you can. Rating 5 stars.


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