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The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 18 February 1990
The finale of the television series about Dr. David Banner, a scientist who transforms into a mighty, larger-than-life creature called the Hulk when he gets angry. Desperately attempting to... See full summary »

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Bill Bixby

Writer:

Gerald Di Pego
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Bixby ... David Banner
Lou Ferrigno ... The Hulk
Elizabeth Gracen ... Jasmin
Philip Sterling ... Dr. Ronald Pratt
Barbara Tarbuck ... Amy Pratt
Anna Katarina ... Bella / Voshenko (as Anna Katerina)
John Novak ... Zed
Andreas Katsulas ... Kasha
Chilton Crane ... Betty
Carla Ferrigno ... Bank Teller
Duncan Fraser ... Tom
Dwight McFee ... Brenn (as Dwight Mcfee)
Lindsay Bourne Lindsay Bourne ... Crane
Mina E. Mina Mina E. Mina ... Pauley
Marlane O'Brien Marlane O'Brien ... Luanne Cole
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The finale of the television series about Dr. David Banner, a scientist who transforms into a mighty, larger-than-life creature called the Hulk when he gets angry. Desperately attempting to purge himself of his monster-like alter ego, Banner sneaks into a research laboratory. During the critical experiment to purge him of the Hulk once and for all, a spy sabotages the laboratory. Banner falls in love with the spy, Jasmin, who performs missions only because her sister is being held hostage by Jasmin's superiors. Banner and Jasmin attempt to escape from the enemy agents to rebuild their lives together, but the Hulk is never far from them. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

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Dr. David Banner is about to come face to face with the beast that lives inside him. Which one of them will survive? See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Death of the Incredible Hulk: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Hulk's death in this film has been a topic of discussion since its release, owing to some consistency issues. In this film, the Hulk shows increased superhuman strength over what he had during the television series' run; while in the episode 'The Hulk Breaks Las Vegas' it was able to topple one small tractor with both of his arms, in this film he is able to stop two visibly larger tractors, one with each arm, to the point that they break down. Also, during the scene in the lab where the Hulk is contained in a force-field, Banner heals from his inch-long laceration in a matter of seconds, which he was unable to do both as Banner or Hulk throughout the course of the TV series. Such injuries would take at least an hour for the Hulk to heal from, and it is in Hulk form that his healing factor works at its fastest. These two instances confirm that over time, the Hulk's powers increase substantially, allowing him to exert more strength and heal from his injuries faster. Despite this development, both Banner and Hulk die by falling from a plane explosion in the end. In the season 4 episode 'Free Fall', Banner falls from an even steeper height than in this case, and yet manages to survive without any injury as he turns into the Hulk when he crashes into a tool shed. However, he is fatally injured when landing on the ground in Hulk form. Adding to this is the fact that there are no burns on the Hulk's body, even though he was right inside the plane as it exploded mid-air. These major inconsistencies were subject to criticism following the film's release. These decisions are presumed to be deliberate, as there was going to be a follow-up to this film where the Hulk and Banner were revived. But, with the mediocre ratings of this film, and Bill Bixby's health issue, that sequel never took off, leaving this film to be the definite ending to the series. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, before the Hulk lands, the ground he lands on can be seen to move right before he lands on it. See more »

Quotes

Amy Pratt: God bless you, son.
David Banner: God bless us all.
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Connections

Follows The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

And Something Ends
Performed by Chris Forde
Courtesy of Courtship Music
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True Hulk fans will love it. Everyone else? Hmm...
26 December 2008 | by rooprectSee all my reviews

My glowing review is biased by green fever. But even so, this is a fantastic movie. Unlike the last 2 "New Hulk" abominations in 2003 and 2008, this is old school Hulk. NO CGI COMPUTER NONSENSE. No digitally manipulated fake muscles. This is just plain Lou, looking bulkier, hulkier and downright scarier than ever. All the graphic computers in the world can't make a creature 1/10th as convincing as Lou with a bucket of green paint. Damn straight.

Bill Bixby himself looks to be in top form, which is terribly ironic considering his tragic death of cancer 2 years later. But for what it's worth, this episode is like a time machine to that classic show from the 70s. Its only flaw is the lack of Jack Colvin ("Mr. McGee") as the third major character in the Hulk series.

About the story... everyone listen up. "The Incredible Hulk" is, was, and always shall be an adaptation of a comic book. It dwells in a surreal world where bizarre characters like Thor, Daredevil and evil Russian spies make their entrances and exits, and we the audience aren't supposed to get bent out of shape. It's a world where nothing is unbelievable. So if you're going to be a cynical, skeptical, stinky mcpoophead, then go watch "On Golden Pond" and leave the fun to the rest of us kiddies.

With that said, though, this is by far the most realistic of the Hulk trilogy. In plot, acting and direction, it shows a level of maturity unlike its predecessors. Some very sobering themes are touched upon here, made all the more tragic in the context of director/star Bill Bixby's real life battle with cancer. One can't help but wonder if, in this film, the creature was a metaphor for Mr. Bixby's own condition and his attempts to free himself. Keep that in mind as you watch the film and I promise it will leave you stunned and amazed.

The final scene is just breathtaking. I won't ruin it, but I'll just say it has to be one of the most memorable scenes in all of film. As you see it, pay attention to the darkness and surreal lighting, listen to song which is playing, consider the very last line (cliché as it may seem, it's absolutely perfect), and take your hat off to the great Bill Bixby.


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