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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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Storyline

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

While Bill Bixby's terminal health is cited as the factor for postponing and ultimately scrapping a follow up movie that was not the case. The decision was made prior to Bixby's health becoming an issue, and was based on ratings declines by the film 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

Dr. Ronald Pratt: David, there is chance that I can rid you of this thing! But I have to see it, I have to study it David!
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Follows The Incredible Hulk (1978) See more »

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And Something Ends
Performed by Chris Forde
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Ang Lee was not here...mercifully!
6 May 2005 | by uds3See all my reviews

For all the phony fx and Ferrigno's campy though lovable Hulkisms, this film is everything that Lee's pathetic re-hash wasn't!

Bixby as David Banner had such pathos and dignity. Being older than most reviewers here, I remember fondly the late Bill Bixby in "My Favorite Martian" (another TV series unwisely and embarrassingly updated for the big screen....think "The Flintstones," "Mission Impossible," "Wild Wild West," "I Spy," etc - all complete and utter dead losses) But as I was saying, Bixby was an utter gentleman, and in this film he gives us the tortured scientist who carries this unwanted creature of destruction within him. He conveys vividly, his pain, his desperation and his regret for his wayward experimentation. Bana in the remake was a totally miscast idiotic wuss and with less credibility than the tea lady. Everything Bixby and Ferrigno stood for was washed down the plughole in two hours of split-screen insensitivity and dumbass special effects. Ferrigno...green and in tight beach shorts looks way better!

I recently bought this DVD for a miserable $2.95 in a bargain-bin. It is the only time I have ever felt saddened by the fact. This film and Bixby himself should never have been thus demeaned.This is a movie that is far better than its production values might otherwise suggest. Bixby directs (and acts) with commendable emotion.

At the end, it is almost as if he sensed his own approaching mortality. The Hulk had been such a huge part of his life, those two words "I'm free" might be seen as pretty much his epitaph.

If you laugh at this film, you should never have been watching it!


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