7.6/10
1,251
32 user 2 critic

Hercules Returns (1993)

When Brad quits his job at a large cinema chain, to open his own picture theatre, his ex-boss sabotages the opening night by switching the Italian film with a non-subtitled version. Brad ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Brad McBain
Michael Carman ...
Sir Michael Kent
...
Lisa
...
Brendon Suhr ...
King
Nicholas Politis ...
Phone executive (as Nick Polites)
Lance Anderson ...
Wolf whistler
Laurie Dobson ...
...
Drunk
Burt Cooper ...
Frightened man
Tom Coltraine ...
Dent double
Des Mangan ...
Sally Patience ...
Labia / Murial / Fanny / Delilah (voice)
Matthew King ...
Charlie (voice)
Tammy McCarthy ...
(voice)
Edit

Storyline

When Brad quits his job at a large cinema chain, to open his own picture theatre, his ex-boss sabotages the opening night by switching the Italian film with a non-subtitled version. Brad and his team hilariously improvise the dialogue to avert disaster. Written by Lovecross

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 September 1993 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Double Take Meets Hercules  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The inspiration for this film, was a live stage show (performed in various local theatres and cinemas), where Australian actors and comics, would stage funny voiceovers, on top of old B-Grade movies. The backdrop for this film, was an old Italian 'sword and sandal' epic from the 1960's named, "Hercules, Samson, Maciste, and Ursus: The Invincibles" (Ercole, Sansone, Maciste E Ursus: Gli Invincibili). Depending on the region, the original 1964 film, was released as "The Great Battle" (Le Grand Defi), "Battle of the Giants" (Combate dei Gigantes), "Triumph of the Giants" (Trionfo dei Gigantes), and also as, "Samson And His Mighty Challenge" (Sansone E La Sua Sfida Potente). See more »

Quotes

Hercules: Watch the next punch after this one, it won't even connect! See!
See more »

Crazy Credits

Location: Melbourne Australia, and Somewhere in Spain in 1963 See more »

Connections

Edited from Samson and the Mighty Challenge (1964) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
My favourite comedy of all time
31 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

You don't have to be appreciative of Australian humour to absolutely love this movie. For those of you who don't know who Des Managan is, it really makes little difference.

I discovered this movie purely by chance and have spent the last five years trying to get a copy of it.

The pure comedic genius of the humour coupled with the protagonists love of cinema theatre - he leaves his boss with a simple presentation of "the bird" in visual form, makes this movie great.

It is endlessly quotable for us true geeks with such wonderful phrases as "geese mum I'm not gonna marry a guy with bigger tits than me" and the spoof performance of "oh yes I'm the great pretender" I cannot fault it in anyway and strongly suggest you watch it if you can get hold of a copy at all - this is an all time classic which all too few of us have had the pleasure of watching.

If you don't laugh til you wet yourself, I'll personally give you your money back...........


18 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page