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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Circle of Fire (1994)

Hercules and Deianeira go in search of fire to save the world from cold. All the world's fire are fast going out. Hercules' father, Zeus, is on hand to help (and sometime hinder) the two.


Doug Lefler


Christian Williams (creator), Barry Pullman | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Sorbo ... Hercules
Anthony Quinn ... Zeus
Tawny Kitaen ... Deianeira
Kevin Atkinson Kevin Atkinson ... Cheiron
Stephanie Barrett Stephanie Barrett ... Phaedra
Christopher Brougham Christopher Brougham ... Warlock / Janus
Nell Weatherly Nell Weatherly ... Hag / Girl
Simone Kessell ... Girl / Hag
Alexander Gandar Alexander Gandar ... Telemon
Joseph Greer Joseph Greer ... Peleus
Kerry Gallagher Kerry Gallagher ... Amalthea
John Watson John Watson ... Temple Priest
Sharon Tyrell ... Temple Priestess (as Sharon Tyrrell)
Mark Ferguson ... Prometheus
Yvonne Lawley Yvonne Lawley ... Peasant Woman


Hercules and Deianeira go in search of fire to save the world from cold. All the world's fire are fast going out. Hercules' father, Zeus, is on hand to help (and sometime hinder) the two. Written by Rob Hartill

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Hercules: Father, she stole Prometheus's torch. She robbed the people of fire, now don't tell me the King of the Gods don't know about that.
Zeus: I want you to forget about it!
Hercules: Forget about it.
Zeus: Yes! Forget it!
Hercules: How can I forget about it? Don't you care about people? People all over the Earth, are... they're gonna freeze to death. You don't give a damn do you? You don't even care.
Zeus: Why do you think i spend so much time on Earth? Because I love people, people like your mother, and yourself.
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Followed by Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995) See more »

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"When the ancient gods were petty and cruel, and they plagued mankind with suffering, only one man dared to challenge their power – Hercules"
19 June 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

All of the world's fires are going out. Who's responsible? If you said anybody but Hera, welcome to your first Hercules TV movie. The third of the five made-for-TV Hercules movies starring Kevin Sorbo that preceded the Hercules: The Legendary Journeys series. This one has Hercules and Deianeira (Tawny Kitaen) trying to restart the world's fire while lighting one of their own. This Deianeira is not the same one from the last movie, played by Renee O'Connor, although there are certainly similarities that suggest a connection. Both women stand up for the mistreated and both banter with Hercules. The difference is that with busty Kitaen there's an added sexual attraction with Sorbo's Hercules that was missing before. Personally I still prefer the ROC version, for a variety of reasons. Tawny's hot but she doesn't do feisty or spunky well.

The Hercules series, and these movies, were fun adventure stories. Very simple with few pretensions of being more. Nothing wrong with that. If you like to shut your mind off for awhile and just enjoy some good old-fashioned escapism, you should have a good time with this. The Prometheus stuff is pretty cool-looking and one of my favorite parts from any of these movies. Plus this one features Hercules vs Zeus...sort of.

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Release Date:

31 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras de Hércules - O Círculo de Fogo See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Renaissance Pictures See more »
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1.33 : 1
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