The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
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Death in the Family 

Dr. David Banner tries to find out why, when he is under stress or pressure, he turns into a giant, green, violent monster.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Laurie Prange ...
Margaret Griffith
Victor Mohica ...
Ann Weldon ...
Linda Wiser ...
2nd Nurse
Lab Technician
Janet Adams ...
3rd Nurse


When David makes his way to a hospital that has a machine that might be able to help him with his problem--turning into the Hulk. He meets a young woman who's crippled and collapses. He brings her to her house and David can't help but notice that the treatment her doctor is giving her is strange. And when David starts asking questions, her step-mother tries to get rid of him. Written by

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Driven by rage. Pursued by an investigative reporter. Wanted for a murder he didn't commit. See more »





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27 November 1977 (USA)  »

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This episode featured a longer opening narrative that included more detail about the creature's origin and Elana's death. See more »


When David is talking to Mrs. Griffin about her daughter, the hand holding her cigarette changes from shot to shot. See more »


Dr. David Bruce Banner: Julie, I think the whole thing is pschycological.
Juliet Griffith: Now why would I not want to walk?
Dr. David Bruce Banner: I don't know. You loved your dad a lot. Maybe you feel guilty because he died and you didn't.
Juliet Griffith: Oh come on, that has nothing to do with it. I mean why would it be my legs anyway?
Dr. David Bruce Banner: Guilt! People have lost things they love because of guilt! Painters have lost their eyesight. It does happen.
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Followed by The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990) See more »

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Good Sequel Film.
23 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Second outing for Bill Bixby as Doctor David Banner, now on the run after he is believed killed in a lab explosion, fleeing from the dogged pursuit of reporter Jack McGee, once again memorably played by Jack Colvin, and of course muscular Lou Ferrigno returns as the Hulk, who is more hero than monster, though uncontrollable.

Story has David helping disabled heiress Julie Griffith(played by Laurie Prange)who is being undermined by her manipulative, cold-hearted stepmother(played as such by Dorothy Tristan) Fine supporting actor William Daniels is more effective as her corrupt doctor, who is in on the plot. Gerald McRaney makes the first of four appearances, all as different characters(!) and is believable as the manipulated love interest of Julie. Plot is contrived, but entertaining, though climax with bear should have been trimmed...

Memorable ending sets up subsequent TV series quite well.

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