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Hulk (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi | 20 June 2003 (USA)
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Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.

Director:

Ang Lee

Writers:

Stan Lee (Marvel comic book character), Jack Kirby (Marvel comic book character) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Bana ... Bruce Banner
Jennifer Connelly ... Betty Ross
Sam Elliott ... Ross
Josh Lucas ... Talbot
Nick Nolte ... Father
Paul Kersey ... Young David Banner
Cara Buono ... Edith Banner
Todd Tesen Todd Tesen ... Young Ross
Kevin Rankin ... Harper
Celia Weston ... Mrs. Krensler
Mike Erwin ... Teenage Bruce Banner
Lou Ferrigno ... Security Guard
Stan Lee ... Security Guard
Regi Davis ... Security Guard
Craig Damon Craig Damon ... Security Guard
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Storyline

Bruce Banner, a brilliant scientist with a cloudy past about his family, is involved in an accident in his laboratory causing him to become exposed to gamma radiation and Nanomeds (a tiny life form that is supposed to heal wounds, but has killed everything with which they have made contact). Confused and curious about his survival, Banner discovers that since the accident, whenever he becomes angry, he transforms into a giant green monster destroying everything in sight in an act of rage. Bruce's mysterious past and the answer to why the radiation had this effect becomes revealed to him as his birth father David Banner intervenes with hopes to continue experimenting on him. Written by ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Unleash the fury! See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some disturbing images and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

UIP [Germany]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Green See more »

Filming Locations:

Universal City, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$137,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,128,420, 22 June 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$132,177,234

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,107,712
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ang Lee said that the opening montage is like an overture to an opera. See more »

Goofs

(Around 1:49:47) When Hulk thuds into the water after being thrown off the jet from space, the splash is seen to rise only a few feet in the air. However, from such a height, the water would have splashed up for at least several miles. See more »

Quotes

Betty Ross: [Deleted scene, Betty receives a phone call] Hello?
Bruce Banner: Hey.
Betty Ross: Hey. How are you?
Bruce Banner: I'm fine.
Betty Ross: You sure?
Bruce Banner: Yeah.
Betty Ross: What are you doing?
Bruce Banner: I'm just sitting here, thinking about you, about your dream.
Betty Ross: Which dream?
Bruce Banner: In the desert.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are bright green, and cast shadows and reflections. See more »

Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut to secure a "Not under 12" rating. Removed were the torturing of Hulk with electro shocks in the Army camp and the death of the frog. The DVD contains the complete version. See more »


Soundtracks

Hulk Escapes
Written by Danny Elfman, Don Harper & Trevor Morris
Featured Vocals by Natacha Atlas
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Ahead of its time - Good back story
21 May 2016 | by daveogilvieSee all my reviews

If you saw this when it first came out, you would probably have hated the split screen cut away's etc The story seemed complicated at the time and it was the first re-enactment since the TV series so a lot of the audience had a sentimental attachment to Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno. I've watched this on TV over the years and for some reason I am strongly drawn to it. I just think its underrated. Watching it now 21st May 2016 I think it does fit in with the Marvel Universe and offers a good backstory especially of his love for Betty Ross. The affects are not totally bad as when you watch you become more enthralled with the story. I am still not a fan of the split screen/24 dual story imaging but otherwise I think it is an underrated film. I'm neither DC or Marvel i'm more the action hero and for me it was always Superman and Spiderman /Incredible Hulk as the also rans. Superman was just the hero. As a kid growing up nothing more i'd love to do sometimes would be wear a shirt id grown out of and try and do muscular stretches at 10 and burst that old school shirt. This film has grown on me now i'm 43 and while I did n't like it at the time its grown on me the more I've seen it over the years on TV. Superman Returns V Hulk then this wins as Superman Returns was such a missed opportunity. Casting is great Bana,Elliot,Connelly and even Nolte buying into comic book Folk Lore for the time. When I first watched Hulk id have given it a 5.5 i'd now have to say its worth a 7. The special effects are not bad still - ie they draw you in and you don';t question the rendering like some tech head. The story seems easier to understand and HULK as a character fits in with the current Avengers Marvel Universe. Overall it's a film thats aged well and should be up-rated rather than under rated.


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