A man pretending to be Hercules is killed while rescuing two children from a collapsed mine, and prosecutor Spencius accuses the real Hercules of the man's death as well as disrespecting the gods. As Spencius examines witnesses who had encountered Hercules and twists their stories into showing Hercules in a bad light, Hercules battles his own conscience as to how responsible he is for others' actions, leading to an impassioned Spartucus-style speech at the end.
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Dirce says to Queen Melissa "You're an uncommonly beautiful woman" which is ironic as the same actress plays both characters. See more
In the cave man that claimed to be Hercules supports broken beam.
After rescuing children spoken man falls to the ground and the beam swings on the rope to the right side of screen. In the next shot, when Hercules is running to rescue him, the beam is not visible. See more
Hercules means well, but we can't ignore the facts. Around him, because of what he does, people die. A lot. He causes others to reach beyond their abilities. He admits his dislike of the gods and encourages us all to ignore their edicts. He disrupts our order, our perfect order. Think of the effect on future generations. Heroism. Follow your heart. Do what you think is best. It corrupts our youth. It puts the future of our great city-state in peril. It's treason!
Due to extensive DNA testing, Hercules was proven innocent during the production of this motion picture. See more