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Hercules (2014)

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Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.

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Brett Ratner

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Ryan J. Condal (screenplay by), Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Hercules
Ian McShane ... Amphiaraus
John Hurt ... Lord Cotys
Rufus Sewell ... Autolycus
Aksel Hennie ... Tydeus
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal ... Atalanta
Reece Ritchie ... Iolaus
Joseph Fiennes ... King Eurystheus
Tobias Santelmann ... Rhesus
Peter Mullan ... Sitacles
Rebecca Ferguson ... Ergenia
Isaac Andrews ... Arius
Joe Anderson ... Phineas
Stephen Peacocke ... Stephanos
Nicholas Moss Nicholas Moss ... Demetrius (as Nick Moss)
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Storyline

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. Written by ahmetkozan

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Before he was a legend, he was a man. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for epic battle sequences, violence, suggestive comments, brief strong language and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,000,000, 27 July 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$72,688,614

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,819,862
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Atmos | SDDS | Auro 11.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Joseph Fiennes played King Eurystheus. His older brother, Ralph Fiennes, played Hades in Clash of the Titans (2010) and Wrath of the Titans (2012), which were also based on Greek mythology. See more »

Goofs

Rhesus and his men all have stirrups, which were not used in Europe till well after the fall of the Roman Empire. See more »

Quotes

Hercules: You want forgiveness? Ask my family for forgiveness.
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Crazy Credits

When the credits roll, there is a 3d animation sequence going over Hercules' labors against the beasts which shows how his companions helped him to slay them. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical version was pre-cut following advice from the BBFC to remove "bloody detail" in three scenes, in order to obtain a 12A rating. These cuts persisted into every theatrical version worldwide, and was the version was also released on DVD/Blu-ray in the UK. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hercules and His Mercenaries (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Jamie N. Commons (as Jamie N Commons), Mike Del Rio (as Michael Gonzalez), Alex da Kid (as Alexander Grant) and Sam Harris (as Samuel Harris)
Performed by Jamie N. Commons (as Jamie N Commons) and X Ambassadors
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
Action Hero Movie with Swords and Shields...
1 November 2014 | by b1820806See all my reviews

This is my first review ever. I had to start because i want to give good movies justice! This Hercules movie is refreshing and a new take on Hercules. It is a TRUE hybrid take of Hercule's as a man and a "god"...not just your typical demigod, clash of titans, gods beaming in and out, angels flying down to help... type movies. If your expecting those, you would be disappointed. Instead this takes a look of Hercules as a man (I am trying really hard not to spoil the movie here!). It is promoting good morals, that often times how we are is what we make of ourselves.

It is full of action and highly entertaining and the story was decent! So if your into action, sword and board... type movies you will definitely enjoy this one. One of the better action war movies i've seen.

Don't get too hung over by what your current thoughts are about Hercules and what you expect of him already. Keep an open mind and watch this movie as a hero action movie and you will enjoy it much more.

As a side note... I hate critics saying things like, this Hercules movie is not good and no one has made a good enough Hercules movie thus far...well maybe your damn standards are too high. I feel like this portrayal of Hercules is one of the best one out.

Hope you all enjoy it as much as i do.


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