The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
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The Incredible Hulk 

A troubled scientist's accidental overexposure to gamma radiation curses him with the tendency to change into a bestial green brute under extreme emotional stress.

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Mrs. Maier
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Mr. Bram
Eric Server ...
Policeman
Charles Siebert ...
Ben
Terence Locke ...
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June Whitley Taylor ...
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George Brenlin ...
Man at Lake
Jake Mitchell ...
Jerry
William Larsen ...
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David Banner, a research scientist who is haunted by the death of his wife whom he couldn't save in a car accident is researching how to tap the hidden reserves of incredible strength all humans have. While investigating episodes of people who have displayed such strength under times of great stress, he discovers that each one coincided with a solar flare spike of gamma radiation. Convinced by the link, Banner decides to put it to the test when he deliberately doses himself with gamma radiation. Unknown to him however, the machine was modified to give a far higher dose than he anticipated. While there was no immediate effect, that soon changes when on the way home, he forced to change a tire in the rain. He injures himself and the result anger and frustration transforms him into a massively powerful green giant, the Hulk. He eventually changes back and, now he must investigate what did this thing and face the consequences. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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A scientist is exposed to a massive dose of gamma rays - and becomes a superhuman beast...


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4 November 1977 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The casting department sought Arnold Schwarzenegger for the role of the Hulk, but the producers felt that he wasn't tall enough. See more »

Goofs

Obvious "lady" stunt double for little girl, when she is in water on long shots. See more »

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Dr. Elaina Marks: We'll keep on searching until we find out how to make you normal again.
Dr. David Banner: I suggest that we get our research materials together, and move to safer quarters.
Dr. Elaina Marks: Where?
Dr. David Banner: I don't know... we'll think of a place.
Dr. Elaina Marks: ...keep on searching...
Dr. David Banner: We'll think of a place.
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Edited into The Incredible Hulk: Death in the Family (1977) See more »

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A Cool Looking Monster In The Pilot
21 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is a lot better than the television show that followed and that footage in the rain with David transforming into The Hulk for the first time is outstanding! Note the editing and music used in this footage. Right after this scene we cut to the lake scene with the direction and music still on a very high standard: even the green paint on The Hulk's skin looks more impressive than usual! But this high standard of production could never last in the lower budget weekly television series, which is too bad as this movie displayed what The Incredible Hulk series could have been if more money was put into it! I am told The Incredible Hulk series got more female viewers than male viewers so maybe I was the wrong sex for it?


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