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The Trial of the Incredible Hulk

USA 1989
produced by
Robert Ewing, Hugh Spencer-Phillips, Bill Bixby (executive), Gerald Di Pego (executive) for New World/NBC
directed by Bill Bixby
starring Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Rex Smith, John Rhys-Davies, Marta DuBois, Nancy Everhard, Nicholas Hormann, Richard Cummings jr, Joseph Mascolo, Linda Darlow, John Novak, Dwight Koss, Meredith Bain Woodward, Mark Acheson, Richard Newman, Don MacKay, Doug Abrahams, Mitchell Kosterman, Beatrice Zeilanger, Ken Camroux, Charles Andre, John 'Bear' Curtis, Stan Lee, Michael O'Hare
screenplay by Gerald Di Pego, based on the Marvel Comics-character, created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, music by Lance Rubin, Hulk-makeup by John Goodwin, special effects by John Thomas

Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Incredible Hulk (Lou Ferrigno)

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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All David Banner (Bill Bixby) wanted to do was to help a lady he didn't even know, Ellie Mendez (Barta DuBois), when she was attacked by two thugs on the subway, but then rage turned him into the incredible Hulk (Lou Ferrigno), he wreaked havoc, and was later arrested when back in his David Banner-persona. And now he's in prison because Ellie, whom he tried to help, accuses him of attacking her. Enter blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Rex Smith), who wants to take Banner's case free of charge.


Because the two thugs who have attacked Ellie are two of crime kingpin Wilson Fisk's men, who were returning from a heist when attacking the lady. And of course, it was Fisk who furced Ellie to make a statement that Banner attacked her. Thing is, now that Ellie has made her statement and Banner has a lawyer, Fisk decides to have her killed, and she is only just saved by blind superhero Daredevil - who is of course Matt Murdock in disguise. Soon enough, she is kidnapped by Fisk's men though ..

Banner meanwhile breaks out of prison in his Hulk persona, and then hooks up with Murdock, and the two of them let each other know about their secret identities. Then Murdock learns where Ellie is held, and he rushes to her rescue - but it was all just a trap of course, and in an especially equipped warehouse, Fisk has Daredevil beaten to a pulp on camera, and he would have done more, but just in time, the Hulk came to the rescue.

Matt Murdock feels shattered, not only on the outside, but also on the inside, but then Banner gives him an inspirational speech, and after a few hours in the gym, Murdock feels back on top and pays a visit to Fisk's penthouse to save Ellie. Fun thing is that Fisk has invited crime kingpins from all over the country to form a crime web, and to make himself head of this web, he shows everyone the video of his men taking care of Daredevil. The real Daredevil's arrival of course derives the footage of much of its impact, and soon enough, he has beaten up everyone in the place, with Fisk only just escaping. Oh yeah, and Ellie is saved, too. For some reason though, the hulk is left out of the finale.


Pretty much your typical made-for-television superhero movie: The story is uninspired and formulaic, the direction bland, the effects less than special and the action less than spectacular. And while the Hulk-movie from the previous year, The Incredible Hulk Returns, at least had some humour to its credit, this one takes itself way too seriously. And on top of that, Rex Smith's performance as Daredevil is nothing short of underwhelming.

Not worth your while.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


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directed by
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written by
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