Superhero Films – The Incredible Hulk (1977)


A look at the TV Movie The Incredible Hulk starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno who brought Marvel’s tormented scientist and green monster alter ego to life

The Incredible Hulk Bill Bixby Lou Ferrigno

Marvel Comics’ answer to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – The Incredible Hulk comes smashing onto primetime television!

While doing some tinkering in his lab Dr. David Banner gets a little sloppy and becomes exposed to a high dose of gamma radiation. He seems to be fine until….he gets angry, which brings about the biggest, strongest, greenest, most famous alter-ego ever!

Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno star as Dr. Banner and The Incredible Hulk. Despite being continually on the run from a pesky, determined reporter (Jack Colvin) and desperately trying to find a cure for his monster, Banner always finds the time to help out the weekly guest star every episode. It’s a sure bet he’ll be losing his temper at some point and Ferrigno will show up and cause some destruction.

Filmed with miles of rip-away wardrobe, a lot of slo-mo action and one of the saddest superhero themes ever, I check out the 1977 television movie pilot that kicked off the television series.

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