5.9/10
2,315
24 user 15 critic

The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 7 May 1989
When Banner is held as a witness to a violent crime linked to the Kingpin, the fugitive is helped by lawyer Matt Murdock who is also the superhero, Daredevil.

Director:

Bill Bixby

Writer:

Gerald Di Pego (as Gerald Dipego)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The finale of the television series about Dr. David Banner, a scientist who transforms into a mighty, larger-than-life creature called the Hulk when he gets angry. Desperately attempting to... See full summary »

Director: Bill Bixby
Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Elizabeth Gracen
The Incredible Hulk Returns (TV Movie 1988)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Hopefully on the verge of curing his Hulk condition, Banner meets his colleague, Don Blake, who is mystically linked to a Viking warrior, Thor.

Directors: Nicholas Corea, Bill Bixby
Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin
The Incredible Hulk (1977–1982)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.

Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Two episodes of the TV series "Spider Man" edited together and released as a feature.

Director: Don McDougall
Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields
The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

With the powers given by the bite of a radioactive spider, a young man fights crime as a wall-crawling superhero.

Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields
The Incredible Hulk (1996–1998)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A nuclear scientist is afflicted with the tendency to change into a powerful green monster under stress.

Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Neal McDonough, John Vernon
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Police detective Steve Sloan believes that top manager Nick Osborn has killed his boss, trust-owner Russell Cord. His father, senior hospital doctor Mark Sloan, is convinced that his ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Hibler
Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Cynthia Gibb, Stephen Caffrey
The Incredible Hulk (1982–1983)
Action | Animation | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A research scientist is cursed with the tendency to turn into a giant green brute under stress.

Stars: Michael Bell, Susan Blu, William Callaway
Captain America (TV Movie 1979)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A recipient of an experimental body enhancement chemical retaliates against his would be killers as a star spangled superhero.

Director: Rod Holcomb
Stars: Reb Brown, Len Birman, Heather Menzies-Urich
Captain America (TV Series 1966)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The patriotic sole recipient of a revolutionary body enhancement project battles evil as the star spangled defender of America.

Stars: Vita Linder, Sandy Becker, Paul Kligman
Hulk (TV Series 1966)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The adventures of a nuclear scientist cursed with the tendency to turning into a huge green brute under stress.

Stars: Max Ferguson, Vita Linder, Paul Soles
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

The star spangled hero must battle a villain's plan to poison America with a chemical that horrifically accelerates the aging process.

Director: Ivan Nagy
Stars: Reb Brown, Connie Sellecca, Len Birman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Bixby ... David Banner
Lou Ferrigno ... The Hulk
Marta DuBois ... Ellie Mendez (as Marta Dubois)
Nancy Everhard ... Christa Klein
Nicholas Hormann ... Edgar
Richard Cummings Jr. ... Al Pettiman
Joseph Mascolo ... Albert G. Tendelli
John Rhys-Davies ... Wilson Fisk (as John Rhys Davies)
Rex Smith ... Matt Murdock / Daredevil
Linda Darlow ... Fake Nurse
John Novak ... Denny
Dwight Koss ... John
Meredith Bain Woodward ... Farm Supervisor (as Meredith Woodward)
Mark Acheson ... Turk
Richard Newman ... Apartment Owner
Edit

Storyline

David "Belson" drifts into New York City, and goes on a subway. With him is a woman and two guys. When the two guys attack the woman, David tries to help, but is beaten and turns into the Hulk and saves the woman. When he turns back, he finds himself arrested, and the woman accuses David of being her attacker. David is approached by Attorney Matt Murdock, who wants to represent him. When he tells Murdock that he can't pay him, Murdock tells him that he is hoping that David can help him incriminate Wilson Fisk, a powerful criminal. David doesn't want any part of it, but Murdock convinces him to trust him. Murdock goes to see the woman, but can't get her to change her story. Later in her room, someone tries to kill her, but she is saved by Daredevil, a crime fighter. Murdock tells David that he has to go trial, but David says he can't, but Murdock says they have no choice. Later, while David is in his cell, he turns into the Hulk and escapes. David tries to leave town, but Daredevil ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Trial of the Incredible Hulk See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first comic book superhero movie to be directed by a cast member. The character of Daredevil later had its own movie, Daredevil (2003), featuring Ben Affleck and Jon Favreau. Favreau went on to direct himself (in a supporting role) in Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010). This of course led into the Avengers films, also featuring the Incredible Hulk. Ben Affleck went on to appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), which led to his being hired to direct himself in subsequent Batman films. See more »

Goofs

When the Hulk is running away from the Police after the Subway incident, the ends of the prosthetic forehead can be seen flapping out under the sides of the wig and also part of Lou Ferrigno's dark hair. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
David Banner: In each of us, there lives a kind of beast made of rage. Years ago, I used science to study this beast to bring him out of me. I used gamma radiation to release him. But I used too much. Far too much. Now the beast is out of my control, emerging whenever anger strikes. My name is David Banner. The world thinks I'm dead. I travel alone. I try to keep the beast caged within myself.
See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK video version was cut by 15 secs by the BBFC to edit shots of a butterfly knife and to remove an ear-clap during a fight scene. The cuts were restored for the 2007 12-rated Starz DVD release. See more »

Connections

Version of The Incredible Hulk (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

DEJA REVIEW
17 March 2003 | by CarycomicSee all my reviews

Seems like I critiqued this, already, but I can't remember where. Anyway, I'll try to keep it brief. Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno, as Dr. Banner and the Hulk, respectively? Incredible, as always. John Rhys-Davies as the Kingpin? Makes his performance 100 percent convincing, as usual. Rex Smith as Daredevil? Compared to the current Ben Affleck version, he looks more like that other blind Marvel hero, the Shroud (sans cape and Darkforce taffy). But, the martial arts/gymnastics are stupendous! I'd say: three stars out of four. *All four naturally belong to Affleck's movie.*


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 24 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed