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Hercules in New York (1970)

Directed by:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Fantasy/Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Hercules i New York

RUNNING TIME
92 minutes

Produced by:
Aubrey Wisberg
Written by:
Aubrey Wisberg


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Hercules Arnold Schwarzenegger
Pretzy Arnold Stang
Helen Camden Deborah Loomis -
Professor Camden James Karen -
Zeus Ernst Graves -
Juno Tanny McDonald -

 

Review

This silly fantasy-action doesn't work in any way, shape or form, except as a curiosity documenting young Austrian bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger's first foray into the movies. Hercules in New York was produced independently on a shoestring budget, and the awful craftsmanship and production values including the badly choreographed dubbing of Arnold's lines are actually a far more substantial impediment for the film than Schwarzenegger's lacking acting talent or experience. His rhythmic flexing of his pecs is arguably the movie's highlight, which says it all, really. The terrible musical score ranks alone on the other end of the scale.

Copyright 18.05.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 24.06.2023 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)