4.1/10
1,003
22 user 34 critic

The Adventures of Hercules (1985)

Le avventure dell'incredibile Ercole (original title)
Hercules searches for the Seven Thunderbolts of Zeus, which have been stolen by renegade gods.

Director:

Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)

Writer:

Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Hercules (1983)
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

The story of the Greek mythological figure, updated in this 80's version.

Director: Luigi Cozzi
Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Brad Harris, Sybil Danning
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Sinbad and his shipmates aid a young prince, who must battle an evil wizard to gain the hand of a beautiful princess.

Directors: Enzo G. Castellari, Luigi Cozzi
Stars: Lou Ferrigno, John Steiner, Roland Wybenga
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A bandit leader endowed with supernatural powers by his sorceress mother makes yearly raids on a peasant village. However, the women of the village come into possession of a magic sword, ... See full summary »

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso
Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning, Brad Harris
Starcrash (1978)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn.

Director: Luigi Cozzi
Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Reg Park, Christopher Lee, Leonora Ruffo
Dolemite (1975)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Dolemite is a pimp who was set up by Willie Greene and the cops, who have planted drugs, stolen furs, and guns in his trunk and got him sentenced to 20 years in jail. One day, Queen B and a... See full summary »

Director: D'Urville Martin
Stars: Rudy Ray Moore, D'Urville Martin, Jerry Jones
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

In the post-nuclear wastes of Earth two civilizations fight for survival. The Tyrogs, in the City of Doom, and the Drones, who live underground, free from radiation. The nuclear war is over but the fight for survival has just begun.

Director: Jim Goldman
Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Shari Shattuck, Walter Abbot
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A mercenary with a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage's dangerous future when he is recruited to help a princess foil the designs of a brutal tyrant and a powerful sorcerer in conquering a land.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Lee Horsley, Kathleen Beller, Simon MacCorkindale
Night School (1981)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

Director: Ken Hughes
Stars: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder
Robbery (1967)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of British criminals plans the robbery of the Royal Mail train on the Glasgow-London route.

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Stanley Baker, Joanna Pettet, James Booth
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Paul Naschy plays a hunchback with below average intelligence who works at the morgue. He is in love with a sickly girl who happens to be the only person who is kind to him. Each day he ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Aguirre
Stars: Paul Naschy, Rosanna Yanni, Víctor Barrera
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Reporter Goro Maki is investigating a ship were all except for one man "Hiroshi Okumura" were killed by sea lice. After attacks on a soviet submarine they come to the conclusion that a new ... See full summary »

Director: Koji Hashimoto
Stars: Takenori Emoto, Sho Hashimoto, Kôji Ishizaka
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Ferrigno ... Hercules
Milly Carlucci ... Urania
Sonia Viviani Sonia Viviani ... Glaucia
William Berger ... King Minos
Carla Ferrigno ... Athena (as Carlotta Green)
Claudio Cassinelli ... Zeus
Ferdinando Poggi Ferdinando Poggi ... Poseidon (as Nando Poggi)
Maria Rosaria Omaggio Maria Rosaria Omaggio ... Hera
Venantino Venantini ... High Priest
Laura Lenzi ... Flora
Margie Newton ... Aphrodite (as Margi Newton)
Cindy Leadbetter Cindy Leadbetter ... Ilia
Raf Baldassarre Raf Baldassarre ... Atreus
Serena Grandi ... Euryale
Eva Robins ... Dedalos (as Eva Robbins)
Edit

Storyline

When three traitorous goddesses steal seven magical thunderbolts with unearthly power, it falls to one man with the strength of one hundred to save the universe from eternal chaos and darkness: Hercules. As an Olympian array of monstrous villains line up to claim Hercules' head, our protagonist must summon every last ounce of his formidable strength to defeat them all, recover the thunderbolts, and take to the cosmos itself for one final battle with his arch-nemesis, King Minos.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The World Needed a Hero. It Got a Legend. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy | USA | Netherlands

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

4 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Hercules See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cannon Italia Srl See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The fire monster called up by the high priest is reminiscent of the Monster from the Id from the movie Forbidden Planet when it first appears. See more »

Goofs

When Herc and Urania see the shield on the beach, it is only partially covered with sand and easily visible as they approach it. In the next scene Urania is bending down to uncover it and it is completely covered and not visible until she removes the sand and lifts it. See more »

Quotes

King Minos: Science and chaos have given me the power to eliminate you all!
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Cinema Snob: The Adventures of Hercules II (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
So Bad Its Good!
26 October 2005 | by robert_deveauSee all my reviews

Boy, do I strongly disagree with the other commentators on this movie! This is a terrific example of a film that is so over the top, so loaded with wacky ideas, so determinedly wrong, that it is thoroughly entertaining. The outrageous dialog, deadpan or hammy acting and glowing tinker toy special effects alone make it worth watching; add outlandish costumes, a story that makes no sense, and references to (one might uncharitably say rip-offs of) everything from "King Kong" to "Star Wars", and how can you lose? When I watch a sword and sandal movie, I want beautiful babes, a musclebound hero, and monsters: "The Adventures of Hercules" has all of this and so much more! Lou Ferrigno may not be Steve Reeves or Gordon Scott, but as Hercules, he's vastly preferable to Kevin Sorbo. So, I have to give this unacknowledged classic an "8". If you liked "Hercules Against the Moonmen you'll love this!


16 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed