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Hercules Returns (1993)

When Brad quits his job at a large cinema chain, to open his own picture theatre, his ex-boss sabotages the opening night by switching the Italian film with a non-subtitled version. Brad ... See full summary »

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Des Mangan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Argue ... Brad McBain
Michael Carman Michael Carman ... Sir Michael Kent
Mary Coustas ... Lisa
Bruce Spence ... Sprocket
Brendon Suhr Brendon Suhr ... King
Nicholas Politis Nicholas Politis ... Phone executive (as Nick Polites)
Lance Anderson Lance Anderson ... Wolf whistler
Laurie Dobson Laurie Dobson ... Barman
Richard Moss ... Drunk
Burt Cooper Burt Cooper ... Frightened man
Tom Coltraine Tom Coltraine ... Dent double
Des Mangan Des Mangan ... Hercules / Samson / Machismo / Ursus / Testiculi (voice)
Sally Patience Sally Patience ... Labia / Murial / Fanny / Delilah (voice)
Matthew King Matthew King ... Charlie (voice)
Tammy McCarthy Tammy McCarthy ... (voice)
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When Brad quits his job at a large cinema chain, to open his own picture theatre, his ex-boss sabotages the opening night by switching the Italian film with a non-subtitled version. Brad and his team hilariously improvise the dialogue to avert disaster. Written by Lovecross

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1993 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Take Meets Hercules See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Philm Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Frank Thring. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: What have you got against her? I think your just jealous cause her mum's bar's doing better than your beer garden.
Testiculi: No, it's not that. It's because, well, I love you son. Now come here f*ck knuckle. You see, years ago, me and her mum, well, we sort of had this thing...
Charlie: Are you telling me you could be her father?
Testiculi: Nah, not at all. I'm just bragging.
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Crazy Credits

Location: Melbourne Australia, and Somewhere in Spain in 1963 See more »

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Referenced in Muriel's Wedding (1994) See more »

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I wet myself!
3 May 2004 | by playgrrrllSee all my reviews

One of the shining moments in my aussiedom was when I watched this film and realised that it takes a very special kind of mind to create this kind of masterpiece and that that mind was aussie.

Take a budget of say hmmm AUS$2000? Perhaps thats a little generous hehehe, some relatively unknown actors, an old Italian muscle man version of hercules and a very warped and creative script writer and you have... tears running down your face and aching sides.

It has everything, good guys, bad guys, action, comedy..... lotsssssss of comedy and of course 'I love movies with muscle men in them' hehehe. Its been about a year since I've seen this movie though I've seen it about 20 times because I keep getting it out to show it to other people, but I still remember scenes and lines and sit there and giggle quietly to myself. My friends and I often sprout a line when it seems appropriate (or inappropriate as is usually the case) and we'll start giggling hillariously all over again.

Watch It!! Just do yourself a favour and watch it, because I don't think they will be re-releasing this gem and the old vids are getting worn down by the fans.

For all you poor deprived people over the pond, lobby whoever you have to and beg them to get it released in your country. Call it cultural education hehehe I swear you wont be disappointed.


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