Hercules (2005)

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One of the greatest tales of Greek mythology returns to the screen in this made-for-television epic. A chance assignation between beautiful Alcmene (Elizabeth Perkins) and the god Zeus while her husband, Amphitryon (Timothy Dalton), is away leaves the woman pregnant with a son, Hercules (Paul Telfer). Hercules' questionable origins leave him with little affection from his mother and the great wrath of Hera, Zeus' wife. However, his incredible strength earns him the respect of Amphitryon, the friendship of Linus (Sean Astin), and the envy of his stepbrother Iphicles (Luke Ford). Hercules is wooed by Megara (Leeanna Walsman), even though Deianeira (Leelee Sobieski) is deeply in love with him; Hercules soon takes Megara as his bride, though he soon regrets his choice when he discovers his wife is actually in cahoots with Hera, still bitter over her husband's infidelity. After murdering four children -- two of his own sons, and two of the sons of Iphicles -- due to Megara's machinations, Hercules is banished from his homeland, and must perform a dozen labors as penance for his crimes. Hercules was originally aired on American television in May 2005.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television
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LionsGate Entertainment

Cast

Sean Astin
as Linus
Timothy Dalton
as Amphitryon
Leelee Sobieski
as Deianeira
Kim Coates
as Tiresias
Kristian Schmid
as Eurystheus
Tyler Mane
as Antaeus
Luke Ford
as Iphicles
Paul Telfer
as Hercules
John Bach
as Creon
Jamie Croft
as Young Hercules
Madeleine West
as Hippolyta
William Snow
as Theseus
Andre De Vinny
as Young Iphicles
Philip Grieve
as Sthenelus
Shannon Small
as Pollux
Vanessa Stacey
as Nicippa
Rose Tapper
as Megara (4 years old)
Anita Torrance
as Antiope
Phil Grieve
as Sthenelus
Andre de Vanney
as Young Iphicles
Trent Taylor
as Hyllus
Mal Foster
as Jason
Dan Purdy
as Captain of the Guard
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Audience Reviews for Hercules

In the early days of CGI, there was HERCULES! CGI has been a killer of film for me, but I actually watched it just to see how shitty the CGI was, and I was impressed.

FilmGrinder Stone
FilmGrinder Stone

A very well done mini-series/movie adaptation to the "12 Labors of Hercules" Lots of action and very interesting situations. While the CG is 9 times out of 10 very cheap looking the movie is enjoyable. The children in the movie were also fairly poorly written but their screen time and lines in the movie are short which means the worst acting and worst written characters are barely in the movie at all. Good move, if you absolutely must have a child character make their roles small. for the few faults it has I was able to enjoy the mini-series. I recommend it to anybody who is a fan of greek mythology

Danny Harris
Danny Harris
½

**1/2 (out of four) Four hour mini-series that tries to add some credibility to the mass of Hercules movies that have become somewhat of a joke over the years. Paul Telfer sure looks the part, though he also looks like he should be advertising toothpaste, or something like that. The story is still on the weak side as he goes through all his usual trials. Better than most, but nothing overly special.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

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