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502 - Hercules



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Hailley Peterson - 17 days ago

By the power of Wikipedia, the great burning question of "Hamilton, Joe Frank, and Reynolds" is answered:
"Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds was a 1970s AM soft rock trio from Los Angeles. The original members were Dan Hamilton (guitar/lead vocal), Joe Frank Carollo (bass/vocal), and Tommy Reynolds (multi-instrumentalist/vocal), all of whom had previously played in The T-Bones, a 1960s band noted for the instrumental hit "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)".

The group first hit the charts in 1971 with "Don't Pull Your Love." Reynolds left the group in late 1972, and was replaced by keyboardist Alan Dennison; however, the band still kept the name 'Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds'. This revised line-up performed the group's biggest hit, 1975's "Fallin' in Love".


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o[ ]~~~ Rose B - 17 days ago

Oh my heavens, I never noticed Trace putting on a pair of reading glasses over his glasses before in the "cellular desk" bit. Too funny.


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Crypto Dentist - about 1 month ago

I'm a little rusty in my Greek mythology, but this movie mixes everything to hell and back, doesn't it? And for heaven's sake, ODYSSEUS, not Ulysses. That's Latin.


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Sean Barry - 2 months ago

AHAHAHAHAHA the cellular desk! Halloween costume idea!


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John Muoio - 6 months ago

"It's a pencil. The eraser's almost gone."


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Tanishia Williams - 7 months ago

You gotta love a father who's willing to marry you off to a murderer he just randomly found on a road one day to hide his old murder plot that got rid of his brother so your spoiled jackass of a brother could rule. And that's why in this movie, I rooted for the lion and the bottle of poison.


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Teri Gee - 7 months ago

I read that Steve Reeves didn't want to hit the actors playing the soldiers with the chains (which were made out of wood), but the director said that if the actors didn't get hit they didn't get paid. So those soldiers are really getting hit there. Not with metal chains but with wooden ones.


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Elisa Farrington - 9 months ago

DID you see that guy sucking it in there? Ha Ha Haaa........


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starman 76 - 9 months ago

they're having a collective episode


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Teri Gee - 9 months ago

I'm continually amazed by the rewriting of mythology and making Hercules someone intelligent who values intelligence as much as strength. Crow's summation in Herc and the Captive Women was much more like the mythology. "He was not known for his intellect. In fact, he was dumber than a box of hammers." Then, Jason talking about NOT taking revenge for the murder of his father. No way, not in Greek mythology. When they say it's "freely-adapted", boy, do they mean it.


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Mike Carmona - 11 months ago

The score at 1:12:40 is oddly reminiscent of The Shining's music whenever something "scary" happened, like the bloody elevator scene. Sadly, we were treated to a dinosaur-thing that was easily taken out by a toothpick.


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Daniel Durham - about 1 year ago

why does this hercules remind me of george lucas on steroids in a loin cloth?


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o[ ]~~~ Rose B - about 1 year ago

Dr. Frank-n-furter was wrong: If you want something visual that's not too abysmal DON'T take in an old Steve Reeves movie!


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Cindy - about 1 year ago

I haven't even watched experiment 502-Hercules yet, but I recognize the origin of of one of the riffs while scanning through them.
"Excuse me while I have a strange interlude"
Groucho Marx said "Pardon me while I have a strange interlude." in the movie Animal Crackers (One of my favorite Marx Brothers films)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omu_bePQ4Lc
Groucho actually riffed himself while poking fun at an experimental play from 1928 called "Strange Interlude". The play featured actors breaking character to speak their internal dialog to the audience. It was censored and banned in many cities due to it's subject matter.


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Jeremy Burgess - about 1 year ago

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Kiri T. Unicorn - about 1 year ago

What are J&TB chanting just before they hit the theater?


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robbin505.4.u@gmail.com - over 1 year ago

This is definitely one of the best invention exchanges. Both inventions are really funny.


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jli@hush.com - over 1 year ago

Maybe the Argonauts wouldn't have had so much trouble with the amazons if they had taken Atalanta along like they were supposed to.


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jli@hush.com - over 1 year ago

Herc hardly slept at all in this one.


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Kimono Dragon - almost 2 years ago

Joel says the girl who won't talk is "an Ellen Jamesian". That is from "The World According to Garp". Hadn't thought about that movie in years! Great Robin Williams call back!


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NS - almost 2 years ago

Watch for Mary Jo's first on-camera appearance (as a Minnesota Amazon, appropriately enough). Middle-of-the-road episode with a few good bits.


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Elliott Lindamood - about 2 years ago

as bad as this movie is i'm surprised they did this