Genre:  Action/Adventure
Running Time:  138 min.
Release Date: June 20, 2003
DVD: October 28, 2003

Current rating: Rating: 4.41
based on 23100 votes and 229 reviews
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Cast: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas, Nick Nolte


Scientist Bruce Banner's (Bana) quiet life as a brilliant researcher working with cutting edge genetic technology conceals a nearly forgotten and painful past. His ex-girlfriend and equally brilliant fellow researcher, Betty Ross (Connelly), has tired of Bruce’s cordoned off emotional terrain and resigns herself to remaining an interested onlooker to his quiet life. One day a simple oversight leads to an explosive situation and Bruce makes a split-second decision; his heroic impulse saves a life and leaves him apparently unscathed -- his body absorbing a normally deadly dose of gamma radiation.

And yet, something is happening. Vague morning-after effects. Blackouts. Unexpected fallout from the experiment gone awry. Banner begins to feel some kind of a presence within, a stranger who feels familiar, slightly dangerous and yet darkly attractive. All the while, a massive creature -- a rampaging, impossibly strong being who comes to be known as the Hulk -- continues its sporadic appearances, cutting a swath of destruction. The military is engaged, led by Betty's father, General "Thunderbolt" Ross (Elliott), along with rival researcher Glenn Talbot (Lucas), and both personal vendettas and familial ties come into play, heightening the danger and raising the stakes in the escalating emergency.

Director: Ang Lee
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Gale Anne Hurd, Larry Franco, Avi Arad, James Schamus
Screenplay: James Schamus
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  • 1 star "Terrible film. Louis Leterrier's 2008 version is much much better and pays homage to Bill Bixby & Lou Ferrigno in a perfect way. Ed Norton's Bruce Banner is much better than Eric Bana's version, and as for the Hulk himself, what was anyone thinking making him 9ft, rising to 12ft, the angrier he got?"
  • 4 stars "great movie but they made hulk a little to big"