screenshots / Hercules / 1983 Cannon Films Inc.

Bobybuilder Lou Ferrigno stars as Hercules in the first of two films, the other being The Adventures of Hercules which followed in 1985.

The production filmed on location in Italy.

In the role of King Augeias, actor Brad Harris had previously starred as the muscular title hero in The Fury of Hercules (1962).

Actress Sybil Danning would later star in Warrior Queen (1987).

Claudio Cassinelli (Zeus) was previously seen in Slave of the Cannibal God (1978) and The Island of the Fishmen (1979).

Cast as King Minos, actor William Berger had previously appeared as Mogo in the 1983 prehistoric epic Ironmaster.

Brad Harris had previously worked with Lou Ferrigno in a 1982 episode of The Incredible Hulk television series (S5.E7).