The Legend of Hercules

Synopsis: In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit.
Director(s): Renny Harlin
Production: Lionsgate Films
  1 win & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

Archers, hold!

King Galenus of Argos!

Show yourself!

My sword against yours.

Victor takes all!

This city, or mine,

this army, riches...

subjects, all! Not another

soldier will die!

And I could do to

replenish my ranks.

What say you, most brave

and merciful king of Argos?

Will you spare these men?

King Amphitryon,

I accept your challenge.

Prepare to die.

Amphitryon! Amphitryon! Amphitryon!

The campaign ends here, for now.

Chiron told me you took Egypt

because they attacked our ships.

That's right.

But Argos, our neighbor,

they presented no threat.

I see Chiron has been

expanding your Curriculum.

I do not need a tutor to

tell me when there's peace.

I took Argos for you.

For me? You took

Argos for its gold.

Yes. That, too.

But I'm told they're obsessed with

the gods here, just like you.

You know, if they had as many

soldiers as they have priests...

it would be my body

on the pyre tonight.

You summoned me, Majesty?

How is Prince Iphicles tonight?

What will you teach him, Chiron?

- Will you teach him war?

- It cannot be ignored, Majesty.

History is but a chronicle of war.

And war is but a

chronicle of grief...

recounted in the tears

of young men's Mothers.

Sometimes, Majesty...

I question who between us is

the tutor and who is student.

In my own vanity, I thought

I could bring Tenderness...

to a man whose craving for

power is sated by nothing...

and only grows with each victory.

No god's wrath could

bring the anguish...

that my king has beset

upon this land.

And so I prostrate myself

before you, Goddess.

Deliver us from this curse.

Help my people.


Hera accepts your gift.

Goddess Hera?

Queen Alcmene... approach.

Majesty, no!

Closer. Let me look upon you.

You will have your deliverer.

Another son you shall bear.

No. Please not by this man.

Please, Goddess...

Tell me, would you

betray your king...

as my king betrays me

in his lust for you?

Would you have his mortal

son to quell your sorrow...

and bring peace to this land?

Would you bear the son of Zeus?

For the sake of peace, I would.

Then, for the sake of

peace, I shall permit it.

Name him what you wish, but

I shall know him as "Hercules".


Where is he?

Who is he?

Who is this man you spurn me

for night after night? Who?

- Please, Majesty!

- Where is he?

My king!

Intruder! Search the camp!

Find him! Find him!

- Speak.

- It's a boy, Sire.

A fine, large boy.

His name will be Alcides...

and he will never be an

equal to his older brother.


Your name shall be Hercules.

Be careful, there are

snakes in the trees!

- I didn't know you fear them!

- Watch out!

So, what else do you fear?

I fear but one thing.

I always have.

Your departure, each

and every time.

Is this another private hideaway?

You just wait.

I think you'll like it.




Lose something?

You made me nearly

faint with fright!

Come. Come here.

I like your necklace.

My mother once gave this as a

parting gift to my father.

And though she's

with the gods now...

I want you to have it.

It's only stone...

but I wish it were gold.

I wish there were a substance finer

than that to have

you remember me by.

There is.

My mind's eye.

Where your face has

been etched since

the day I first saw you.

Careful. Your horse could

have lost its footing.

You be careful... brother.

Princess, your father is worried.

A search party was dispatched.

It's lucky you knew

where to find us.

Yes. Though I'd rather it had

been some other man's luck.

Princess, you rode out

without saying a word.

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