Release: June 27, 1997
Release: June 27, 1997

Hercules, son of the Greek god Zeus (Rip Torn), is born with incredible strength. Hades (James Woods), Lord of the Underworld, sees him as the one thing standing in his way of taking over Mt. Olympus, home of the gods. He sends his two bumbling demons, Pain and Panic to kidnap young Herc, give hiim a potion that will change him into a mortal and kill him. The catch:Herc is supposed to drink every last drop of the formula, and thanks to those demons' clumsiness, he doesn't and holds on to his power, though he is mortal. After being raised by a lonely couple, Herc discovers the secrets of his past and goes to train with Phil (Danny DeVito), the Trainer of Heroes, to learn what makes a true hero and restore his godhood. Along the way, Hercules meets and falls in love with the temptress Megara (Susan Egan), who's secretly working for Hades. A fun parody of the Greek myths, this also features a great score and songs by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin) and David Zippel. This is probably one of the best Disney animated musicals there ever was.

Pain: "Wait a minute... Wasn't Hercules the name of that boy we were supposed to..."
Pain and Panic: "OH, MY GODS!!!"
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Zeus: "Oh come on Hades, don't be such a stiff."
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Phil: "Will you forget the head slicing thing? -Phil"
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Hades: "So is this an audience or a mosaic? -Hades"
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Boy with the Frisbee: "Nice catch, *Jercules!* -Boy with the Frisbee"
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Phil: "Come on, kid. Concentrate. Use your head! -Phil"
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Hades, Pain, and Panic: "Hades: "Pain, Panic, I've got a little riddle for you: How--do you kill--a god?" Pain: "I do not know!" Panic: "You can! They're immortal!" Hades: "Bingo! They're immortal!" -Hades, Pain, and Panic"
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Hercules and a Thebian Man: "Hercules: "Excuse me, but it seems to me that what you folks need is--a hero." (brief moment of silence) Thebian Man: "Yeah? And who are you?" Hercules: "I'm Hercules, and uh--I happen to be...a hero!" -Hercules and a Thebian Man"
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Hades: "Meg...Meg, my little flower, my little bird, my little NUT-Meg! -Hades"
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Pain and Panic: "Panic: "Hercules...why does that name ring a bell?" Pain: "I dunno--maybe we owe him money?" -Pain and Panic"
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A Thebian Lady and Hercules: "Lady: "Young man, we need a professional hero, NOT an amateur!" (the group of villagers walks away) Hercules: "Uh, wait! Stop!" -A Thebian Lady and Hercules"
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Phil: "Don't you pea-brains get it? -Phil"
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Phil: "There goes another one. Just like Achilles. -Phil"
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Hades: "Game...set...match. -Hades"
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Hades: "Kid, get ready to RUMBLE! -Hades"
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Meg: "Let's see. What could be behind curtain number one? -Meg"
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Meg: "[after Hercules broke the arms of a Venus statue] It looks better that way. No, it really does. -Meg"
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Phil: "I thought you were going to be the all-time champ, not the all-time chump. -Phil"
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Phil: "Phil: Two words: Amscray. -Phil"
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Phil: "Phil: Will you forget the head-slicing thing? -Phil"
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3 years, 3 months ago
    10 years, 4 months ago
    This movie is cool!!!
      11 years, 6 months ago
      I love the songs in this movie! Most specifically "I Can Go The Distance", because it makes me think alot about college.
        12 years, 3 months ago
        I have a block figure of the devil guy.
          12 years, 5 months ago
          ahaha. me and my brother watched this movie so many times when we were younger! Infact, we still do cause we own it on DVD :] its just one of those movies you can watch a hundred times and never get sick of it
            12 years, 5 months ago
            This was a fun, decent Disney movie, one of my personal favorites. The animation and voice acting was solid (with Tate Donovan, Susan Egan and James Woods being the best IMO.) "Go the Distance" is still one of my favorite Disney songs (along with "My Reflection", "A Whole New World" and "Beauty and The Beast".) I never realized 1997 had a lot of good movies (sequels excluded.) And Megara seriously rocks, one of the best female protagonists/princesses the company ever offered.
              6 years, 3 months ago
              Yes I agree with the whole Megara thing..(I'm trying to see if a buddy of mine could be either her or Nightmare Before Christmas's Sally for Halloween) but 2015 is coming in at a close second for best animated features.. inside out Hotel Transylvania 2 and Peanuts...
                12 years, 7 months ago
                This movie rocks! The plot, cast, soundtrack, and jokes in Hercules are great. I can't believe just twelve years ago, Disney put a flasher joke in one of their movies, and now they're making crappy teen flicks... >.<
                  12 years, 7 months ago
                  i watched this movie religously
                    13 years, 6 months ago
                    I liked this movie. But it was my mom's favorite. Actually, every once and a while she'll make me sit down and watch it with her, along with Aladdin. lol. I guess she really likes the music in these two movies.
                      13 years, 8 months ago
                      I loved this movie when i was little i still do! great movie =]
                        13 years, 10 months ago
                        One of my favorite disney movies
                          14 years, 1 month ago
                          Good.But i prefer the animated series,even if some things difer from the movie.
                            14 years, 4 months ago
                            I still love this movie
                              14 years, 5 months ago
                              I remember when McDonald's was giving away the cups and stuff for this movie, and I kept them for the longest time. I loved this movie, I rent it pretty often, since I think it's like a classic.
                                14 years, 6 months ago
                                This was a good movie at the time, but Aladdin was better.
                                  14 years, 7 months ago
                                  Me and my brother used to watch this movie everytime we went to my grandmothers house! we loved it sooo much. And I still love it.
                                    14 years, 8 months ago
                                    i remember watching this movie. But i haven't watched this in a while so my memory is kinda foggy
                                      14 years, 10 months ago
                                      I love this movie. Go The Distance always makes me tear up a bit.
                                        15 years, 6 months ago
                                        Some of the best songs by Alan Menken are in this film! (I Won't Say I'm In Love; Zero to Hero; A Star Is Born) I like the fact they twisted all those famous greek myths and added all those pop culture references to it just right.
                                          16 years, 1 month ago
                                          Disney at its worst.
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