Picks and Pans Review: The Death of the Incredible Hulk

updated 02/19/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/19/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

NBC (Sun., Feb. 18, 9 P.M. ET)


When I first heard the note of finality in the title of this, the third Hulk revival in three years, I thought it meant poor David Banner (Bill Bixby) had finally stumbled across a stress-management course. After all, if the guy could just learn to avoid getting het up, he would stop mutating into the primal monster played with such ├ęclat by Lou Ferrigno.

But what happens is nothing that banal. Instead, Banner passes himself off as a simpleminded janitor to gain access to a top-secret laboratory that may hold the key to his Hulkization. But dastardly terrorists are after the same experiments. It's a feckless little outing for the Mean Green Machine, with a ridiculous romantic entanglement. Plus, at two hours, this cheap production is about 45 minutes too long.

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