Young Hercules

Universal Released 1998




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T.J. Scott

At an academy for mythological warriors, 17-year-old Hercules (Ian Bohen) meets Jason, the next in line to rule Corinth. When Jason discovers that his father is ill, Hercules decides to seek out the Golden Fleece that could cure him. But limitations to his powers, as well as his half-brother Ares, stand in his way. Filmed against the breathtaking scenery of New Zealand, this film directed by T.J. Scott is the pilot to the spin-off series Young Hercules and the prequel to the popular original series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Ares: This is only the beginning, Hercules!

    • Ares: (referring to Hercules) Father's bastard? I haven't given him a thought in years.
      Discord: He plays in your temple, even as we speak.
      Ares: He's probably after the Urn I stole from Zeus. The little runt is trying to score points with Dad.
      Discord: Not so little. He's eighteen now, tall, exceptionally strong and actually quite handsome. Let me go rip his face off!

    • Hercules: (seeing that Cheiron is a centaur) No offense, but I was told that you were a great warrior. What can I learn from you, how to pull a chariot? (Cheiron grabs his arm and flips him onto the ground)
      Cheiron: (smugly) No offense taken.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Awards: this direct-to-video pilot for the series won a 1999 Golden Reel Award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors for Best Sound Editing - Direct to Video - Sound - Mathew Waters (supervising sound editor), Tim Boggs (supervising adr editor), George Haddad (sound effects editor), Lisle Engle (sound effects editor), Kelly Vandever (sound effects editor), Dorian Cheah (sound effects editor), Michael Mullane (sound effects editor), Louis Creveling (dialogue editor), Jason George (dialogue editor), Danielle Ghent (dialogue editor), Robert Jackson (dialogue editor), Tony Suraci (foley editor).

    • Estimated Budget: $3,500,000.

    • Filming Locations: St Lukes, Auckland, New Zealand (studio).

    • This was actually a direct-to-video movie spun-off from the series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. It then spawned the series on FOX but the lead actor Ian Bohen was replaced when he refused to commit to living in New Zealand for an extended period. He was replaced by Ryan Gosling.


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