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Hercules (1958 movie)

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Hercules is a 1958 movie. It is based on the Ancient Greek tales of Hercules, Jason, the Argonauts, and the Golden Fleece. Steve Reeves stars as Hercules. A massive "saturation" promotional campaign was launched in the United States for the movie.

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It opened in 175 theatres alone in the New York City area. Hercules became a big hit as a result, and Steve Reeves became a big star. Hercules paved the way for dozens of flicks starring oily bodybuilders as mythological heroes battling monsters, despots, and evil queens. The movie had a sequel called Hercules Unchained. It also starred Reeves.

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