Hulk Hogan movies - 5 superb roles by the WWE superstar
Hulk Hogan was (and still is) an icon. Back in the 80s and early 90s, WWE was at its then-mainstream popularity peak. Hulk Hogan was the one who was leading the franchise, and he was the first face of the company. He was an all-good babyface who stood for everything right in the world.
He used the famous line “Say your prayers, eat your vitamins”, and was also the All-American hero that WWE desired. He took this role onto the silver screen, and the number of Hulk Hogan movies started to increase over the course of the years.
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Even though people might critique his in-ring work, Hogan oozed of charisma, and for years and years was a top draw for WWE, something they could not replicate until the rise of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Hogan had a mainstream crossover popularity that led to him landing several movie roles.
In fact, after his WWE stint finished in 1993, he intended to make a full-time transition into movies, but that didn’t work out as planned, as the Hulkster said that he missed the Squared Circle. He then signed with WCW, which later sparked the Monday Night Wars.
However, Hulk Hogan movies are nothing to ignore. Hogan’s movie career spanned about 17 films or so, in various forms, including cameos. A good chunk of Hulk Hogan movies are family movies, but that is primarily because of his image as an all-good hero.
Let’s take a look the 5 best Hulk Hogan movie appearances:
#5 The Secret Agent Club (1996)
This is a good introduction to Hulk Hogan movies. This is a spy action comedy film, in which Hulk Hogan plays a secret agent who his family has no clue about. The film revolves around a laser gun heist, a kidnapping, a chase, and Hogan’s son (in the film) has to try and save the day!
You can watch the full movie here:
#4 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
Another essential to watch in the Hulk Hogan movie collection. If you are a fan of martial arts movies, then this is the perfect one for you! The Hulkster plays the role of a retiring TV star who is making his last appearance at an amusement park.
The main story itself centres around 3 boys and a girl who come to watch Dave Dragon (Hogan) in his final performance. Things go awry when a theft and lockdown of the amusement park happens, and it is up to the boys and Dave Dragon to save the day!
You can see the trailer here:
This film is in fact the final part of the 3 Ninjas franchise
#3 Suburban Commando (1991)
A science fiction comedy, this Hulk Hogan movie features The Hulkster playing the role of Shep Ramsey, an intergalactic hero from a completely different world who comes to earth and tries to gel in with a regular American suburban family.
The comedy is a fun-filled, action-packed one with great entertainment value. It is also a very good family friendly movie. If you want to watch your childhood hero Hulk Hogan battle bounty hunters as an intergalactic hero and also trying to gel with an ordinary American family, then this is your go-to film!
Oh, and there is an Undertaker cameo as well!
#2 No Holds Barred (1989)
The film had an estimated budget of $8 million and made a box office revenue of over $16 million, and it also debuted in 2nd place, only behind Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Vince McMahon himself financed the movie, being one of the executive producers.
The film portrayed Hogan similar to his WWF character, where he was a loyal worker of WWF, being their champion. He is also loyal to the fans and the network.
When the head of a television network attempts to lure Hogan, he refuses to leave WWF. The head then starts a competition that features the destructive Zeus to get a hold of Hogan, whose character’s name is Rip.
Here is the promo for the film:
#1 Rocky III
If No Holds Barred was the most famous Hulk Hogan movie, then Rocky III is Hulk Hogan’s most famous role. In this film, in what was Hogan’s first ever movie role, he played the role of the towering, dominant giant Thunderlips, who is the “World Wrestling Champion”.
Rocky takes on Thunderlips in a boxer vs wrestler contest in what is a charity event. Here is Hogan’s appearance in Rocky III:
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