Synopsis by Mark Deming
The mythic Greek hero Hercules comes to life in this made-for-TV movie. Ioalus (Michael Hurst) is soon to be married, and his close friend Hercules (Kevin Sorbo) arrives to help him prepare the celebration. However, before the wedding can occur, word circulates that a nearby village has been overrun by a deadly menace. Hercules and Ioalus come to the rescue to discover the invaders are actually a tribe of Amazonian warriors, who are determined to lay waste to the men of the region. Roma Downey plays Hippolyta, Lucy Lawless appears as Lysia in her pre-Xena days, and Anthony Quinn highlights the supporting cast as Zeus. Hercules and the Amazon Women was the pilot film for the popular television series Hercules: The Legendary Adventures.
ambush, battle [war], gods, invasion, mythological-legends, rescue, wedding