Broken Image


12 of season 3
John McPherson
Karen Harris, Jill Donner
Original airdate
January 4, 1980
David Bowman
Preceded by
Followed by

Broken Image is episode twelve in season three of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. It originally aired on January 4, 1980 on CBS.


While working as a building superintendent, David 'Bowman' crosses paths with a criminal who looks exactly like him! Things turn ugly when other criminals mistake David for the other man and Jack McGee makes the startling discovery that David Banner might still be alive!


  • Bill Bixby ... David Banner & Mike Cassidy
  • Lou Ferrigno ... The Hulk
  • Jack Colvin ... Jack McGee
  • Karen Carlson ... Lorraine
  • John Reilly ... Steve
  • Jed Mills ... Teddy
  • Chris Wallace ... Danny
  • Erica Yohn ... Woman with Dog
  • George Caldwell ... Pete
  • Enrique Castillo ... Larry
  • Donald Carter ... Police Lieutenant
  • Al White ... Police Sergeant
  • Sally Sommer ... Miriam


3-45 Broken Image

Ending sequence (same as in "Terror in Times Square"

  • A terrific (and rare) sequence involving Bixby and Colvin facing off on camera together
  • Hulk out 1: Being mistaken for the mob boss who everybody wants to beat up, David is repeatedly beaten up for no reason
  • Hulk out 2: Buried in cement by the mob


  • This episode was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography
  • Guest star Jed Mills also appeared in the season four episode "Bring Me the Head of the Hulk"
  • When McGee is interviewing David's neighbor, she asks if what The National Register reported about the "Six Million Dollar Man" was true – a clear reference to the TV series (also produced by Kenneth Johnson)
  • The alias "David Bowman" may have been inspired by the protagonist of the 1968 film 2001:A Space Odyssey
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