4 of season 5
Chuck Bowman
Deborah Dean Davis
Original airdate
November 6, 1981
Father Costa
New Mexico
Preceded by
Followed by

Sanctuary is episode four in season five of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. It originally aired on November 6, 1981 on CBS.


In order to protect a wounded Mexican boy from deportation and certain death, David poses as a clergyman to help hide the young man in a sanctuary.


  • Bill Bixby ... David Banner
  • Lou Ferrigno ... The Hulk
  • Diana Muldaur ... Sister Anita
  • Fausto Barajas ... Rudy
  • Guillermo San Juan ... Roberto
  • Jerry Hardin ... Sheriff Dean
  • Edie McClurg ... Sister Paulina
  • Henry Darrow ... Patrero
  • Michael Santiago ... Father Costa
  • Paul Tuerpe ... Father Young
  • Bert Santos ... Franco
  • Barbara Beaman ... Sister Rebecca
  • Rick Garcia ... Truck Driver
  • Adam S. Bristol as Shlomo Jonas


  • Diana Muldaur plays a nun here, and consequently is frequently addressed by David as "Sister"; in "Homecoming" (season 1), she played David's sister
  • This was the only episode in which Michael Santiago appears in a guest-starring role. In five previous episodes, he provided the voice heard over the p.a. system

Highlights Edit

5-78 Sancturary

Ending sequence

  • Bixby does a good job posing as a priest via the character of David Banner
  • Hulk out 1: Being chained to a stump in a monastery by a pair of bad guys
  • Hulk out 2: Crashing his car while driving a nun and a boy away from bad guys


Sometimes faith is all that keeps us going. —Dr. David Bruce Banner

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