The Waterfront Story

On the Waterfront

12 of season 1
Reza Badiyi
Paul M. Belous, Robert Wolterstorff
Original airdate
May 31, 1978
David Barton
Galveston, Texas
Preceded by
Followed by

The Waterfront Story is episode twelve (and season 1 finale) of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. It originally aired on May 31, 1978, on CBS.


Working as a bartender in Texas, David finds himself and his boss (who is recently widowed) in the middle of a battle for control over a dock worker's union.


  • Bill Bixby as David Banner
  • Jack Colvin as Jack McGee
  • Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk
  • Sheila Larken as Josie Larkin
  • James Sikking as Cliff McConnell
  • Jack Kelly as Tony Kelly
  • Helen Page Camp as Sarah
  • Ted Markland as Marty Hammond
  • William Benedict as Vic
  • Joseph V. Perry as First Mate
  • Robert Hackman as Nightwatchman
  • John Zenda as Dockworker
  • Tonyo Melendez as Trucker
  • Anthony Davis as 1st Policeman
  • Brian Baker as 3rd Policeman
  • Blake Marion as 2nd Policeman
  • John Colton as Customer


Billiard Ball Crush
  • Excellent screen chemistry between Bixby and Larken
  • The Hulk crushing a billiard ball with his hand (right)
  • Hulk-out 1: Getting in a barroom brawl and being thrown behind the bar
  • Hulk-out 2: Being placed in a cargo crate with his friend and being hoisted onto an outbound freighter, but having all the dockworkers ignore his screams for help
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Ending sequence


This is the first of eight episodes directed by Reza Badiyi.

This is one of the few episodes that begins with David as the Hulk.