Michael Hurst

Michael Eric Hurst, ONZM (born 20 September 1957) is a New Zealand actor, director and writer, mostly on stage and television. He is probably best known internationally for playing Iolaus in the television programs Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and companion series Xena: Warrior Princess. Most recently, he is known for directing Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Ash vs. Evil Dead, 800 Words, and Westside. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Hurst, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Death Warmed Up (1985)

A kid is hypnotized by a scientist to kill his parents and ends in a mental institution. As a grown up he returns to seek revenge over the scientist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Blyth
CAST:  Michael Hurst  •  Margaret Umbers  •  William Upjohn  •  Norelle Scott

A kid is hypnotized by a scientist to kill his parents and ends in a mental institution. As a grown up he returns to seek revenge over the scientist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Blyth
CAST:  Michael Hurst  •  Margaret Umbers  •  William Upjohn  •  Norelle Scott

Hercules & Xena: Wizards of the Screen (1997)

Members of the audience fight against stage performers set to a specially created Xena/Hercules movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan A. Harmon
CAST:  Michael Hurst  •  Lucy Lawless  •  Kevin Sorbo  •  Renee O'Connor

Members of the audience fight against stage performers set to a specially created Xena/Hercules movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan A. Harmon
CAST:  Michael Hurst  •  Lucy Lawless  •  Kevin Sorbo  •  Renee O'Connor

Treasure Island Kids: The Monster of Treasure Island (2006)

Part two of the Treasure Island Kids Series follows Charlie, a rebellious teenager sent to summer camp by his parents. This is not any old summer camp, this is the real Island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hurst
CAST:  Nicko Vella  •  John Callen

Part two of the Treasure Island Kids Series follows Charlie, a rebellious teenager sent to summer camp by his parents. This is not any old summer camp, this is the real Island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hurst
CAST:  Nicko Vella  •  John Callen

I'll Make You Happy (1999)

Siggy (Jennifer Ward-Lealand) is a teenage "bad girl" who lives and works in a red-light district of Auckland, New Zealand. Just like her fellow streetwalkers, Siggy constantly dreams of leaving "the life" behind. When she learns one day that her pimp is planning a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Athina Tsoulis
CAST:  Jodie Rimmer  •  Carl Bland  •  Ian Hughes  •  Michael Hurst

Siggy (Jennifer Ward-Lealand) is a teenage "bad girl" who lives and works in a red-light district of Auckland, New Zealand. Just like her fellow streetwalkers, Siggy constantly dreams of leaving "the life" behind. When she learns one day that her pimp is planning a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Athina Tsoulis
CAST:  Jodie Rimmer  •  Carl Bland  •  Ian Hughes  •  Michael Hurst

Treasure Island Kids: The Mystery of Treasure Island (2006)

Part three of the Treasure Island Kids Series follows Charlie, a rebellious teenager sent to summer camp by his parents. This is not any old summer camp, this is the real Island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hurst
CAST:  Nicko Vella  •  John Callen  •  Keith Adams  •  Frank Brown

Part three of the Treasure Island Kids Series follows Charlie, a rebellious teenager sent to summer camp by his parents. This is not any old summer camp, this is the real Island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hurst
CAST:  Nicko Vella  •  John Callen  •  Keith Adams  •  Frank Brown

We're Here to Help (2007)

A Kafkaesque docudrama of an actual case involving a Christchurch small businessman and the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department. Most people can relate to running up against a bureaucrat (especially the tax man), who knows he can cause you trouble if you say ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonothan Cullinane
CAST:  Erik Thomson  •  Miriama Smith  •  Cameron Ramsay-Gibbons  •  Michael Hurst

A Kafkaesque docudrama of an actual case involving a Christchurch small businessman and the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department. Most people can relate to running up against a bureaucrat (especially the tax man), who knows he can cause you trouble if you say ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonothan Cullinane
CAST:  Erik Thomson  •  Miriama Smith  •  Cameron Ramsay-Gibbons  •  Michael Hurst

Desperate Remedies (1993)

In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune hunter. A local politician, William Poyner, is desperate for cash and thinks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stewart Main  •  Peter Wells
CAST:  Jennifer Ward-Lealand  •  Kevin Smith  •  Lisa Chappell  •  Cliff Curtis

In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune hunter. A local politician, William Poyner, is desperate for cash and thinks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stewart Main  •  Peter Wells
CAST:  Jennifer Ward-Lealand  •  Kevin Smith  •  Lisa Chappell  •  Cliff Curtis

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (1994)

After Jane leaves Bill, they each meet unusual strangers as they travel on their own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hurst
CAST:  Jennifer Ward-Lealand  •  Mark Wright  •  Norman Forsey  •  Stuart Hoar

After Jane leaves Bill, they each meet unusual strangers as they travel on their own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hurst
CAST:  Jennifer Ward-Lealand  •  Mark Wright  •  Norman Forsey  •  Stuart Hoar

Young Hercules (1998)

This film directed by T.J. Scott is a prequel to the popular television series. At an academy for mythological warriors, 17-year-old Hercules (Ian Bohen) meets Jason, the next in line to rule Corinth. When Jason discovers that his father is ill, Hercules decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  T.J. Scott
CAST:  Ian Bohen  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Chris Conrad  •  Johna Stewart-Bowden

This film directed by T.J. Scott is a prequel to the popular television series. At an academy for mythological warriors, 17-year-old Hercules (Ian Bohen) meets Jason, the next in line to rule Corinth. When Jason discovers that his father is ill, Hercules decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  T.J. Scott
CAST:  Ian Bohen  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Chris Conrad  •  Johna Stewart-Bowden

Bitch Slap (2009)

Three bad girls (a down-and-out stripper, a drug-running killer and a corporate powerbroker) arrive at a remote desert hideaway to extort and steal $200 million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Jacobson
CAST:  Julia Voth  •  Erin Cummings  •  America Olivo  •  Michael Hurst

Three bad girls (a down-and-out stripper, a drug-running killer and a corporate powerbroker) arrive at a remote desert hideaway to extort and steal $200 million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Jacobson
CAST:  Julia Voth  •  Erin Cummings  •  America Olivo  •  Michael Hurst

Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus (1998)

Mighty Zeus brings Hercules' mother, Alcmene, to Mount Olympus, and Hercules, believing she has been kidnapped, leads a rescue mission to save her. Zeus' jealous wife, Hera, decides that it should now be her time to rule the universe. Hera steals the Chronos Stone, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynne Naylor
CAST:  Kevin Sorbo  •  Lucy Lawless  •  Michael Hurst  •  Renee O'Connor

Mighty Zeus brings Hercules' mother, Alcmene, to Mount Olympus, and Hercules, believing she has been kidnapped, leads a rescue mission to save her. Zeus' jealous wife, Hera, decides that it should now be her time to rule the universe. Hera steals the Chronos Stone, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynne Naylor
CAST:  Kevin Sorbo  •  Lucy Lawless  •  Michael Hurst  •  Renee O'Connor

Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur (1994)

Hercules has settled down with his wife and children, but misses the good old days traveling around having exciting adventures. Then one day he is persuaded out of his farming "retirement" to help a distant village which is being attacked by an unseen monster. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Becker
CAST:  Kevin Sorbo  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Tawny Kitaen  •  Michael Hurst

Hercules has settled down with his wife and children, but misses the good old days traveling around having exciting adventures. Then one day he is persuaded out of his farming "retirement" to help a distant village which is being attacked by an unseen monster. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Becker
CAST:  Kevin Sorbo  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Tawny Kitaen  •  Michael Hurst

Hercules in the Underworld (1994)

When villagers begin disappearing it is discovered that they had fallen through a crack in the earth which goes straight to Hades. Hercules once again comes to the rescue and faces one of his most difficult challenges, and must prove himself as a man as well as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill L. Norton
CAST:  Kevin Sorbo  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Tawny Kitaen  •  Marley Shelton

When villagers begin disappearing it is discovered that they had fallen through a crack in the earth which goes straight to Hades. Hercules once again comes to the rescue and faces one of his most difficult challenges, and must prove himself as a man as well as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill L. Norton
CAST:  Kevin Sorbo  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Tawny Kitaen  •  Marley Shelton

Hercules and the Amazon Women (1994)

Hercules and Iolaus take time out from Iolaus' wedding preparations, to help a distant village under attack from "monsters". When they reach their destination, they find the monsters are in fact Amazonian women who are controlled by Hera. "Hercules and the Amazon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill L. Norton
CAST:  Kevin Sorbo  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Roma Downey  •  Michael Hurst

Hercules and Iolaus take time out from Iolaus' wedding preparations, to help a distant village under attack from "monsters". When they reach their destination, they find the monsters are in fact Amazonian women who are controlled by Hera. "Hercules and the Amazon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill L. Norton
CAST:  Kevin Sorbo  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Roma Downey  •  Michael Hurst

Fracture (2004)

A young solo mother loves her son and his needs are formost, but she still has room in her heart for her very broken brother, even as her fundamentalist mother rejects her. But when the brother is responsible for a woman's broken neck, during his burglary of her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Parr
CAST:  Kate Elliott  •  Jared Turner  •  Tim Lee  •  Miranda Harcourt

A young solo mother loves her son and his needs are formost, but she still has room in her heart for her very broken brother, even as her fundamentalist mother rejects her. But when the brother is responsible for a woman's broken neck, during his burglary of her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Parr
CAST:  Kate Elliott  •  Jared Turner  •  Tim Lee  •  Miranda Harcourt

The Tattooist (2007)

American tattoo artist Jake Sawyer wanders the world, exploring and exploiting ethnic themes in his tattoo designs. At a tattoo expo in Singapore, he gets his first glimpse at the exotic world of traditional Samoan tattoo (tatau), and, in a thoughtless act, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Burger
CAST:  Jason Behr  •  Mia Blake  •  David Fane  •  Robbie Magasiva

American tattoo artist Jake Sawyer wanders the world, exploring and exploiting ethnic themes in his tattoo designs. At a tattoo expo in Singapore, he gets his first glimpse at the exotic world of traditional Samoan tattoo (tatau), and, in a thoughtless act, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Burger
CAST:  Jason Behr  •  Mia Blake  •  David Fane  •  Robbie Magasiva

View from Olympus (2012)

Documentary from Geoffrey Cawthorn  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Michael Hurst

Documentary from Geoffrey Cawthorn  (more)

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CAST:  Michael Hurst

The Map Reader (2008)

Small-town New Zealand comedy-drama about Michael (Jordan Selwyn) - a 16-year-old whose passion for maps helps him escape his ordinary life and enjoy a state of isolation from those around him. But there are three women he can’t shut out – his single mother Amelia, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Brodie
CAST:  Rebecca Gibney  •  Jordan Selwyn  •  Mikaila Hutchinson  •  Bonnie Soper

Small-town New Zealand comedy-drama about Michael (Jordan Selwyn) - a 16-year-old whose passion for maps helps him escape his ordinary life and enjoy a state of isolation from those around him. But there are three women he can’t shut out – his single mother Amelia, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Brodie
CAST:  Rebecca Gibney  •  Jordan Selwyn  •  Mikaila Hutchinson  •  Bonnie Soper

The Last Magic Show (2007)

An emotionally traumatized stage magician has "escaped" into a fantasy world where he has real magical powers, but his career has taken him to performing at childrens' birthday parties. However, if he can find another stage assistant, his sleezy manager will give ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Conlan
CAST:  Andy Conlan  •  Georgie Hill  •  Jade Collins  •  Michael Hurst

An emotionally traumatized stage magician has "escaped" into a fantasy world where he has real magical powers, but his career has taken him to performing at childrens' birthday parties. However, if he can find another stage assistant, his sleezy manager will give ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Conlan
CAST:  Andy Conlan  •  Georgie Hill  •  Jade Collins  •  Michael Hurst

Dangerous Orphans (1985)

Three orphaned boys - O'Malley, Rossi and Moir - become blood brothers. When they grow up, they plot revenge on the crooks who got away with shooting O'Malley's father. The crooks are doing very nicely importing heroin and laundering money. The boys begin by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Laing
CAST:  Peter Stevens  •  Jennifer Ward-Lealand  •  Ross Girven  •  Michael Hurst

Three orphaned boys - O'Malley, Rossi and Moir - become blood brothers. When they grow up, they plot revenge on the crooks who got away with shooting O'Malley's father. The crooks are doing very nicely importing heroin and laundering money. The boys begin by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Laing
CAST:  Peter Stevens  •  Jennifer Ward-Lealand  •  Ross Girven  •  Michael Hurst
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