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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  12 July 1961 (USA)
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When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, US Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.

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Dr. Susan Hiller
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Lt Cathy Connors
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Comm. Lucius Emery
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Miguel Alvarez
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Lt (j.g.) Danny Romano
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Dr. Jamieson
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Vice-Adm. B.J. Crawford
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Congressman Llewellyn Parker
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Dr. Zucco
Skip Ward ...
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Seaman Jimmy 'Red' Smith
Charles Tannen ...
CPO Gleason
Del Monroe ...
Seaman Kowski (as Delbert Monroe)
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Storyline

Admiral Nelson takes a brand new atomic submarine through its paces. When the Van Allen radiation belt catches fire, the admiral must find a way to beat the heat or watch the world go up in smoke. Written by <GM.Augusta@worldnet.att.net>

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Race from outer space to seven miles below the sea ... with amazing aquanauts of the deep !


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Rated PG for some perilous situations | See all certifications »

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12 July 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Journey to the Bottom of the Sea  »

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$1,580,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

Control rm is fwd of the Sail thus periscope is video feed to actual periscope in Sail mounted aft of Control Rm for both movie & TV Seaviews. See more »

Goofs

The Admiral says that the minefield the Seaview runs into is too deep for divers (meaning that the pressure would be too great) so they send out the minisub. However, the minisub is a "wet" sub, meaning that the cabin is filled with water and the occupants have to wear breathing gear. Therefore the divers would be subjected to the same pressure whether they were in the sub or not. See more »

Quotes

Sparks: U.S.O.S. Seaview calling Washington. Come in, Washington.
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Sparks: Twenty-five hours of static in my ear. Man, I'm getting shell-shocked.
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Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
Written by Russell Faith
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A Beautifully Filmed Movie
4 June 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon USA) – See all my reviews

I had ordered Voyage to The Bottom of The Sea on DVD and at 3:00 in the morning I found myself watching it. Okay, the idea of the Van Allen radiation belt catching on fire is silly, but it's just the premise for a really good sci-fi adventure film that I wish I could've seen in the theaters on a wide screen. But the rich colors on the DVD and Dolby sound is a good substitute for the real thing.

In looking at it, I can't help but compare the movie with the series that followed as there are some of the actors from the movie who ended up in the show. Seeing this Lee Crane constantly arguing and second-guessing Admiral Nelson is a little disturbing, yet the movie inspired one of the best sci-fi series of the '60s. And the movie itself, like Fantastic Voyage, shows great creativity. Irwin Allen is always being underestimated by people with 60 second attention spans, but this movie shows how much of a creative artist that Allen was.

I gladly give this movie 8/10


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