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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

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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Dr. Jamieson
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Vice-Adm. B.J. Crawford
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Congressman Llewellyn Parker
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Seaman Jimmy 'Red' Smith
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CPO Gleason
Del Monroe ...
Seaman Kowski (as Delbert Monroe)
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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)  »

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$1,580,000 (estimated)
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First came out on DVD in 2013, Ironically both Michael Ansara and Joan Fontaine passed away in the year. See more »

Goofs

The sub is docked, yet a crash dive is ordered. A sub can't crash dive at a dock, it's too shallow. Crash dives can only happen in deep water. See more »

Quotes

Admiral Nelson: Alvarez... are you saying that Man must accept destruction even though it's in his power to prevent it?
Alvarez: It's not for us to judge, Admiral.
Admiral Nelson: Not to judge, maybe; but we can reason. If God ordains that Man should die without a fight, then why does He give us the will to live?
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Edited into Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania (1999) See more »

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Sung by Frankie Avalon
by Russell Faith
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26 February 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're a sci-fi junkie as I am, this is one of your MUST SEES. Irwin Allen's Nuclear powered "SEAVIEW" is a marvel. Must be seen in letterboxed format to appreciate all the effects. I saw it in the theatres when 1st released and I still am in awe of it. TV series only added to my delight. You'll enjoy this one.


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