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Crack in the World (1965)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  15 April 1965 (USA)
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A dying scientist pushes forward his project to tap through to the Earth's magma layer, with results that threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it.

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Complete credited cast:
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Dr. Stephen Sorenson
Janette Scott ...
Dr. Maggie Sorenson
Kieron Moore ...
Dr. Ted Rampion
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Sir Charles Eggerston
Peter Damon ...
John Masefield
Jim Gillen ...
Rand
Gary Lasdun ...
Markov
Alfred Brown ...
Dr. Bill Evans
Mike Steen ...
Steele
Emilio Carrere
Sydna Scott ...
Angela
John Karlsen ...
Dr. Reynolds
Todd Martin ...
Simpson
Ben Tatar ...
Indian Ambassador
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Dr. Stephen Sorenson plans to tap the geothermal energy of the Earth's interior by means of a thermonuclear device detonated deep within the earth. Despite dire warnings by fellow scientist Ted Rampion, Dr. Sorenson proceeds with the experiment after secretly learning that he is terminally ill. This experiment causes a crack to form and grow within the Earth's crust, which threatens to split the Earth in two if it is not stopped in time. Written by Teresa E. Tutt <tuttt@rpi.edu>

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The Day the Earth Split in Two!! (lobby card) See more »

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$873,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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As Doctor Sorensen's secret illness progresses, he is increasingly handicapped in visible ways... bandages around his hands, dark glasses indoors, etc. Yet no one notices. No other scientist, trained in observation comments. And the woman he is married to, says nothing, noting nothing is changed, despite his obvious deteriorating physical condition. See more »

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Near the beginning of the movie, Dr. Sorenson and Rampion are flying a helicopter to the scene of a huge animal stampede. The low-angle in-flight shot of them in the cockpit shows clouds above them, but they are motionless. This indicates that this scene was filmed on the ground in a stationary helicopter. See more »

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[first lines]
Dr. Maggie Sorenson: But, Sir Charles, the project entrance is half a mile further on!
Sir Charles Eggerston: I know, Mrs. Sorenson. I wanted to stop here to take a better look at THAT. That's your drill tower, isn't it?
Dr. Maggie Sorenson: Yes, it is.
Sir Charles Eggerston: What's that missile doing up there? I thought we came here to discuss with your husband the POSSIBILITY of using an atomic warhead.
Dr. Maggie Sorenson: HALF a missile, Sir Charles. If you look closely, you'll see it's not armed.
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Good movie, BUT...
15 June 2002 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

...I CAN'T BELIEVE IT HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED ON VIDEO!!!! WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!! While not a GREAT film, it nevertheless is entertaining with decent special effects for it's time. I recently recommended it to a friend only to find it's not available. For shame! I, for one, shall be eagerly awaiting it's release.


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