A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.
Scientist Jan Benes, who knows the secret to keeping soldiers shrunken for an indefinite period, escapes from behind the Iron Curtain with the help of CIA agent Grant. While being transferred, their motorcade is attacked. Benes strikes his head, causing a blood clot to form in his brain. Grant is ordered to accompany a group of scientists as they are miniaturized. The crew has one hour to get in Benes's brain, remove the clot and get out. Written by
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Isaac Asimov was approached to write the novel from the script. He perused the script and declared it to be full of plot holes. Receiving permission to write the book the way he wanted, delays in filming and the speed at which he wrote saw the book appear before the film. See more »
Two times, people go swimming outside of the Proteus. The first is when Grant, Cora, Duval, and Michaels all go to get air for refueling their air supply. The second is when they go to remove the reticular fibers from the sub's airvents. In both cases, people are seen getting in the tank, the tank filling with water, and then they go outside to do their jobs. Interestingly, in both occurrences, they all come back with perfect hairdos (particularly Cora), with no indication of having gone swimming, like one would from swimming in a pool or in the ocean. (Dr. Michaels could be exempt from this, however, as he is bald.) See more »
Capt. Bill Owens:
Dr. Michaels... went berserk.
Grant, help! Get me out!
[hands SCUBA gear to Owens]
Get this on, quick. If a window blows, we'll lose this air lock.
Grant, help. I'm trapped. Help me!
[Grant struggles to free Michaels as he grows increasingly agitated]
Can't get my... can't get my hands out. Get me out of here. My... my hands are trapped. Can't move... can't move my hands. I can't move my ha... move my hands. Can't move my hands! Get my out! Get me out of here!
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This film was originally introduced to me at about 8 or 9 years of age on a Saturday afternoon and it quickly became a favorite of mine. This film tells the story of a brilliant scientist who is injured on his way to offer the U.S. military some much needed info for miniaturizing people and objects and allowing them to stay in the miniature state beyond the now 60 minute time limit the military is faced with. With a top-notch cast that includes; Stephen Boyd, Edmond O'Brien, Donald Pleasence and Raquel Welch as the medical Dr.'s and scientists that are miniaturized and injected into the scientists body in an effort to repair a wound that can't be fixed through the usual means. The effects in this film are truly amazing and make for a lot of fun as the sub/crew journey through the body and face problems along the way, especially as they are attacked as foreign bodies by the scientist's own natural defense system. If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing this little gem, by all means find it and rent it and if it's been a while, why not revisit this film, I'm amazed at how well it stands up, even after almost 40 years since it's release.
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