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Fantastic Voyage (1966)

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A diplomat 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.

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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 Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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scientist | blood | microscopic | body | coma | See more »

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The screen's most fantastic voyage See more »


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Rated PG for mild violence and language | See all certifications »

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24 August 1966 (USA)  »

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Microscopia  »

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In his book, special effects man L.B. Abbott writes about making use of a giant champagne glass built for another movie to fill with water and use for the whirlpool sequence when the ship is sucked through a tear in the artery. Althougth he doesn't mention the movie's name, it is most likely the film _What a Way to Go (1964)_ which had a sequence of Shirley MacLaine lounging in a giant champagne glass. See more »

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The four crew members escaping through the tear duct at the end left the laser behind, which would grow back to its original size inside of Benes' head thereby killing him. See more »

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[as the submarine enters the brain]
Dr. Duval: Yet all the suns that light the corridors of the universe shine dim before the blazing of a single thought...
Grant:
  • proclaiming in incandescent glory the myriad mind of Man...



Dr. Michaels: Very poetic, gentlemen. Let me know when we pass the soul.
Dr. Duval: The soul? The finite mind cannot comprehend infinity - and the soul, which comes from God, is infinite.
Dr. Michaels: Yes, well, our time isn't.
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Classic SF and great visuals
7 May 2000 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

This movie holds up after nearly 35 years. The TV version is often chopped up for commercials and the print muddy, but if you can get a good video or see it on a premium movie channel, Fantastic Voyage will still produce a sense of wonder as you navigate "inside" an injured man's body with a team of intrepid explorers to find and repair microscopic damage. Some of the Cold War aspects of the film might jar, as well as a 35-year-old vision of "high tech", but the spec effects of the journey of the PROTEUS through the human vascular system was years ahead of its time.


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