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Fantastic Voyage -- In this legendary science fiction adventure, a surgical task force is reduced to microbe size to perform a delicate operation inside the brain of a dying scientist.  After the tiny crew have just begun their voyage, it becomes clear that there is a sabote
Fantastic Voyage -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Harry Kleiner (screenplay)
David Duncan (adaptation)
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Release Date:
24 August 1966 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The screen's most fantastic voyage See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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You're going to see things no one has ever seen before… See more (81 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stephen Boyd ... Grant

Raquel Welch ... Cora

Edmond O'Brien ... General Carter

Donald Pleasence ... Dr. Michaels

Arthur O'Connell ... Col. Donald Reid
William Redfield ... Capt. Bill Owens

Arthur Kennedy ... Dr. Duval
Jean Del Val ... Jan Benes
Barry Coe ... Communications Aide
Ken Scott ... Secret Service
Shelby Grant ... Nurse

James Brolin ... Technician
Brendan Fitzgerald ... Wireless Operator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brendon Boone ... MP (uncredited)
Kenneth MacDonald ... Henry - Heart Monitoring (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Young Scientist (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Fleischer 
 
Writing credits
Harry Kleiner (screenplay)

David Duncan (adaptation)

Otto Klement (story) and
Jerome Bixby (story) (as Jay Lewis Bixby)

Produced by
Saul David .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leonard Rosenman 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Laszlo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William B. Murphy 
 
Art Direction by
Dale Hennesy 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott (set decorations)
 
Makeup Department
Margaret Donovan .... hair styles
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Eric Stacey .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ad Schaumer .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
David Dockendorf .... sound
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Walter Rossi .... sound effects (uncredited)
Richard Sperber .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese .... special effects (uncredited)
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects
Jason Richardson .... restoration artist (restored version)
Marcel Delgado .... miniatures (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Donna Garrett .... stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Victor Arno .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Mitchell Lurie .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Leonard Rosenman .... conductor (uncredited)
Leonard Rosenman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Peter Foy .... technical adviser: flying sequences
Harper Goff .... creative production researcher
Richard Kuhn .... titles
Fred Zendar .... technical adviser
Marie Kenney .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan .... leg double: Steven Boyd (uncredited)
 
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MPAA:
Rated PG for mild violence and language
Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:K-12 | Japan:G (2009) | Netherlands:14 (1966) | Portugal:M/6 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:U (video rating) (1988) (1995) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (video rating: additional material) (2013) | USA:PG | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #20942) (original rating) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Medical schools, at least as late as the 1980s, would show clips from this film to illustrate various concepts in human anatomy, physiology, and especially immunology.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the briefing session Dr. Michaels shows the room a diagram of the blood clot on the left side of Benes brain, and the left carotid artery where the crew will be injected. Once the operation begins though the needle is injected on Benes right carotid, and all the diagrams thereafter show the Proteus traveling around the right side of his body.See more »
Quotes:
Col. Donald Reid:[General Carter goes to squash an ant that is crawling around among spilt sugar granules, then hesitates and finally relents as he reflects on how the crew in Benes' body are smaller than the ant] You'll wind up a Hindu; and love all forms of life, no matter how small.See more »
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Wasn't this movie based on an Isaac Asimov tale?
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36 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
You're going to see things no one has ever seen before…, 21 June 2008

"Fantastic Voyage" follows a surgical team of three scientists: Dr Peter Duval, the top brain surgeon in the country (Arthur Kennedy); Cora Peterson, his technical assistant (Raquel Welch); Dr Michaels, chief of the medical mission (Donald Pleasance), plus the skipper of the ship (William Redfield) and Grant (Stephen Boyd) the security agent for security purposes...

The sealed vessel—The Proteus—is reduced down by a secret branch called CMDF (Combined Miniature Deterrent Forces) and injected into one artery of a defecting Russian scientist who has suffered brain injury and he's in a coma from an assassination attempt... The crew must navigate to the scientist's brain (within exactly 60 minutes) where Dr Duval will attempt to dissolve the coagulum with a laser beam… After that everything starts growing back to its original size…

"Fantastic Voyage" is a film of authentic wonder: An ocean of life, the corpuscles, the heart, the lungs of the human body through which the crew move are exquisitely designed in great detail with artistic quality...

The plot creates unceasing moments of suspense as the ship and its crew are continually threatened by the scientist's natural defenses: white corpuscles, reticular fibers, antibodies and other factors… Leonard Rosenman's futuristic score nicely complements the adventure on screen with the strange sound of the human blood rushing through arteries, veins, rhythmical muscular movements, and of course, the sabotage occurred on board…

With two Oscar Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction, 'Fatastic Voyage' is certainly the most unusual journey into the human body, where the 'medieval philosophers were right. Man is the center of the universe. We stand in the middle of infinity, between outer and inner space. And there's no limit to either.'

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