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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 »
Genre:
Tagline:
The screen's most fantastic voyage See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Superior Sci-Fi Adventure! See more (87 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stephen Boyd ... Charles Grant

Raquel Welch ... Cora Peterson

Edmond O'Brien ... General Carter

Donald Pleasence ... Dr. Michaels

Arthur O'Connell ... Colonel Donald Reid
William Redfield ... Captain Bill Owens

Arthur Kennedy ... Dr. Peter Duval

Jean Del Val ... Dr. 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 stylist
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Eric Stacey .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ad Schaumer .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Bill Anderson .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
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 (1996)
Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | 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:A (original rating) | UK:U (video rating: additional material) (2013) | UK:U (video rating) (1988) (1995) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #20942) (original rating) | USA:PG (certificate #34942) (1996) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
As a college student, director Richard Fleischer was a pre-med student for a time.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Wires are visible when the sub is in the lymphatic system just prior to moving to the inner ear. Wires show on the sub, the reticulated fibers, and even on the "invading bodies."See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Peter Duval: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.See more »

FAQ

Wasn't this movie based on an Isaac Asimov tale?
Wasn't this movie remade in the 1980s?
When do they get injected into the patient's body?
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34 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Superior Sci-Fi Adventure!, 9 July 2002
Author: (bsmith5552@rogers.com) from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The premise of "Fantastic Voyage" seemed very unlikely in 1966, however in 2002 I'm not so sure.

The story concerns a top secret miniaturization program being developed by the Americans and concurrently by "the other side". A scientist from the other side has the secret of counteracting the situation where the miniaturization effects wear off after one hour. Unfortunately, the scientist receives a brain injury in an assassination attempt. This results in General Carter (Edmond O'Brien), the commanding officer of the project deciding to "send in" a team of experts miniaturized, to the injured man's brain to repair the damage.

The team consists of Drs. Duval (Arthur Kennedy) and Michaels (Donald Pleasance), Pilot Capt. Owens (William Redfield) and the romantic leads, Grant (Stephen Boyd) and the ever lovely Raquel Welch as Duval's assistant. Assisting O'Brien as a medical expert is Arthur O'Connell as Col. Reid. Of course, as in most film's of this type there is the inevitable fifth columnist aboard. The acting is good, particluarly the performances of veterans Kennedy, Pleasance, O'Brien and O'Connell.

The real star of the "Fantastic Voyage" are its amazing special effects. Filmed long before today's computerized digital effects, this film still makes believable, the illusion of a team of people being injected into a person's bloodstream. To fully appreciate the effects the viewer should see it in its widescreen format.

Watch for James Brolin in a small role as one of the lab technicians. And if you get bored, there's always (snort, pant, drool) Raquel in her form fitting diving suit.

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