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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 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 »
User Reviews:
Pretty good little film. See more (82 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:
A now defunct thrill ride at Disney's Epcot Center, called Body Wars, was largely inspired by this film, even though it is not a Disney film. The director, Richard Fleischer, however, also directed Disney's first science fiction film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: As the car disappears down the lift, delivering Grant to CMDF, it should vanish as it is hidden by the hole. Instead the special effects crew elected to shrink the image; we see at least 20 feet of elevation change at the back wall but the car is still visible at foreground. In addition, the car's shadow doesn't change as it should if it was actually moving in relation to the light source.See more »
Quotes:
Grant:What happened?
Capt. Bill Owens:Dr Michaels... went berserk.
Grant:Berserk nothing!
Dr. Michaels:Help! Get me out, my hands are trapped, I can't move my hands. I'm stuck and I can't... I can't move my hands... Get me out.
[white corpuscle begins to devour submarine]
Dr. Michaels:Get me out! Get me out!
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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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18 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Pretty good little film., 23 July 2002
Author: Brian Ellis from Chantilly, VA

To answer everyone's question about how did Issac Asimov resolve the Proteus issue at the end of the movie; in his novelization of the film (which is a very good sci-fi book on its own), the sub comes out with everyone else in the teardrop along with "a very surprised white blood cell." The scene with Donald Pleasance gave me chills when I saw it as a child and having recently seen it again, it still is creepy. I think this is due to Pleasance's performance more than anything else. I do have to say that seeing Stephen Boyd being driven around the LA Sports Center (subbing for the top secret research center; they had to have everything removed by 5:30 in the afternoon the week they filmed there because sporting events were going on at night) in a golf cart seemed a bit silly but I guess that showed how important he was. With these kinds of films, one has to ignore all certain types of questions about how come this did or didn't happen when the scientists did this and just relax and enjoy it.

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