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Battle Beneath the Earth (1967)

 -  Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  15 May 1968 (USA)
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A Chinese general goes berserk and has a system of tunnels dug all the way from China to USA, under the Pacific Ocean! Wherever there is an important military base, he places atomic bombs. ... See full summary »

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Cmdr. Jonathan Shaw
Vivienne Ventura ...
Tila Yung (as Viviane Ventura)
Robert Ayres ...
Adm. Felix Hillebrand
Peter Arne ...
Arnold Kramer
Al Mulock ...
Sgt. Marvin Mulberry
Martin Benson ...
Gen. Chan Lu
Peter Elliott ...
Dr. Kengh Lee
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Sgt. Seth Hawkins
John Brandon ...
Maj. Frank Cannon
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Lt. Cmdr. Vance Cassidy (as Edward Bishop)
Bill Nagy ...
Col. Talbot Wilson
Sarah Brackett ...
Meg Webson
Paula Li Shiu ...
Dr. Arnn
David Spenser ...
Maj. Chai
Michael McStay ...
Bomb Train Commander
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A Chinese general goes berserk and has a system of tunnels dug all the way from China to USA, under the Pacific Ocean! Wherever there is an important military base, he places atomic bombs. US Navy soldiers go underground to repel the invaders. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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An Incredible Battle Is Raging Right Under Your Feet!

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Guerra bajo la tierra  »

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Last feature of Carl Jaffe. See more »

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In the opening scene in the police car the back projection is shown flipped so that all the store names read backwards. This is probably because the scenes were shot in Britain, who drive on the left, but set in the USA, who drive on the right. See more »

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Arnold Kramer: You fool! They're twenty years ahead of us! They've got tunneling machines! They're coming in under us and you sit there like an idiot!
Cmdr. Jonathan Shaw: Easy...
Arnold Kramer: Don't you understand they're after us? They're going to wipe us out!
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This film has its moments
20 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the scenes holds a special place in my memories as the most unintentionally hilarious piece of cinematography I have ever witnessed.

Picture this: The hero is wandering along a discovered tunnel with the leading lady, a geologist. In their travels they come across an obstacle; the passageway is dissected by a lava river level with the passageway. This is excusable, too many films show heroes far far closer to lava than the human body would stand, especially underground. However the female GEOLOGIST is about to step onto the lava, when the hero has to hold her back to stop her saying IIRC "Stop Honey, its hot."

Battle Beneath the Earth is a comic strip, fortunately the bad sets and casting have left it iconic and clean cut enough that it can pass for one in the manner of the 60's Batman series or Thunderbirds. If you choose to accept this you will enjoy the film, if for all the wrong reasons. If you cannot stay the hell away. This film rates one out of ten, but its a very watchable form of awful. In my opinion better than the cult Ed Wood films as it does have a followable plot, however ridiculous it may be.


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