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Hello Down There (1969)

G | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 25 June 1969 (USA)
A marine scientist volunteers to have his family live in a prototype underwater home to prove it's practical.

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Cast

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Fred Miller
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Vivian Miller
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Nate Ashbury
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T.R. Hollister
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Mel Cheever
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Myrtle Ruth
Kay Cole ...
Lorrie Miller
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Harold Webster
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Marvin Webster
Gary Tigerman ...
Tommie Miller
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Jonah
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Sonarman
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Himself
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Dr. Wells
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Adm. Sheridan
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Storyline

Marine scientist Fred Miller designs the world's first underwater home, but when the business magnate funding his work threatens to end the project, Miller volunteers to live in it with his own family to prove it's practical. The underwater clan includes his water-phobic wife and his daughter and son, who are part of a rock and roll band. They bring along the lead singer and drummer. Along the way, they have to contend with a competing engineer who promises to mine the ocean floor for the businessman. A record producer likes their music and books them on TV, leading the kids to try to escape to the surface. Written by Anonymous

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Take a Dive with the Miller Family! See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

25 June 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sub-A-Dub-Dub  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reissued for Saturday children's matinées under the title "Sub-A-Dub-Dub" See more »

Goofs

Merv Griffin makes mention that he is live from the eye of Hurricane Hazel. Hurricane Hazel was the worst hurricane of the 1954 Atlantic hurricane season and one of the worst hurricanes of the 20th century. Due to the severity of the hurricane, the name was retired and therefore would never have been a hurricane name in the year the movie supposedly took place. See more »

Quotes

Fred Miller: [they are in a mini-submarine] We maintain normal atmospheric pressure in here by a special mixture of Oxygen and Helium.
T.R. Hollister: Never mind the scientific lecture, Miller. Just what is this crazy project you dragged me down here to see?
Fred Miller: Mr. Hollister, this project meets the most important challenge of the future.
T.R. Hollister: Never mind the future, just give me the past. And oysters.
T.R. Hollister: There she is!
T.R. Hollister: Where?
Fred Miller: Right there. Dead ahead.
T.R. Hollister: Well, I see where is it, but what is it? It looks like a large onion.
Fred Miller: That's what we ...
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Connections

References The Merv Griffin Show (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Just One More Chance
Lyrics by Sam Coslow
Music by Arthur Johnston
Performed by Harold and the Hang-Ups
Vocal by Tony Randall
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Harmless and kind of fun
6 May 2005 | by (Kirkland, Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

It's a goofy lightweight comedy. Mostly it's unremarkable, the kind of movie I'd give a 5 score out of 10. But the underwater scenes, especially the ones with the dolphins, are kind of fun; and it's also kind of fun to see Roddy McDowell, Jim Backus, and Ken Berry hamming it up.

There are several groovy 60's pop music songs, the costumes and haircuts are extremely 60's, and the 60's slang is so silly I wonder if they made up half of it. Merv Griffin appears in a cameo as himself. Tony Randall even sings one song!

You will probably enjoy seeing it once but you probably won't want to buy a copy. See it sometime when you are in the mood for a large dose of the 1960's.


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