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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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

When Fred rescues Mel Cheever from the HOD, the HOD is listing badly, and sludge is pouring into the cabin from a hatch overhead. However, the sludge falls diagonally, revealing that the camera is tilted to imply the list. 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 Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Glub
Lyrics by Sam Coslow
Music by Arthur Johnston
Performed by Harold and the Hang-Ups
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24 May 2001 | by (under the arch) – See all my reviews

We loved this movie when we saw it at the theatre during its original release; I still have fond memories of the pet dolphins cavorting in the living room pool, and of the space-age push-button underwater conveniences (such as that neat pop-up refrigerator). I can even remember the lyrics to "Hey Little Goldfish" and "Glub, Glub"!! As kids we sang those songs for years. I can't wait to rent this one and rock out again with Dreyfuss and the gang! I hope he doesn't mind too much, 'cause I think this movie is a great sixties artifact, with a fun cast and very creative sets.


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