City Beneath the Sea (1971)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  25 January 1971 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 425 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 3 critic

A group of 21st-century colonists inhabit an underwater city called Pacifica. They find that they must defend their city against hostile alien forces.



(screenplay), (story)
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 184 titles
created 21 Dec 2011
a list of 297 titles
created 15 Jan 2012
a list of 606 titles
created 28 Feb 2012
a list of 3313 titles
created 26 Dec 2013
a list of 48 titles
created 13 Feb 2014

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: City Beneath the Sea (TV Movie 1971)

City Beneath the Sea (TV Movie 1971) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of City Beneath the Sea.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Time Tunnel (1966–1967)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Scientists Tony Newman and Doug Phillips are the young heads of Project Tic-Toc, a multi-billion dollar government installation buried beneath the desert. They have invented a Time Tunnel, ... See full summary »

Stars: James Darren, Robert Colbert, Whit Bissell
Land of the Giants (1968–1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A spaceship from Earth crash-lands on an Earth-like planet on which everything, including the human-like inhabitants, is twelve times the size of its counterpart on Earth.

Stars: Gary Conway, Don Matheson, Stefan Arngrim
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers...

Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Robert Dowdell
UFO (1970–1973)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, US Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.

Director: Irwin Allen
Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden
Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there.

Director: Irwin Allen
Stars: Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the population go blind... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Sekely, Freddie Francis
Stars: Nicole Maurey, Howard Keel, Janette Scott
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based on the HG Wells story. The world is delighted when a space craft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon, they think for the first time. But the delight ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Edward Judd, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries
Rollercoaster (1977)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A blackmailer threatens to sabotage roller-coasters at various American amusement parks if he isn't paid a huge ransom.

Director: James Goldstone
Stars: George Segal, Timothy Bottoms, Richard Widmark
The Invaders (1967–1968)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Mark Russell
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war.

Director: Joseph M. Newman
Stars: Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason
City Beneath the Sea (TV Short 1969)
Short | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Failed pilot for a show that was meant to replace Star Trek after it got canceled. In the future, humans and humanoid amphibians live in cities beneath the sea. Matthews and the crew of his sub Titan must save their city from a saboteur.

Director: Irwin Allen
Stars: Lloyd Bochner, James Brolin, Glenn Corbett


Cast overview, first billed only:
Admiral Matthews
Lia Holmes
Robert Colbert ...
Commander Patterson
Burr DeBenning ...
Aguila (as Burr De Benning)
Susana Miranda ...
Professor Holmes
the President
Dr. Ziegler
Dr. Talty
Sugar Ray Robinson ...
Captain Hunter
Bill Holmes
William Bryant ...
Captain Lunderson (as Bill Bryant)
Robert Dowdell ...
Young Officer (as Bob Dowdell)
Edward G. Robinson Jr. ...
Dr. Burkson


A group of 21st-century colonists inhabit an underwater city called Pacifica. Originally intended as a purely scientific installation, the U. S. government wants to stash all its gold reserves from Fort Knox there, along with a fantastic new radioactive element. The brother of Pacifica's returning former commander plans to steal the gold and on top of that, the city faces destruction by an asteroid from outer space. Written by <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Theirs was the most dangerous mission in history . . . to save the world from total destruction!


Action | Sci-Fi


See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

25 January 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La ciudad bajo el mar  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The Aquafoils are originally the Flying Sub Models from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964). Stock footage of the ship in flight is the same that was used in the series. See more »


In the opening of the movie, the drilling rig is shown being destroyed in the Atlantic Ocean yet Dr. Talty later says it was destroyed off the Texas coast. Unless the Texas border has vastly expanded in the time setting of the movie, Texas has no Atlantic Ocean coast. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: JUNE 12 2053 THE ATLANTIC OCEAN



Remake of City Beneath the Sea (1969) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good movie if you enjoy work by Irwin Allen
16 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a kid I had this movie on Viewmaster in 1972, on 3 reels I really liked it then. Never had it on VHS, but was glad I waited to get it on DVD. Which finally I did. I enjoyed movie when it came out, enjoyed the cast, especially Robert Wagner, Rosemary Forsythe, and Robert Colbert, I really like all the people that were used as guest stars. And I enjoyed the city and that they used the flying sub from "Voyage to the bottom of the sea", in the movie. I liked the sets, the costumes were excellent, the US Navy really should consider naval uniforms like the costume department used in the movie, the music supplied as very good, I certainly wish this had become a Television show, at the time it aired on broadcast I thought it was a Pilot for an upcoming TV show, sadly that never happened.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
City Beneath the Sea (1971) - Copy Wanted damianrock
1969 version debtfull
Irwin Allen Science, plot and special effects edwstraker
Channel 4, UK TV - 11th May, 15:35 phill_johnson
Dr. Aguila = amphibian ? torin_skunktaur
Official DVD Release Is Available cagleheadinor
Discuss City Beneath the Sea (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: