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City Beneath the Sea (1971)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  25 January 1971 (USA)
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A group of 21st-century colonists inhabit an underwater city called Pacifica. They find that they must defend their city against hostile alien forces.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Adm. Michael Matthews
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Brett
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Lia Holmes
Robert Colbert ...
Cmdr. Woody Patterson
Burr DeBenning ...
Aguila (as Burr De Benning)
Susana Miranda ...
Elena
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The President
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Dr. Ziegler
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Dr. Talty
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Barton
Sugar Ray Robinson ...
Capt. Hunter
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Prof. Holmes
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Bill Holmes
Tom Drake ...
Gen. Putnam
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Blonde Woman (as Sheila Mathews)
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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 <darkobserver@hotmail.com>

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

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Trivia

Burr DeBenning, who played the water-breathing Aguila, would play a similar role in Man from Atlantis (1977), as a water-breathing alien who fought the title character in the episode "The Death Scouts". See more »

Goofs

In the fight scene between Adm. Mathews and Brett in the vault. Brett is thrown against a pile of gold bars but the entire pile can be seen to start tipping over. Solid gold bars would be too heavy to be pushed over this way. Also the pile tips without any individual blocks moving out of place, revealing this to be a prop wall probably made of wood. All the other piles did not topple when pushed against. See more »

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Busted Pilot
14 February 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This was one of the few flops that Irwin Allen had during his days in television. This film was supposed to be the latest of Allen's science fiction series. Unfortunately, it didn't work. However, it was a good premise. People moving to a city under the Pacific Ocean to not only do research, but to create a whole new society. It also was a nice little caper film due to the sub plot of the gold heist in the backdrop of the main story of the title city's impending doom from the onrushing planetoid. This truly was a lost gem of television. Too bad it never made it as a series.

Also, isn't it ironic that Richard Basehart is playing the president in this film? Of course, he played Admiral Nelson on Allen's biggest hit series, the similarly themed "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea".


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