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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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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)
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Elena
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The President
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Dr. Ziegler
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Dr. Talty
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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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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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Special effects winner
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When I first saw this film in 1971 on KING-TV in Seattle as a kid, I had no idea it had won an Emmy for best special effects or that the screenplay had been written by Star Trek producer John Meredyth Lucas.

All I knew was that it was a wonderfully clean and futuristic looking film, with lots of action and exciting situations. For fans of Irwin Allen's previous TV shows, it's a treasure house of familiar faces and reused props. James Darren, Robert Colbert and Whit Bissell are here from "Time Tunnel," as is Richard Basehart and Robert Dowdell from "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea." The glowing red planetoid, which still looks fantastic as it approaches the Earth, had previously been a glowing GREEN planetoid used for "Land of the Giants". Even the main title music for this film is background music from "Land of the Giants". The opening shots of the flying sub (stock footage from Voyage) is straight from the negative, and looks incredible. The film also boosts many new effects as well and impressive sets. It would have been a great TV series, something more ambitious for the early 1970s than "Invisible Man" or "Six Million Dollar Man". A fun ride.


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