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
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 »
I saw this movie in the early 1970s and it was a great matinee entertainer. Lots of action, thrills and spills. Neat sets (for the time) and a strong lead (Stuart Whitman) with good supporting characters. Remember that this is essentially a bit of low-budget escapism, don't expect too much and you'll enjoy the ride. Great, harmless way to get youngsters interested in sci-fi - and a marvellous excuse for Dad's especially to relive their growing years as they watch along!
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