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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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Admiral Matthews
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Lia Holmes
Robert Colbert ...
Commander Patterson
Burr DeBenning ...
Aguila (as Burr De Benning)
Susana Miranda ...
Elena
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Barton
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Professor Holmes
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the President
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Dr. Ziegler
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Dr. Talty
Sugar Ray Robinson ...
Captain Hunter
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Bill Holmes
William Bryant ...
Captain Lunderson (as Bill Bryant)
Robert Dowdell ...
Young Officer (as Bob Dowdell)
Edward G. Robinson Jr. ...
Dr. Burkson
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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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25 January 1971 (USA)  »

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La ciudad bajo el mar  »

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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 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

THE SAME DAY NEW YORK CITY See more »

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

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great review + personal request

This is a TRUE Irwin Allen classic!! a underwater city that can fight off hazards from outer space, handle dangerous unstable nuclear material, store all the gold from Fort Knox, and has a man who can breathe, and talk underwater, who helps deal with sabotage, and a major gold theft!! WOW!!!!,but WOW!!!! Stuart Whitman makes a great city leader!!, Robert Colbert[Doug Philips of TIME TUNNEL fame] makes wonderful second in command!!, Richard Basehart[ADM Nelson of Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea] as President[I would have voted him for the OVAL OFFICE!!], and Robert Wagner was a absolutely great villain!! I even liked the props especially the FLYING SUB[from Voyage To The Bottom Of The SEA]!! Yes Mr. Allen outdid himself on this one!! I am sorry that this movie did not become a series, either as a T.V. series or a movie series, either one would have been THE greatest series of all time!!! However I do feel that this movie should be released for DVD video because I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A COPY OF MY OWN THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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