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The Neptune Factor (1973)

G | | Sci-Fi | 3 August 1973 (USA)
When an underwater ocean lab is lost in a earthquake, an advanced submarine is sent down to find it and encounters terrible danger.

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Cmdr. Adrian Blake
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Dr. Samuel Andrews
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Chief Diver Don MacKay
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Dr. Leah Jansen
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Diver Bob Cousins
Chris Wiggins ...
Capt. Williams
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Dr. Hal Hamilton
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Diver Dave Moulton
Leslie Carlson ...
Brigs, Triton Radioman
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Diver Phil Bradley
Ed McGibbon ...
Dr. Norton Shepherd
David Renton ...
Warrant Officer
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Dobson
David Yorston ...
Diver Stephens
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Diver Thomas
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Aboard the R/V Triton, the Project Neptune team is doing oceanographic research. Director Andrews is trying to keep the research going in spite of opposition from Foundation Head Sheppard. Below on the ocean floor, in the Sealab, the team led by Hamilton is about to return to the surface when the Sealab is ripped loose from it's moorings and sent careening into a trench. Trapped too deep for divers, the only chance is rescue by a new US Navy mini-sub, piloted by the arrogant Cdr Blake USN. Blake, Chief Diver MacKay, Diver Cousins & Dr. Jansen (Hamilton's fiance) dive in the mini sub to attempt the rescue of the trapped Hamilton & crew. Written by Robb Mavins <rmavins@mb.sympatico.ca>

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THE MOST FANTASTIC UNDERSEA ODYSSEY EVER FILMED! See more »

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Sci-Fi

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3 August 1973 (USA)  »

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Conquest of the Deeps  »

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CAD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Sandy Howard consulted a large number of marine biologists, oceanographers, and ichthyologists two years prior to taking the script into production. See more »

Goofs

Actor David Yorston's characters name is spelled Stevens on his scuba gear and in the Closed Captions, but it's spelled Stephens in the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Black Windmill (1974) See more »

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Come on, this is horrible!
28 March 2006 | by (chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Undersea disaster! Submarine is sent to save explorers from over-sized iridescent catfish! This was an absolutely horrible film, basically filmed by combining actors with normal, harmless tropical fish. The budget must have been incredible -- hire lackluster actors (of course, Ernest Borgnine is an exception) and buy a fish tank! If you give it a title reminiscent of Kubrick maybe people will think it's great! Plus we can tie it in with aquarium sales and pet shops! Lots of nice colors but the film was one of the worst ever...and not "fun" bad like "Manos" or "Plan Nine" -- I mean truly bad, boring, stupid, inept...the list goes on and on.


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