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The Neptune Factor (1973)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  3 August 1973 (USA)
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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
Ken Pogue ...
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.

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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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When Dr. Leah Jansen is suffering the effects from going too deep we hear her talking through the ship's speakers. However when Cousins and MacKay rescue her we see her scuba gear has a standard mouthpiece and her face mask only covers her eyes and nose, all of which would prevent her from talking to the ship. See more »

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Ernest Borgnine is the best part of this sub-standard plot and fish-tank special effects.
12 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not a bad effort, really, given that the film was made during the age of Cousteau. Underwater filming of deep ocean life had not been accomplished. Now we know what it looks like way down there, so the fish tank 'special effects' really ruin the story. The first sight of a clown fish is like a slap in the face! The film becomes a comedy after that! But really, this is only because science education (as miserable as it may be) has advanced SO MUCH on television. Now we can sit on our sofa and watch animal planet to get a better seminar on deep ocean life than marine biologists of the day received! So, if you're looking for a top-notch special effects masterpiece, the toy sub floating in the Monterey Bay aquarium's fish tanks probably won't cut it. Nevertheless, it's an entertaining few minutes, anyway. I say, watch it and try to forget about reality for a while. Pretend you're TEN!


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