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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
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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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I think I saw a goldfish...
7 April 1999 | by (Ithaca, NY) – See all my reviews

Wow, an underwater film shot completely on location - at the bottom of the production designers' fishtank! This action-drama basically involves about 80 minutes of the main characters staring out of their mini-sub's windshield/projection screen with awestruck expressions at... grainily blown up shots of common acquarium fish. The "model shots" (a generous naming) actually DO look to have been shot in a common home aquarium, complete with plastic ferns and oversize gravel. The stretch is so great, the disparity so big, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I think in the end I simply gave up and decided to vomit. Not sure how Walter Pidgeon took a wrong turn into this turkey, but it is worth noting that about half the cast of "The Black Hole" is featured here - doubtless in a dry run for their performances in that later classic...


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