Snakes on board an American sub set off a chain of events that ultimately causes the boat to sink to the bottom of the ocean. The surviving crew must devise a rescue plan to free themselves and raise the sub.

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Russ Bogan
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Elaine Wedell
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Joe Voit
Jason Evers ...
Commander Kirk
Charles Robinson ...
Lieutenant Nicholson (as Charles Knox Robinson)
Ben Piazza ...
Lieutenant Whitehead
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Torquale
Sherry Boucher ...
Liz McCord
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Masai Ikeda
William Mims ...
Mayne Bradley
Shizuko Hoshi ...
Suan Kuroda
Richard LePore ...
Chief Hughes
Sandra Ego ...
Terezita
Felipe Turich ...
Shaman
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Compton
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An American submarine leaves Tierra Del Fuego, and one of its crew has secretly brought aboard a container full of poisonous fer-de-lance snakes which escape storage and bite key personnel on the submarine, causing an accident that cripples the vehicle so that it drops to the bottom of the Southern Ocean. Worse still, the snakes are still at large on the submarine and complicate the efforts of the crew to escape the sunken vessel. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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18 October 1974 (USA)  »

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Agonia ton vython  »

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This was the third time David Janssen and Ivan Dixon would appear together on TV, seven years after The Fugitive: Dossier on a Diplomat (1967) and ten years after The Fugitive: Escape into Black (1964). See more »

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Hope Lange's character is listed as Elaine Wedell in the cast list, but in the movie she says her name is Eileen. See more »

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Russ Bogan: We can't move the boat. Move the rocks.
Joe Voit: Those rocks must weigh more than a thousand tons.
Russ Bogan: We'll set up a series of charges, enough to gouge out the load. All we need is a couple of inches.
Joe Voit: How do you know the charges won't crack us open?
Russ Bogan: Well, I don't. But if we sit here we're dead.
Joe Voit: If the divers go out there, they're dead.
Russ Bogan: Not necessarily. We've had divers out at a thousand feet before. We got deep water rigs, exotic air mixtures, helium, argon. And we're loaded with experts.
Joe Voit: Russ, that ...
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Saw it when it first played on TV
7 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was 12 and the premise sounded great--a TV movie about a submarine trapped underwater with deadly snakes on the loose. I remember watching and, after a while, became increasingly bored. The script was by-the-numbers (there were no surprises or anything even slightly original), the cast looked either bored or had a sad let-me-out-of-here look of their faces (David Janssen). By the end I was fighting to stay awake! Dull dull DULL.

It's hard to believe but this was released as a theatrical feature in Europe! Some poor suckers had to PAY to see this! I can imagine the reactions where this played. This IS worth seeing if you have insomnia--this will cure you completely!


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