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The Island at the Top of the World (1974)

Four turn of the century explorers embark on an airship expedition to the high artic. Where upon they find a lost colony of Vikings.

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Gunnar Öhlund ...
The Godi (as Gunnar Ohlund)
Lasse Kolstad ...
Erik Silju ...
Torvald
Rolf Søder ...
The Lawspeaker
Torsten Wahlund ...
Sven
Sverre Anker Ousdal ...
Gunnar (as Sverre Ousdal)
Niels Hinrichsen ...
Sigurd
Denny Miller ...
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Brendan Dillon ...
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A Victorian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, but when they reach their destination they must escape from some Viking descendants who will kill to keep their existence a secret. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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20 December 1974 (USA)  »

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La isla del fin del mundo  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Final produced screenplay of writer John Whedon'. The picture remains to date the first, final and only ever produced theatrical feature film written by Cameron. See more »

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The Hyperion's propellers are hand cranked men by men on the ground. When the entire ship is viewed at rest the propellers are nowhere near the ground. See more »

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Oomiak: What fame, not even my dogs know me.
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A FUN FILLED ADVENTURE FOR ALL AGES!!
30 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This was the first film that I saw in the theater as a kid, and I have never forgotten it. David Hartman instantly became my favorite actor, and I was hooked on movies forever! This is the kind of movie that fills our dreams and satisfies the wanderlusterer in all of us. The high adventure, and colorful cinematography in this movie is what makes a great film. I've purchased the movie recently and am able to relive the wonder of Arctic travel once more. Its truly a trip back to my childhood when all things were simpler and adventure waited around every turn.


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