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Where Time Began (1977)

Viaje al centro de la Tierra (original title)
Like in the novel of Jules Verne four persons try to get to the centre of the world by entering into a world of caves by a volcano. On their way they discover among other things also ... See full summary »

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Pep Munné ...
Axel (as Pep Munne)
Ivonne Sentis ...
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Olsen
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Professor Fridleson (as Jose Mª Caffarel)
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Prof. Kristoff
Lone Fleming ...
Martha
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Train ticket collector
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Professor (as Jorge Rigaud)
Fabián Conde ...
(as Fabian Cone)
Ana del Arco
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Professor
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Professor (as Angel Alvarez)
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Like in the novel of Jules Verne four persons try to get to the centre of the world by entering into a world of caves by a volcano. On their way they discover among other things also prehistoric animals like some dinosaurs. Written by Volker Boehm

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A Spectacular Adaptation of Jules Verne's Classic! See more »


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November 1978 (USA)  »

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Never shown in British cinemas, this was first shown on ITV at Christmas 1978. See more »

Quotes

Glauben: Under the earth, you have to expect the unexpected.
[Dubbed English version]
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Version of Journey to the Center of the Earth (1993) See more »

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Not for everyone
13 July 2004 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Oh, it's okay. I guess. Maybe. As has already been stated, it is very much a recast version of the 1950s version with James Mason. There are some

unusual twists, mostly toward the end. The special effects are on par with Kevin Connor's assorted 1970s monster flicks (e.g. The Land That Time Forgot,

People that Time Forgot, At the Earth's Core, Warlords of Atlantis). While many find those films to be entertaining and campy cheese, this film lacks their humor and spark. Nevertheless, it is a decent enough time killer, but is probably not worth recommending to the vast majority of viewers. For what it's worth,

Kenneth More is a credible Lindenbrock. The rest of the cast is at least okay save for Pep Munne who plays Axel. During an extensive rafting trip, I was

really hoping to see Axel slip overboard for the duration.


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