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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
Ivonne Sentis ...
Glauben
Frank Braña ...
Jack Taylor ...
Olsen
José María Caffarel ...
Professor (as José Mª Caffarel)
Emiliano Redondo ...
Prof. Kristoff
Lone Fleming ...
Molly
Ricardo Palacios ...
Train ticket collector
George Rigaud ...
Professor (as Jorge Rigaud)
Fabián Conde
Ana del Arco
Manuel Pereiro
Barta Barri ...
Professor
Ángel Álvarez ...
Professor
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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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Never shown in British cinemas, this was first shown on ITV at Christmas 1978. See more »

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Axel: A prehistoric boneyard is no place to bring up babies.
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Version of Journey to the Center of the Earth (1967) See more »

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awful Jules-Vernes-Adaptation
13 March 2000 | by (Kanazawa, Japan) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the worst adaptations of the Jules Verne book "Journey To the Center Of the Earth". The 1959 movie with the same title, starring James Mason, is much better. The cast of "Where Time Began" is very uninspired - especially Kenneth Moore (usually a very good actor) is very disappointing. The sets are look cheap, and one can almost smell the paint and rubber the prehistoric monsters are made of. Besides I didn't really figure out where this 'Olsen'-character came from and disappeared to. He seemed to have figured out a way to travel through time, as well as through space. Overall, this movie is a big disappointment - I wouldn't even recommend it for a rainy afternoon.


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