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Release Date:
4 March 1977 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The adventures of a man with amphibious abilities. Full summary »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 16)

Patrick Duffy ... Mark Harris (17 episodes, 1977-1978)

Alan Fudge ... C.W. Crawford (16 episodes, 1977-1978)

Belinda Montgomery ... Dr. Elizabeth Merrill (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Anson Downes ... Airlock Officer (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jean Marie Hon ... Jane (9 episodes, 1977-1978)
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Series Directed by
David Moessinger (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Virgil W. Vogel (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Writing credits
Larry Alexander (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Luther Murdoch (3 episodes, 1977)
Michael I. Wagner (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Stephen Kandel (2 episodes, 1977)

Series Produced by
Robert H. Justman .... producer (1 episode, 1977)
Herbert F. Solow .... executive producer (1 episode, 1977)

Herman Miller .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Fred Karlin (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Cinematography by
William Cronjager (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
Dann Cahn (1 episode, 1977)
John Farrell (1 episode, 1977)
Gary Griffin (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Casting by
Ruth Conforte (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Art Direction by
J. Smith Poplin (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Donald Cash Jr. .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1977)
Susan Germaine .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Production Management
Kevin Donnelly .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Siporin .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Art Department
Bob McLing .... property master (16 episodes, 1977-1978)

Stan Cockerell .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Sal Sommatino .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Special Effects by
Wayne Rose .... special effects (16 episodes, 1977-1978)
Tom Fisher .... special effects (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Pete Kleinow .... photographic effects (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
Harry Walton .... photographic effects (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gene Warren .... photographic effects (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Stunts
Anne Senelly Kyle .... stunt performer (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
Marneen Fields .... stunt performer / stunt performer: swimmer / ... (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
Larry Holt .... stunts (3 episodes, 1977)
Wayne Baker .... stunt double: "Thark" / stunt double: Jomo-Helmsman (2 episodes, 1977)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer / stunt double: Joshua Bryant (2 episodes, 1977)

Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tom Morga .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Anderson .... best boy (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Editorial Department
Daniel T. Cahn .... apprentice editor (4 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Music Department
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
Nicholas C. Washington .... music editor (4 episodes, 1977)
John Mick .... music editor (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jerry MacDonald .... music editor (2 episodes, 1977)
Joe Tuley .... music editor (2 episodes, 1977)
 

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60 min (17 episodes)
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Trivia:
Patrick Duffy had to shave his body to play Mark Harris. He originally used foam and a razor, saying he "took the longest showers you ever saw," but switched over to an electric shaver during the show's run.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Support wires are visible above the submarine Cetacean depending on the angle of view. Also, when the sub surfaces or submerges in the ship's home base, rising bubbles and surface waves reveal the actual size of the supposedly huge vessel.See more »
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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Movies vs TV Show, 18 December 2006
Author: thediehard from United States

The first movie was wonderful, the three following movies were pretty good. (The fourth movie, which was only a 90-minute instead of the usual 2-hour, was the highest-rated movie of the year.) The four movies were published as books. The series, unfortunately, was utterly destroyed by Herb Solow, who made it into a "kiddie show, like a comic book" -- and Solow didn't even know comic books. A giant two-headed sea horse? A giant squid made from a plastic purple shower curtain? It was embarrassing. The blessedly short-lived comics series itself was even worse -- the stories were passable, but the art was about the worst that comics have ever dared to try to sell.

There were also four paperback books made out of the movies. They were pretty much exactly the same as the scripts.

Duffy did most of his own stunts, being better at holding his breath than the stunt man. (Boy, did he have a six-pack! Yummm....) But he really wasn't that good a swimmer -- he actually lost to the guy from Grizzly Adams in the swimming competition on "Battle of the Network Stars." Ouch.

Victor Bueno, the recurring head bad guy ("Mr. Schubert") said it was his favorite role of all time, since he could camp it up to his heart's content -- and this from a man who had done everything from Shakespeare on stage to villains on Wild Wild West and Batman. The other recurring bad guy, Ted Neeley, is probably better known for his role on a fairly famous musical -- as Jesus Christ, Superstar.

Man from Atlantis also served as the inspiration for main characters in Vonda McIntyre's "Superluminal" and her four-part Starfarers series. McIntyre is considered one of the top ten living science fiction authors.

Mark Harris is a classic "Stranger in a Strange Land" type character. Unlike Aquaman and Submariner, he is apparently the last, or only, one of his kind, a distinction he shares with another not-quite-human guy named Kal-El.

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