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The Amazing Captain Nemo (1978)
"The Return of Captain Nemo" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi  -  8 March 1978 (USA)
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Two US Navy divers discover the Nautilus trapped underwater, with Captain Nemo in suspended animation inside for the last century. Once Nemo is revived, the government makes a deal with him... See full summary »

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Plot unknown. Story centers on Jules Verne's classic literary character, Captain Nemo, who explored the depths of the ocean in his underwater ship called The Nautilus.

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Two US Navy divers discover the Nautilus trapped underwater, with Captain Nemo in suspended animation inside for the last century. Once Nemo is revived, the government makes a deal with him to refit his ship with a few modern technologies in exchange for his helping to defeat Professor Cunningham, a mad genius threatening to destroy Washington with a missile from his own submarine unless he is paid a billion dollars. Later, Nemo continues and completes his search for the sunken city of Atlantis, delayed 100 years by his long time in stasis. Written by Anonymous

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His goal was Atlantis - but first he must conquer the menace of the depths!

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The villain's submarine was modified from a Space:1999 Eagle play-set. The toy was made by Mattel in 1976, two years before the film. The engine section, side cargo doors, command capsule, and framework superstructure from the Eagle are all visible on the modified submarine. See more »

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Captain Nemo: [the villains have over-ridden Nautilus's guidance system] Someone has taken control of my nuclear submarine!
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Edited from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) See more »

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Fun if you don't take it too seriously
16 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is sort of a "1930s Serial as done by Irwin Allen". Imagine what Republic or Mascot could have done with 1970s movie technology. Superb special effects, the acting ranges from good to hammy, the dialog often inane, the premise preposterous, but if you don't take it too seriously, it's fun, a good rainy/snowy afternoon entertainment. It does contain one of my favorite movie scenes however. When the two Navy officers awaken Captain Nemo and he starts to talk about his crew and his ship, one of them says: "But Captain Nemo was a character in a book by Jules Verne!" To which he replies: "Had it perhaps occurred to you that that writer was a biographer as well as a novelist?"


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