During World War II the passenger liner "Goliath" is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades ... See full summary »

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Peter Cabot
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John McKenzie
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Adm. Wiley Sloan
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Ronald Bentley
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Dr. Sam Marlowe
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Dan Wesker
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Lea McKenzie
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During World War II the passenger liner "Goliath" is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades they build a rigidly regulated society completely isolated from the surface world, until in contemporary times a diving team begins to explore the wreck. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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11 November 1981 (USA)  »

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The scenes of the "Goliath" at sea are taken from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). The model was first used in Titanic (1953), and refurbished to resemble the Queen Mary. See more »

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The "hot tap" shows that the atmosphere of the Goliath is 1 1/2% oxygen, the rest hydrogen. In that atmosphere, the handgun which was fired in the ship would've caused an explosion. See more »

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Peter Cabot: Then you tell me why no one has challenged him to change his system.
Paul Ryker: How? With armed guards walking around & people believing how great he is? You'd end up in jail if you did. Like me. Or worse. You suddenly die of an affliction peculiar to Goliath. Mysterious affliction called Palmer's disease. And always fatal.
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Edited from The Last Voyage (1960) See more »

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It is an interesting movie, but not a compelling one despite a fine cast of character actors, and one fantastic newcomer,Duncan Regehr!
24 November 2000 | by (San Diego,California) – See all my reviews

This was the film that first introduced me to the actor, Duncan Regehr, who played the leader of the Bow people. His performance and that of Christopher Lee as the conflicted leader of the sunken Goliath were the only bright spots in this sci-fi thriller. It could have been a great picture for the idea was fascinating, but the writing was heavy-handed. Even such top-notched character actors as Jeanette Nolan, John McIntire,John Carradine, and Jean Marsh were hampered by the insipid dialogue. I love Frank Gorshin but his performance here was a comic book caricature and unworthy of him. Both Mark Harmon and Emma Samms were pretty to look at, but bland. Duncan Regehr came across as sexy and powerful, and one of the film's implausibilities was that the heroine would prefer Mark Harmon over him! Duncan Regehr and Christopher Lee, were the only actors who gave a three-dimensional performance to what was written as one-dimensional characters. Still it's not a bad picture-- it is a interesting picture, but not a compelling one!


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