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The Raiders of Atlantis (1983)
"I predatori di Atlantide" (original title)

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A team of scientists working to raise a sunken Russian nuclear submarine on an ocean platform off the coast of Miami, Florida, unearth an ancient Atlantean relic from the sea floor and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Connelly ...
Mike Ross
Gioia Scola ...
Dr. Cathy Rollins (as Marie Fields)
Tony King ...
Mohammed / Washington
Stefano Mingardo ...
Klaus Nemnez (as Mike Miller)
Ivan Rassimov ...
Bill Cook
Giancarlo Prati ...
Frank (as John Blade)
Bruce Baron ...
Crystal Skull
George Hilton ...
Professor Peter Saunders
Mike Monty ...
George (as Mike Monti)
Michele Soavi ...
James (as Michael Soavi)
Adriana Giuffrè ...
(as Audrey Perkins)
Maurizio Fardo ...
Larry Stoddard (as Morris Fard)
Lewis E. Ciannelli ...
Oil Rig Commander (as Benny Lewis)
John Vasallo ...
Manuel
James Demby
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A team of scientists working to raise a sunken Russian nuclear submarine on an ocean platform off the coast of Miami, Florida, unearth an ancient Atlantean relic from the sea floor and bring in an expert to make some sense of it. But while attempting to raise the sub, radioactive leakage from its missles triggers the re-emergence of Atlantis, and the resulting tidal wave destroys the platform and leaves only a small group of survivors. Rescued by two Vietnamvets-turned-heavies who are out relaxing after their latest job, their boat eventually runs aground on a Carribean island nearby where, upon going ashore, it is discovered that everything has been destroyed and everybody killed. The culprits, a vicious group of well-armed raiders, and their leader, Crystal Skull, are descendants of Atlantis' original race who set about reclaiming the world and adding the survivors to the list of victims as they struggle to stay alive and defeat the raiders and send Atlantis back to the ocean floor. Written by Paul Morris <halloween_morry@hotmail.com>

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25 November 1983 (Italy)  »

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Atlantis Interceptors  »

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DIRECTOR CAMEO: [Ruggero Deodato] Assistant on oil rig. See more »

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Firespots outside the warehouse during both attacks. See more »

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Dr. Cathy Rollins: It's terrible, Mike. It's like living something unreal.
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Hail Atlantis!
20 November 2007 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

What do a Russian nuclear waste laden submarine, the lost continent of Atlantis, a gang of violent post-apocalyptic biker thugs and two interracial Vietnam War buddies have in common? Well, I'm not exactly sure, but Italian cult director Ruggero Deodato nevertheless managed to deliver a fun and exciting exploitation movie featuring ALL of the above elements, and a heck of a lot more. "The Atlantis Interceptors" is an extremely entertaining time-waster, as long as you leave all your sense of intellect at the front door and just enjoy the show. The film exclusively offers plenty of testosterone-packed action, macho characters who swing around large machine guns, silly humor & cheesy dialogs ("If you were an island, where would you hide?") and costume designs that are directly stolen from John Carpenter's classic "Escape From N.Y". The leader of the "Interceptors" hides his face behind a crystal skull and drives a cool car tuned with sharp weapons. The music is pretty awesome, as usual in Italian exploitation treasures, and there a few familiar faces to be found in the cast. It was nice to see George Hilton again, although he aged rather badly since he was the star of copious amounts of Gialli and Spaghetti Western favorites of mine in the late 60's and early 70's. Ruggero Deodato directs with a solid sense of professionalism, but he clearly also realizes this isn't another fundamental effort like his notorious "Cannibal Holocaust". Hey, it's no masterpiece whatsoever but rest assured it deserves a much better rating that the lousy 2.8/10 that currently parades the main page. Just bring your sense of adventure and bad taste. Oh, and whatever you do … remember the valuable moral of this movie: Do NOT dump nuclear waste in the oceans, because before you know it, Atlantis emerges to the surface again and mankind will be overrun by aggressive biker punks. Mmmkay, got that?


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