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A nerd teenager goes looking for her missing archaeologist father, and stumbles into a strange underground civilization.

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Guten 'Gus' Edway
Richard Haines ...
Professor Saknussemm
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Robbie
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Charmin'
Janie du Plessis ...
General Rykov / Shank / Claims Officer
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Consul Triton Crassus / Mailman
Linda Kerridge ...
Roeyis Freki / Auntie Pearl
Kristen Trucksess ...
Stacy
Lochner De Kock ...
Professor Ovid Galba / Paddy Mahoney
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Mambino
Albert Maritz ...
Mago / Maintenance Worker / Evangelist / Pack Slag Jack
Russel Savadier ...
Loki
Denis Smith ...
Anchorman
James Lithgow ...
Donaldson / Wrestling Announcer / Emcee
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Storyline

Wanda is a shy plain girl with a very boring life. When her father, an archaeologist, disappears on an expedition, she flies out to look for him. She ends up in an underground world, where no one believes in a surface world. Except for the secret police, who think she and her fathers are spies. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Tinseltown Was No Comparison To The Underground. See more »


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26 February 1988 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The last name for the main character is taken from Arne Sakneusemm, the Icelandic scientist who traveled to center of the earth in Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth". See more »

Goofs

Kathy Ireland briefly loses her squeaky voice when she's doped up on the table. She laughs and says in a deeper voice (probably her real one), "You think I'm an alien?" See more »

Quotes

Wanda Saknussemm: Bitchin'!
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Crazy Credits

Interspersed during the credits is the Anchorman, giving reports about Wanda's existence (or lack thereof) as he gets conflicting reports from Crassus and Rykov. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

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Once Upon a Time
Written by James Saad, Anthony Riparetti and Steve LeGassick
Performed by Steve LeGassick
Produced by Drock
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How bad is this movie?
1 April 2002 | by (Bristol, CT) – See all my reviews

So bad that helium-voiced Kathy Ireland was the lead, playing a frumpy brainiac who is transformed at the conclusion a'la "She's All That." (But at least Freddie Prinze Jr. isn't in this movie, which is its only good point.)

So bad that HBO has aired it several billion times.

So bad that IMDb doesn't even have its box-office income.

So bad that it isn't in the discount bin at WalMart.

But here's how you know a movie such as this one is *really* bad: Joel, Crow, and Tom Servo were forced to sit through it on "Mystery Science Theater 3000".

It is neither fun, nor clever. Joel and the gang did it justice. 'Nuff said.


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