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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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Venture to the core! 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

Followed by Journey to the Center of the Earth (1988) See more »

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State of the Heart
Written by James Saad, Anthony Riparetti and Steve LeGassick
Performed by Donna DeLory
Produced by Drock
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Yes, it's bad, but it's not Kathy's fault.
6 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Albert Pyun presents his vision of the lost city of Atlantis - and it's a vision so cluttered up with claustrophobic settings, weird costumes and noisy, "quirky" minor characters that one thing is for sure: you want to get the hell outta there as soon as possible (unfortunately, it will take you about 80 minutes). The "Alice in Wonderland"-like story is meandering and uninteresting, and there was probably no actress in the world who could have turned this into a good movie, though Kathy Ireland makes an appealing (annoying voice and all) attempt. (*1/2)


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