A nerdy teen-age girl goes looking for her missing archaeologist father, and stumbles into a strange subterranean civilization.



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


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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26 February 1988 (USA)  »

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Like many movie "teenagers," Kathy Ireland was actually in her mid-twenties when this was produced. See more »


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 »


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 »


Once Upon a Time
Written by James Saad, Anthony Riparetti and Steve LeGassick
Performed by Steve LeGassick
Produced by Drock
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80's fluff...
19 August 1999 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

...the stuff that covered the shelves of local video stores in the old days. I love films like this, more for their value as time-pieces than for their artistic merits.

Kathy Ireland is a hoot (or is that "a squeak"?) playing off her "L.A. Gear" persona, but the sets and costumes really make the film. Imagine a pastiche of every 80's music video, and you've pretty much got the art direction for this film.

Wonderfully, watchably bad.. It's a shame that most people only got to see the cut MST3K version.

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