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26 February 1988 (USA) See more »
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Venture to the core! See more »
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A nerd teenager goes looking for her missing archaeologist father, and stumbles into a strange underground civilization. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Kathy Ireland ... Wanda Saknussemm

William R. Moses ... Guten 'Gus' Edway
Richard Haines ... Professor Saknussemm

Don Michael Paul ... Robbie

Thom Mathews ... Charmin'
Janie du Plessis ... General Rykov / Shank / Claims Officer

Simon Poland ... Consul Triton Crassus / Mailman
Linda Kerridge ... Roeyis Freki / Auntie Pearl
Kristen Trucksess ... Stacy
Lochner De Kock ... Professor Ovid Galba / Paddy Mahoney

Deep Roy ... Mambino
Albert Maritz ... Mago / Maintenance Worker / Evangelist / Pack Slag Jack
Russel Savadier ... Loki
Denis Smith ... Anchorman
James Lithgow ... Donaldson / Wrestling Announcer / Emcee
Christian Andrews ... Brick Bardo
Drummond Marais ... Belli the Bookie / Belguy the Busybody / Maintenance Chief
Fats Bookholane ... Lord Over / Diner Cook / Bartender
Paul Jacobs ... Dr. Madagasin

Jeff Celentano ... Tola (as Jeff Weston)
Tony Epper ... Terminating Hood
Greg Latter ... Security Officer
Lynda Marshall ... Fat Lady
Pixley Shabangu ... Trooper
Solly Ndlovu ... Trooper
Sydney Radebe ... Trooper
Sonto Ndlovu ... Trooper
Don Frost ... Trooper
Jacques McDuffy ... Trooper
Johanna Corrander ... Vina Black
Gillian Hull ... Hamillicar's Waitress
Lavinia Foltron ... Hamillicar's Hostess
Mary Ireland ... Bel Lava / Susan
Chesher Cat ... Troll Bag Lady (as Deborah Chesher)
Matthew Rowan ... News Vendor
Angela Greenblatt ... Young Wanda
Richard Shabalala ... Troll Wrestler
Debra Muubu ... Troll Wrestler
Phillip Williams ... Troll Wrestler
Kenneth Lomaure ... Troll Wrestler
Gert van der Merwe ... Troll Wrestler
P.J. Bouwer ... Troll Wrestler

Tom Williams ... Mambino's Hood (as Tommy Williams)
Andre Peter Dreyer ... Mambino's Hood
Gregg Clark ... Mambino's Hood
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kassi Crews ... Teacher (uncredited)
Raymond Kohn ... Underground Miner (uncredited)
Ashley Waldorf ... Roadhouse Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Albert Pyun 
 
Writing credits
Debra Ricci (written by) &
Regina Davis (written by) and
Albert Pyun (written by)

Sandra Berg  (as Regina Davis)

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Tom Karnowski .... line producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jim Andron 
Simon LeGassick 
Anthony Riparetti  (as Tony Riparetti)
James Saad 
 
Cinematography by
Tom Fraser (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Loewenthal 
 
Casting by
Lindy Blythe 
Nancy Lara-Hansch  (as Nancy Lara)
Julie Pyken 
Nicola Van Der Walt 
 
Production Design by
Pamela B. Warner  (as Pamela Warner)
 
Art Direction by
Francis Darwall  (as Francis Darvall)
Drew Ogier 
 
Set Decoration by
Donald Elmblad 
 
Costume Design by
Birgitta Bjerke 
 
Makeup Department
Teri Blythe .... special makeup artist
Trevor Langlois .... key hair stylist
Pamela Peitzman .... chief makeup artist (as Pamela L. Peitzman)
Pamela Peitzman .... special makeup design (as Pamela L. Peitzman)
 
Production Management
Alys Chalmers .... unit manager
Jerry Felix .... executive in charge of production
Michael L. Games .... production manager
Gillian Pearson .... unit manager
Simon Trace .... production staff
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Cameron .... first assistant director
Sally Ann Caro .... second assistant director
Alex Jauregui Hernández .... additional assistant director
Clive Pollick .... second assistant director
Nico Sachse .... additional assistant director (as Nick Sachse)
 
Art Department
Llewellyn Alberts .... assistant properties
Scott Ambrose .... set dresser
David Bastiaans .... stand-by carpenter
Steve Bawden .... set dresser
Victor Botha .... leadman
Lloyd Bowers .... stand-by carpenter
Dirk Buchmann .... set dresser
Gary Bunge .... set dresser
George Dalton .... construction crew
Alistair Davids .... construction crew
Delene Eloff .... assistant painter (as Daleen Eloff)
Mannie Ferreira .... construction foreman (as Manny Ferreira)
Donald Fridjhon .... additional properties
Simonetta Gatto .... set dresser
Ludwig Gertzen .... construction crew
Lisa Hart .... assistant to production designer
Lisa Hart .... set dresser
David Hlongo Hlongo .... construction crew
Michael Hyman .... set dresser
Charles Khumalo .... construction crew
Jan Kock .... draftsman
Jon-Jon Lambon .... additional art director (as Jon Jon Lambon)
Peter Lufelu .... set dresser
Steven Markus .... design coordinator
Dennis Martin .... construction crew
William Mohlala .... construction crew
Karen Jooste Murray .... sculptor (as Karen Jooste)
Jeanne Murrey .... assistant properties
Phinias Neube .... construction crew
Debruin Nfabeni .... set dresser
Vincent Ngubela .... set dresser
Marlene Prinsloo .... additional art director
Sam Ramusuku .... stand-by property master
Cas Rasch .... property master
Abraham Ratau .... construction crew
Emilia Roux .... illustrator (as Emelia Roux)
Bruce Rudnick .... set painter
Johannes Seapose .... construction crew
Sipho Seapose .... construction crew
Patrick Setati .... construction crew
Samson Shivanga .... construction crew
Craig Smith .... assistant painter
Leonard Solomans .... construction crew (as Leonard Solomons)
Mick Strawn .... construction foreman
Earl Theron .... construction crew
Walter Theron .... construction crew
Michael Therow .... construction crew (as Michael Theron)
Andrew Theuni .... construction crew
John Trafford .... property buyer
Marina Valentine .... assistant properties
Leon van der Merwe .... stand-by property master (as Leon Van Der Merwe)
Hans van der Vegte .... set dresser
Paul Vilane .... construction crew
Karen Vrey .... assistant painter
Ashley Waldorf .... picture car coordinator
Richard W. Wirsich .... additional art director
Pini Ben Yishay .... construction coordinator (as Pini Ben-Ishey)
 
Sound Department
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Dane A. Davis .... sound designer: Danetracks
Gary Dowling .... sound mixer
Alan Gerhardt .... sound mixer
Stanley B. Gill .... sound recordist
Charles Grenzbach .... re-recording mixer (as Charles 'Bud' Grenzbach)
Cynthia Haagens .... adr editor
Tom Hammond .... foley editor
John Hays .... boom operator: additional unit
John Kwiatkowski .... sound effects editor
Mark Larry .... assistant sound editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... assistant sound editor (as Kimberly Voigt)
John Pritchett .... sound mixer: second unit
Richard D. Rogers .... re-recording mixer
Joan Rowe .... foley walker
Todd Toon .... apprentice sound editor
Jerry Trent .... foley walker
Lee Tucker .... foley mixer (as Lee R. Tucker)
Andy Van Heerden .... boom man (as Andy Van Eerden)
John Wilkinson .... re-recording mixer (as John 'Doc' Wilkinson)
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Randy Vandegrift .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Steven Bowers .... special effects assistant
Gary Cuthbert .... electronics
John C. Hartigan .... special effects supervisor (as John Hartigan)
Richard Kille .... buyer
Bruce Y. Kuroyama .... special effects crew (as Bruce Kuriyama)
Johan Lass .... machinist
Johan Lass .... welder
Michael Luwala .... special effects assistant
Lachlan MacFarlane .... special effects crew (as Lachlann MacFarlane)
Ernest Malinga .... special effects assistant
Alfred Matsedona .... special effects assistant
Patrick Matywatya .... special effects assistant
Peter McDougal .... action vehicle coordinator
Simon Monabile .... special effects assistant
Martin Moodi .... special effects assistant
Tony Polan .... special effects assistant
Jim Rollins .... special effects crew
Grant Valentine .... special effects crew
Massimo Vico .... special effects coordinator
Gavin Wilson .... special effects crew
 
Visual Effects by
Kassi Crews .... video effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Bibi Brockschmidt .... stunt player
Jophery C. Brown .... stunt player (as Jophery Brown)
Glen Davis .... stunt player
Tyrone Deche .... stunt player
Donna Evans .... stunt player
Gavin Genlloud .... stunt player
Craig Ginsberg .... stunt player (as Craig Ginsburg)
James M. Halty .... stunt player
Eddie Hice .... stunt player
Freddie Hice .... stunt player
Solly Marx .... stunt coordinator
Gavin Mey .... stunt player
Graham Press .... stunt player
Guy Pringle .... stunt player
Malcolm Stone .... stunt player
Edgar Teixeira .... stunt player
Marvin Walters .... stunt player
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Adams .... best boy (as Mike Adams)
Brian W. Armstrong .... focus puller (as Brian Armstrong)
Kevin Arnold .... electrician
Howard Bashew .... camera operator
Gavin Black .... electrician
Curtis Bradford .... key grip (as Curtiss Bradford)
Jacob Bukman .... key grip (as Yacov Bukman)
Simon Buthelezi .... generator operator
Peter Chokwe .... additional grip
Anton De Bruyn .... clapper loader
Patrick Dladla .... electrician
Cobie Fair .... best boy grip
Eyal Gordon .... focus puller (as Ayal Gordon)
Marc Harris .... grip
Selwyn Harvett .... electrician
Joseph .... additional grip
Juliette King .... clapper loader
Mark Larkin .... focus puller
Brett Laumann .... best boy
Clive Lawrie .... focus puller
Avraham Leibman .... chief gaffer
Walt Lloyd .... additional photographer
Garth Lucas .... best boy grip
Roy MacGregor .... camera operator
Roy MacGregor .... second unit photographer
Marcus .... additional grip
Steve Mathis .... additional photography gaffer
Kelly Elder McGowen .... clapper loader (as Kelly McGowen)
Leo Mendoza .... additional grip
Paul Meyburgh .... camera operator
Guy Micheletti .... grip
Paul Miros .... camera operator
Paul Miros .... steadicam operator
Bevil Moritz .... grip
Benjamin Offer .... best boy (as Beni Offer)
Rami Rao .... additional photography gaffer
Ruben .... additional grip
Alexander Salazar .... electrician
David Skulu .... electrician
Alard de Smidt .... grip
Rod Stewart .... camera operator
Joseph Themba .... electrician
Merlin van Staden .... electrician
Tony van Staden .... electrician (as Tony Van Staden)
Eric Ward .... electrician
Philip Alan Waters .... additional photographer (as Philip A. Waters)
Wellington .... additional grip
 
Casting Department
Martin Jacobson .... extras casting coordinator
Nicola Van Der Walt .... extras casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Bardo .... wardrobe supervisor
Kelly Dennis .... wardrobe assistant
Nadine Fells .... wardrobe assistant
Melissa Ferriera .... wardrobe assistant
Darryl Hirson .... wardrobe assistant
Christopher J. Krol .... wardrobe assistant
Tessa Langley .... wardrobe assistant
Maria Lesebo .... wardrobe assistant
Paquale Valet .... wardrobe assistant
Robyn Williams .... wardrobe supervisor (as Robyn Smith)
Robyn Williams .... co-costume designer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Paula Greatbatch .... first assistant editor
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... post-production coordinator
Angelo Russo .... color timer
Sherril Schlesinger .... location assistant editor
Scott Stevenson .... associate editor
Liza Sullivan .... assistant editor
Anne-Marie Vitello .... negative cutter
Ron Vitello .... negative cutter
John Travers .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jim Andron .... orchestrator
Ken Johnson .... music editor
Stephanie Lee .... music coordinator
Steve Livingston .... music editor
John V. Stuckmeyer .... music supervisor (as John Stuckmeyer)
 
Transportation Department
Jimmy Jones .... transportation coordinator
Mark Jones .... transportation captain
Oswel Khoza .... driver
Larry Larson .... transportation coordinator
George Lithuli .... driver
Elias Mainiane .... driver
Wilson 'Shamba' Makwebo .... driver (as Wilson Mukwenho)
Piet Mamafha .... driver
Albert Maphosho .... transportation captain (as Albert Maphoso)
Robert Matlala .... driver
Jacob Mokapi .... driver
Danny Motlautsi .... driver
Rhineas Ramoroka .... driver
James Ramoshaba .... driver
Joel Renfro .... transportation coordinator
Mamba Seaposi .... driver
 
Other crew
Terry Asbury .... location manager
Wenden K. Baldwin .... title designer
Barbara Bergman .... production accountant
Lindy Blythe .... production associate
Mandy Branch .... production assistant
Norah Chokwe .... accounts assistant
Ruth Coetzee .... location accountant
Arnold Joe Correia .... production assistant
Peter Downing .... location manager
Theo Eckstein .... location projectionist
Alison Elgin .... accounts assistant
Howard Fishman .... production assistant
Suzie Gilpin .... choreographer
Sheila Hall .... production assistant
Carol Hickson .... production coordinator
John Jenkins .... location assistant
Christopher J. Krol .... production assistant
Kevin Prince .... craft service
Kyle Seidenbaum .... title designer
Alan Shearer .... location assistant
Clayton Simmons .... production assistant (as Clay Simmons)
M. Clayton Simmons .... production assistant
Andy Singer .... production assistant
Heather Sisson .... accounts assistant
Phillip Tenorio .... craft service
Maria Tirado .... craft service
Peter Trombas .... location projectionist
Joseph Vittorie .... location manager (as Joseph N. Vittorie Jr.)
Rozelle Vogelman .... continuity
Debbie Williams .... second unit continuity (as Debbie Williams R.N.)
Debbie Williams .... unit nurse (as Debbie Williams R.N.)
Gavin McJannet Williams .... production assistant (as Gavin McJannet)
Sandra Wilson .... office coordinator
Ann Woodman .... production secretary
Joe Straw .... production accountant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michael Berridge .... special thanks (as Mr. Michael Berridge)
Kenneth Brown .... special thanks
Tina Canny .... special thanks
David Cunningham .... special thanks
Brett Ericson .... special thanks
Ron Fried .... special thanks
Laura Garon .... special thanks
Alex Jauregui Hernández .... special thanks (as Mr. Alex Jauregui Hernandez)
Don Larson .... special thanks
Darryl Martin .... special thanks (as Mr. Darryl Martin)
Kriste Messal .... special thanks
Felix Meyburg .... special thanks (as Mr. Felix Meyburg)
Chris Mohr .... special thanks
Frank A. Montaño .... special thanks (as Frank Montano)
Christian Osborne .... special thanks
Tony Pascuzzo .... special thanks
Valerie Trott .... special thanks: Elite (as Ms. Valerie Trott)
Doug E. Turner .... special thanks (as Doug Turner)
 

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Also Known As:
"Wanda" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Finland:K-12 | UK:PG (cut) | USA:PG (Certificate #28270)

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Despite receiving second billing in the opening credits it takes almost an hour before Thom Mathews appears in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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' left hook, Crassus!See more »
Soundtrack:
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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Yes, it's bad, but it's not Kathy's fault., 6 October 2003
Author: gridoon

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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