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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (I) (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Fantasy | Romance  -  23 March 1997 (USA)
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In the 19th century, an expert marine biologist is hired by the government to determine what's sinking ships all over the ocean. His daughter follows him. They are intercepted by a mysterious captain Nemo and his incredible submarine.

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In the 19th century, an expert marine biologist is hired by the government to determine what's sinking ships all over the ocean. His daughter follows him. They are intercepted by a mysterious captain Nemo and his incredible submarine.

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Last film of Alan Hume See more »

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The motto in the crest of the Nautilus reads "Mobilis in Mobile", and professor Aronnax translates it as "Free in Freedom". That is not remotely correct. Actually, the accurate Latin form (depicted also in the novel) is "Mobilis in MOBILI", and it means "moving in a ever changing environment". See more »

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Captain Nemo: I've always dreamed of finding a woman with a first-rate mind. Someone who can understand me.
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major disappointment
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I rented this video remembering how much I enjoyed the original as a kid. I saw it in the video store and thought I would rent it so I could share the same experience with my kids. They were not able to watch more than a half of the movie. Can't blame them, I wasn't able to either. Lousy sets, paper thin acting, it seems like everyone from the director to the actors were just going through the motions. Rent the original. Singled out for particular disdain is the actress portraying Sophie - Julie Cox. Was she dating the director? Who cast her? She could have sunk this dog all by herself. Poor Richard Crenna, he gives his best in the movie, but is surrounded by lousy actors all around.


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