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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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After visiting Atlantis, the Nautilus surfaces. While the crewmembers are on deck, you can see the cables attached to the stars suspended in the sky. 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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Open you eyes and see the beauty around you.
19 April 2007 | by (Central City, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

A beautifully mounted version of Jules Verne's classic. Unlike the Disney version of the fifties this one offers an understanding of Nemo's reasons for his actions. The photography was masterful and the music was sublime. Richard Crenna once again rises to the occasion and Ben Cross is outstanding as the master of the Nautilus. Julie Cox had not yet quite developed the excellence of performance that she would later with Children of Dune, but still brought much to her role as Sophie. It is true that there were a few weak spots in the storyline, but nothing that could deserve the negative reviews that I have read here. This Nemo was always true to who he set out to be, unlike James Mason's Nemo who too shallow. All in all a visual splendor.


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