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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance | TV Movie 23 March 1997
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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Ned Land
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Captain Michael Farragut
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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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23 March 1997 (USA)  »

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20.000 L├ęguas Submarinas  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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When the sea monster attacks, the crew gathers in the library for a conference with Nemo. The ship is listing heavily, so much so that the actors have to hang on to things as they struggle across the room to reach Nemo. However, the water in the library's aquarium is tilted as well (revealing that the set is actually perfectly level, but the camera has been tilted to imply the ship's list). 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
6 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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