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 Captain Nemo (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Pierre Arronax (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Mara (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Ned Land (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Cabe Attucks (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Thierry Arronax (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Saxon (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Admiral McCutcheon (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Lydia Rawlings (2 episodes, 1997)
Cecily Chun ...
 Imei (2 episodes, 1997)
Ken Senga ...
 Shimoda (2 episodes, 1997)
Gerry Day ...
 Nitongu (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Garfield (2 episodes, 1997)
Boe Kaan ...
 Ivanda (2 episodes, 1997)
Damian Monk ...
 Dennison (2 episodes, 1997)
Jeff Dornan ...
 American Scientist (2 episodes, 1997)
Gabriel Carr ...
 Russian Scientist (2 episodes, 1997)
Peter Settle ...
 British Scientist (2 episodes, 1997)
Peter Scheidel ...
 Austrian Scientist (2 episodes, 1997)
Duke Bannister ...
 Scientist #2 (2 episodes, 1997)
Christopher Pate ...
 Conductor (2 episodes, 1997)
Cal Rein ...
 Seaman (2 episodes, 1997)
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The year is 1886, when New England's fishing harbours are the scene for a "creature of unknown origin" destroying ships at sea. It is the job of Professor Pierre Arronax, a marine expert, and Ned Land, the iron-willed sailor, to learn the truth of the "monster" roaming the seas. The great novelist, Jules Verne, described this perilous journey to the darkest depths of the sea with Captain Nemo aboard the Nautilus. Written by Edwin van Oorschot <info@edwinvanoorschot.nl>

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As Thierry Arronax makes his speech from the ship's gangway, a woman waives a U.S. flag with the stars in the pattern that became official in 1890 or 1896. The film is set in 1886. See more »

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Captain Nemo: No-one will ever use the Nautilus as an instrument of conquest... no-one.
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Second best made-for-TV version of 1997.
18 October 2000 | by (The Beach) – See all my reviews

1997 saw two TV versions of Jules Verne's classic and I suppose which ever a viewer saw first would forever tarnish their view of the second (Warning: I saw the other version first.) This means neither film was all that bad, neither all that great, and neither threw the Disney version off it's pedestal as being the true film classic (James Mason, Kirk Douglas, and Peter Lorre are a tough act to follow). Personally, I will watch ANYTHING remotely associated with Jules Verne so don't get too upset at my review, I did purchase it for my collection. Yet, compared to the other TV version, this version which features Michael Caine as Captain Nemo is overlong and without style. It boasts a great cast (well cast and decent performances), nice sets, and sufficient special effects, but little imagination. While it lights up like a Christmas tree in production values, it pales in making anything seem interesting. I expect remakes to show me something a little different than what I've seen or read and this whole film tries to base itself on things all too familiar. Dig deeper! Please read my review of 1997's other "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" for that film had style and some original additions. In previous versions we were awed by James Mason behind his pipe organ like the Phantom of the Nautilus, and Ben Cross chilled us as he stood atop his submarine like a Russian commander with American gun fire bursting around him. In this version Michael Caine's bags under his eyes suggested he was quite tired and made me feel very sleepy as well. 1969's "Captain Nemo and the Underwater City" with a nothing budget and a bland cast (Robert Ryan, Chuck Conners!!!) was more interesting! But it is Jules Verne and can be proud to be the second best made-for-TV version of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" to be aired in 1997. I may have been a little harsh, but I think Captain Nemo would have it no other way.


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