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Writers (WGA):
Jules Verne (novel)
Thomas Baum (teleplay)
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Release Date:
14 September 1999 (USA) See more »
Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.
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User Reviews:
Nice try, but extremely BORING! See more (31 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 20)

Treat Williams ... Theodore Lytton (unknown episodes)

Series Directed by
George Miller (1 episode)
Series Writing credits
Thomas Baum (unknown episodes)
Jules Verne (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Connie Collins .... producer (unknown episodes)
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
George Miller .... producer (unknown episodes)
Kris Noble .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
David V. Picker .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Bruce Rowland (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Bruce Phillips (unknown episodes)
John Stokes (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Harry Hitner (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Otello Stolfo (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Bob Hern (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Jill Eden (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Kerri Mazzocco (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Ann-Maree Hurley .... day-check makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Lia Mei .... hair colourist (unknown episodes)
Pam Murphy .... assistant hair stylist / makeup assistant (unknown episodes)
Amanda Rowbottom .... makeup supervisor (unknown episodes)
Dallas Stephens .... assistant hair stylist / makeup assistant (unknown episodes)
Cheryl Williams .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Ann Darrouzet .... production manager: New Zealand (unknown episodes)
Andrew Marshall .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
George Tosi .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jenni Tosi .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Connie Collins .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
John Powditch .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Jane Mancini .... set designer (unknown episodes, 1999)
Shane Aumont .... props maker (unknown episodes)
Colin Burchall .... head scenic artist (unknown episodes)
Sophie Buttner .... props maker (unknown episodes)
Adrian Dalton .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Ian Foster .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Chris James .... property master (unknown episodes)
Joe Kiely .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
Marian Murray .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
John O'Brien .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
Eleanor Philpotts .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Terence Prendergast .... property assistant (unknown episodes)
Jackie Stocks .... property assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Lloyd Carrick .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Ella Fairburn .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
James Harvey .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Malcolm Hughes .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Peter Palankay .... foley artist / sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Kevin Chisnall .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Clint Ingram .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Matt Sloan .... lead animatronics foreman (unknown episodes)
Julian Summers .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Davee Ramos-San Diego .... digital artist (unknown episodes, 1999)
Peter McCully .... digital matte artist (unknown episodes)
Catherine Nelson .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Bruce Phillips .... visual effects director of photography (unknown episodes)
Chris Schwarze .... visual effects producer: Complete Post (unknown episodes)
Randy Vellacott .... digital matte artist / visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Lance Anderson .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Zelie Bullen .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Stuart Campbell .... stunt assistant (unknown episodes)
Dean Caulfield .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Michelle Comerford .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Costelloe .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dar Davies .... stunt assistant (unknown episodes)
Steve McQuillan .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Linda Megier .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Darko Tuscan .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Don Vaughn .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Chris Wilson .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
László Baranyai .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
Russell Crow .... head rigger (unknown episodes)
Freddo Dirk .... rigging assistant (unknown episodes)
David Elmes .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Tony Hall .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Andrew Jerram .... first assistant camera: underwater second unit (unknown episodes)
Greg Noakes .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Simon Ozolins .... rigging assistant (unknown episodes)
Harry Panagiotidis .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Daryl Pearson .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Bruce Phillips .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
Nicole Seckinger .... rigging assistant (unknown episodes)
David Williamson .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Sharon Jetton .... casting: USA (unknown episodes)
Louise Mitchell .... casting: Australia (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelly Foreman .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Sean Gundlach .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Sarah Jameson .... costume assistant (unknown episodes)
Nee Petrovic .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Steve Doyle .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Justin Heitman .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Karen Jones .... locations scout (1 episode)

Ursula Adeane .... payroll accountant (unknown episodes)
John Baird .... animal wrangler (unknown episodes)
Cheryl Batten .... animal wrangler (unknown episodes)
Jana Blair .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Andrew Calder .... production executive: New Zealand (unknown episodes)
Stuart Campbell .... safety assistant (unknown episodes)
Andrew Clarke .... picture double (unknown episodes)
Wendy Cork .... art finisher (unknown episodes)
Dar Davies .... safety assistant (unknown episodes)
John Fox .... armorer (unknown episodes)
Frank Grlj .... picture double (unknown episodes)
Tina Hennel .... unit assistant (unknown episodes)
Christine Hutchins .... senior production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Ron Kamien .... picture double (unknown episodes)
Paul Kiely .... script supervisor: second unit (unknown episodes)
Jackie Larkins .... picture double (unknown episodes)
Arwen Munro .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Peter Muston .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Paula Orndoff .... executive production assistant (unknown episodes)
Sarah Parker .... picture double: Tushka Bergen (unknown episodes)
Karinda Parkinson .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Kevin Plummer .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Patrick Plummer .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Jo-Anne Robinson .... choreographer (unknown episodes)
Anthony Sharpe .... picture double (unknown episodes)
Don Vaughn .... safety coordinator (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
180 min (3 parts) | Germany:178 min | USA:188 min (DVD version) | Finland:180 min (4 parts)
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Helen:He's going to the center of the Earth. You get dizzy on the botton rung of a ladder.
Jonas Lytton:Not the *bottom* rung.
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Movie Connections:
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Nice try, but extremely BORING!, 7 September 2000
Author: Renaldo Matlin from Oslo, Norway

Now let's get one thing straight before I fire my gun: I'm a BIG fan of Treat Williams (and I am not ashamed to admit I LOVED "Deep Rising"). I even like both the London-brothers, and fondly remember young Petra Jared from the TV-show "Sky Trackers". BUT what's with all these positive user comments? It doesn't make sense compared to (at the time of writing) a user rating of 4,6!

And here's why, I am sad to say, it deserves just that low rating: it's god awful BORING! It goes on for three hours and barely nothing happens!!! Sure, a few cool monsters here and there, some "cavemen", and the presence of Treat Williams, but still: this Hallmark production doesn't come close to the excitement of reading the original Jules Verne classic.

1/3 of the time is spent in a monotonous climb through caves (which all look like they are walking through the same studio over and over again). Then they reach to the "center", where another 1/3 is spent on another sound stage made to look like a village surrounded by a deep forest (for the occasion spray painted in blue). Two or three times they are attacked by some badly computer animated dinosaurs. Definitely not what one would expect from any studio SIX years after the lifelike "Jurassic Park".

And not forgetting the worst thing of it all: the soundtrack! What soundtrack? It reeks and stinks so bad I could not believe it made it to a production of this magnitude. This is one time I actually believe it was written by a computer! It doesn't fit any of the action, come to think of it: it is so simple, so without charm or any redeeming qualities what so ever it could fit ANYTHING. As a big fan of movie music I can't in my wildest dreams even begin to imagine what creature actually got paid for composing it! The end credits even tell us the crap is available on CD!!! Oh... my... God!

A nice bonus however is the appearance of some real maori tribesmen, and the fact that it is shot on location in New Zealand and Australia. All that said, this re-telling of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" isn't that bad. It just has cheesy effects, a laughable "soundtrack", and is presented in an excruciatingly boring way! And this comes from someone who has never had a problem sitting through looong movies, or mini-series for that matter.

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