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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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 (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
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)
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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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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Diabolical, 30 July 2006
Author: Marcus Eden-Ellis from United Kingdom

Oh my, such a great tale so artlessly told. Verne, for those of you that don't know, is (or rather was)one of the true visionaries of science fiction literature. JTTCOTE is one of his evergreen tales that has been endlessly re-made and re-worked by Hollywood. It even spawned a long-forgotten 70's cartoon series.

This film is does not serve the Verne's legacy well. There has clearly been money spent on it - some of the special effects are workmanlike - and a few of the c-list actors can turn in a decent performance when put to it. Here however, they are there for the paycheck and nothing more. I could live with that if they were at least working with a good script but everywhere you look there is cliché piled upon cliché and sloppy directing and production design.

I guess if you really want to know about this film, watch it and see for yourself but I warn you now, it's about fifteen hours long. At least that is what it felt like! But I guess the best flavour of the piece comes from the fact that the women of an underground undiscovered tribe of natives wear make-up, speak English in a late 20th century idiom and shave their armpits with some kind of incredibly close shaver. And they dance disco style! All this in the nineteenth century...

Go on, try it. It's one of those "so bad, it's good" type movies...

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