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Writers (WGA):
Jules Verne (novel)
Thomas Baum (teleplay)
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Release Date:
14 September 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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.
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

 (Series Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Treat Williams ... Theodore Lytton

Jeremy London ... Jonas Lytton

Tushka Bergen ... Alice Hastings

Hugh Keays-Byrne ... McNiff

Bryan Brown ... Casper Hastings
Tessa Wells ... Helen
Petra Yared ... Ralna
Sarah Chadwick ... Mashowna
Peter Kaa ... Te Mahua
Joe Bugner ... Boxer
Alan Hardy ... Reverend Polson
Bill Charles ... Doctor
John Forsyth ... Society Member
Warwick Begg ... Policeman
Christopher Christo ... Johnny Alcott
Anaru Grant ... Head Maori Warrior
Matiu Tarawa ... Tribal Shaman
Trevor Cockay ... The Missing Link
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bassem Abousaid ... Observer (uncredited)

Robert Rabiah ... Unsavory Man #1 (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Miller 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jules Verne (novel)

Thomas Baum (teleplay)

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

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Runtime:
180 min (3 parts) | Germany:178 min | USA:188 min (DVD version) | Finland:180 min (4 parts)
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
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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22 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
It's OK...., 17 September 2005
Author: ragreen259 from United States

But I have to say, it takes a set of balls the size of ostrich eggs to make a movie and put a title on it that belongs to an entirely different story. Jules Verne is spinning in his grave on this one, believe me--this isn't even vaguely in line with the book. None of the characters even have the same name, fer crying' out loud! There's tribes of lizard men and humans living down there, AND THE HUMANS SPEAK English!!

I did find the movie entertaining however, my only real issue with it is blatantly stealing the name of one of the greatest science fiction fantasies ever written in history and dropping it on another story in the blatant interest of tricking people to come in and think that they're about to witness the real thing. For God's sake, they even credit Jules Verne!!! For what, writing the title? On the up side, the women are all beautiful, but on the other hand, the men don't look like any of them, at least the subterranean dwellers, have bathed in years. What IS that stuff on them, anyway, if not dirt.

I hear that they're remaking Plan 9 From Outer Space next year, and they're going to call it Gone With the Wind.

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