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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Jules Verne (novel)
Thomas Baum (teleplay)
Contact:
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Seasons:
1
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:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Keep your expectations low, and you'll have a good time See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Treat Williams ... Theodore Lytton (2 episodes, 1999)

Jeremy London ... Jonas Lytton (2 episodes, 1999)

Tushka Bergen ... Alice Hastings (2 episodes, 1999)

Hugh Keays-Byrne ... McNiff (2 episodes, 1999)

Bryan Brown ... Casper Hastings (2 episodes, 1999)
Tessa Wells ... Helen (2 episodes, 1999)

Petra Yared ... Ralna (2 episodes, 1999)
Sarah Chadwick ... Mashowna (2 episodes, 1999)
Peter Kaa ... Te Mahua (2 episodes, 1999)
Joe Bugner ... Boxer (2 episodes, 1999)
Alan Hardy ... Reverend Polson (2 episodes, 1999)
Bill Charles ... Doctor (2 episodes, 1999)
John Forsyth ... Society Member (2 episodes, 1999)
Warwick Begg ... Policeman (2 episodes, 1999)
Christopher Christo ... Johnny Alcott (2 episodes, 1999)
Anaru Grant ... Head Maori Warrior (2 episodes, 1999)
Matiu Tarawa ... Tribal Shaman (2 episodes, 1999)
Trevor Cockay ... The Missing Link (2 episodes, 1999)

Warwick Sadler ... Human Warrior (2 episodes, 1999)
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Series Directed by
George Miller (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Writing credits
Thomas Baum (2 episodes, 1999)
Jules Verne (2 episodes, 1999)

Series Produced by
Connie Collins .... producer (2 episodes, 1999)
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1999)
George Miller .... producer (2 episodes, 1999)
Kris Noble .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1999)
David V. Picker .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Original Music by
Bruce Rowland (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Cinematography by
Bruce Phillips (2 episodes, 1999)
John Stokes (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Film Editing by
Harry Hitner (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Production Design by
Otello Stolfo (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bob Hern (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jill Eden (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Costume Design by
Kerri Mazzocco (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ann-Maree Hurley .... day-check makeup artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Lia Mei .... hair colourist (2 episodes, 1999)
Pam Murphy .... assistant hair stylist / makeup assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Amanda Rowbottom .... makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 1999)
Dallas Stephens .... assistant hair stylist / makeup assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Cheryl Williams .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Production Management
Ann Darrouzet .... production manager: New Zealand (2 episodes, 1999)
Andrew Marshall .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1999)
George Tosi .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 1999)
Jenni Tosi .... production manager (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Connie Collins .... second unit director (2 episodes, 1999)
John Powditch .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Art Department
Shane Aumont .... props maker (2 episodes, 1999)
Colin Burchall .... head scenic artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Sophie Buttner .... props maker (2 episodes, 1999)
Adrian Dalton .... set dresser (2 episodes, 1999)
Ian Foster .... set dresser (2 episodes, 1999)
Chris James .... property master (2 episodes, 1999)
Joe Kiely .... carpenter (2 episodes, 1999)
Jane Mancini .... set designer (2 episodes, 1999)
Marian Murray .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 1999)
John O'Brien .... carpenter (2 episodes, 1999)
Eleanor Philpotts .... art department coordinator (2 episodes, 1999)
Terence Prendergast .... property assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Jackie Stocks .... property assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Sound Department
Lloyd Carrick .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1999)
Ella Fairburn .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1999)
James Harvey .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 1999)
Malcolm Hughes .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1999)
Peter Palankay .... foley artist / sound mixer (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Special Effects by
Kevin Chisnall .... special effects supervisor (2 episodes, 1999)
Clint Ingram .... special effects (2 episodes, 1999)
Matt Sloan .... lead animatronics foreman (2 episodes, 1999)
Julian Summers .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Peter McCully .... digital matte artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Catherine Nelson .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 1999)
Bruce Phillips .... visual effects director of photography (2 episodes, 1999)
Davee Ramos-San Diego .... digital artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Chris Schwarze .... visual effects producer: Complete Post (2 episodes, 1999)
Randy Vellacott .... digital matte artist / visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Stunts
Lance Anderson .... stunt double (2 episodes, 1999)
Zelie Bullen .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 1999)
Stuart Campbell .... stunt assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Dean Caulfield .... stunt double (2 episodes, 1999)
Michelle Comerford .... stunt double (2 episodes, 1999)
Jonathan Costelloe .... stunts (2 episodes, 1999)
Dar Davies .... stunt assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Steve McQuillan .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 1999)
Linda Megier .... stunt double (2 episodes, 1999)
Warwick Sadler .... stunt player (2 episodes, 1999)
Darko Tuscan .... stunt double (2 episodes, 1999)
Don Vaughn .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1999)
Chris Wilson .... stunt double (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
László Baranyai .... director of photography: second unit (2 episodes, 1999)
Russell Crow .... head rigger (2 episodes, 1999)
Freddo Dirk .... rigging assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
David Elmes .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 1999)
Tony Hall .... key grip (2 episodes, 1999)
Andrew Jerram .... first assistant camera: underwater second unit (2 episodes, 1999)
Greg Noakes .... still photographer (2 episodes, 1999)
Simon Ozolins .... rigging assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Harry Panagiotidis .... Steadicam operator (2 episodes, 1999)
Daryl Pearson .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1999)
Bruce Phillips .... director of photography: second unit (2 episodes, 1999)
Nicole Seckinger .... rigging assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
David Williamson .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Casting Department
Sharon Jetton .... casting: USA (2 episodes, 1999)
Louise Mitchell .... casting: Australia (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelly Foreman .... costumer (2 episodes, 1999)
Sean Gundlach .... costumer (2 episodes, 1999)
Sarah Jameson .... costume assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Nee Petrovic .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Editorial Department
Steve Doyle .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1999)
Justin Heitman .... colorist (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Location Management
Peter Muston .... location manager (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Transportation Department
Spencer Faulkner .... transportation driver (1 episode)
 
Series Other crew
Ursula Adeane .... payroll accountant (2 episodes, 1999)
John Baird .... animal wrangler (2 episodes, 1999)
Cheryl Batten .... animal wrangler (2 episodes, 1999)
Jana Blair .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1999)
Stuart Campbell .... safety assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Andrew Clarke .... picture double (2 episodes, 1999)
Wendy Cork .... art finisher (2 episodes, 1999)
Dar Davies .... safety assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
John Fox .... armorer (2 episodes, 1999)
Frank Grlj .... picture double (2 episodes, 1999)
Tina Hennel .... unit assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Christine Hutchins .... senior production coordinator (2 episodes, 1999)
Ron Kamien .... picture double (2 episodes, 1999)
Paul Kiely .... script supervisor: second unit (2 episodes, 1999)
Jackie Larkins .... picture double (2 episodes, 1999)
Arwen Munro .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Paula Orndoff .... executive production assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Karinda Parkinson .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1999)
Kevin Plummer .... production accountant (2 episodes, 1999)
Patrick Plummer .... assistant accountant (2 episodes, 1999)
Jo-Anne Robinson .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1999)
Anthony Sharpe .... picture double (2 episodes, 1999)
Don Vaughn .... safety coordinator (2 episodes, 1999)

Andrew Calder .... production executive: New Zealand (unknown episodes)
Sarah Parker .... picture double: Tushka Bergen (unknown episodes)
 

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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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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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Keep your expectations low, and you'll have a good time, 19 August 2011
Author: Tybalt Capulet from United States

I went into this movie expecting crap, because it was made for TV, but I was pleasantly surprised. The acting was very good, with each actor seeming very comfortable in their characters. Treat Williams and Jeremy London worked very well as a uncle/nephew team, and Hugh Keays-Byrne delivered some serious laughs as Scottish gun smuggler-turned-guide McNiff. Bryan Brown portrays the film's antagonist with equal arrogance and intensity; very entertaining.

The problem is most people were expecting a good quality movie. The reality is, this was made for TV, and if you lower your expectations completely, it's actually a good movie.

The science is flawed, but so was Verne's, so no harm no foul. The special effects are bad, but like I said, it's made for TV. The scenery and locations are engaging and very cool. The caves are somewhat cheesy at times, but that's easily unnoticed if you pay attention to the characters. The action is visibly fake at times, especially the gunfire and fistfights, but not in a bad way.

All in all, the film contains very likable characters, genuine humor, and a very good soundtrack (another thing most reviews fail to mention). Just watch it in good humor and enjoy the story.

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