Deep Core (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  21 October 2000 (South Korea)
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The future of Earth is in question when a strange reaction deep beneath its surface causes a massive rupture in the planet's inner structure.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Goodman
Allison Saunders
Sam Dalton
Alan Morrisey
Rodney Bedecker
Darryl Simmons
Chin Li
Lou Chang
Wayne Lung (as Ken Choi)
Head Engineer
Colonel Sun Po
Phong Li
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The future of Earth is in question when a strange reaction deep beneath its surface causes a massive rupture in the planet's inner structure.

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The cello concerto written for this film by Erich Wolfgang Korngold was composed as two shorter pieces for filming purposes. After the film was released, they were combined as two movements of a finished concerto, making Korngold's "Cello Concerto" one of the shortest on the concert hall stage, at about 12 minutes. See more »


References Battle Beneath the Earth (1967) See more »

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Bad to the core, and not deep at all
26 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The same flaming digital f/x repeated over and over during the credits hints that there's something wrong with this film. However, if you ignore that warning and continue to watch, all sort of evils will escape from this Pandora's box: a machine that allegedly blows up but only showers sparks like a sparkler; hand-held camera shots with that home-movie look; a cliche villain/capitalist; the cliche battle between the scientist sexes; a brief earthquake scene of a city (looks like a postcard) wherein one tall building starts to crumble like a jigsaw puzzle; an odd puffy-faced (like he just had his wisdom teeth removed) twenty-something Whil Wheaton making a joke about his ex-wife...This is no modern "Crack in the world," no hidden diamond in the rough but a depressing clunker. On the positive side, it makes you appreciate aspects and techniques of good movies you took for granted or weren't aware of.

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