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Release Date:
21 October 2000 (South Korea) See more »
Adventure Never Ran So Deep See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Craig Sheffer ... Brian Goodman

Terry Farrell ... Allison Saunders

Bruce McGill ... Sam Dalton

Harry Van Gorkum ... Alan Morrisey

Wil Wheaton ... Rodney Bedecker

James Russo ... Darryl Simmons

Ron Yuan ... Chin Li

James Lew ... Lou Chang

Kenneth Choi ... Wayne Lung (as Ken Choi)

Dean Cameron ... Head Engineer

Donald Li ... Colonel Sun Po

Catherine Kwong ... Phong Li

Joseph Patrick Kelly ... M.I.B. #1

Dean Biasucci ... M.I.B. #2

Gary Hershberger ... Henry

Judie Aronson ... Lilly

Bert Rosario ... Gonzalez

Dane Northcutt ... Technician
Melanie J. Elin ... Consuella

François Chau ... Crewmember
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marc McClure ... Mac (uncredited)

Directed by
Rodney McDonald 
Writing credits
Phillip J. Roth (story) (as Phillip Roth)

Jim Christopher (screenplay) (as Martin Lazarus)

Produced by
Jeffery Beach .... producer
Melanie J. Elin .... line producer
James Hollensteiner .... executive producer (as Jim Hollensteiner)
Thomas J. Niedermeyer Jr. .... executive producer
Ken Olandt .... producer (as Kenneth Olandt)
Phillip J. Roth .... producer (as Phillip Roth)
Richard Smith .... executive producer
Original Music by
Richard McHugh  (as Rich McHugh)
Cinematography by
Richard Clabaugh 
Film Editing by
Randy Carter 
Casting by
Nannette Troutman 
Production Design by
David Huang 
Art Direction by
Roger Baer 
Set Decoration by
Eden Barr 
Costume Design by
Ulrika Johansson 
Makeup Department
Francie Hart .... assistant hair stylist
Francie Hart .... assistant makeup artist
Suzi Haydon .... key hair stylist
Suzi Haydon .... key makeup artist
Meghan Jeffers .... additional makeup artist (as Megan C. Jeffers)
Production Management
Melanie J. Elin .... unit production manager
Claudia Sumner .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Bogh .... first assistant director
Kathleen 'Kaz' Butler .... second assistant director (as Kathleen 'Kas' Butler)
Courtney King .... second second assistant director
Claudia Sumner .... second unit director
Art Department
Jami Anderson .... on-set dresser
Sergio Arevalos .... swing gang: day player (as Sergio A. Arevacos)
Chris Barber .... carpenter (as Christopher K. Barber)
Dan Barnes .... carpenter
Kenneth Caldwell .... carpenter
Kenny Cousens .... carpenter
Sara Davenport .... assistant art director
Marco De Oreo .... property maker
Françoise Fasan .... scenic artist
Guy Francise .... carpenter
Greg Guinasso .... swing gang: day player
Thaddeus Hallinan .... property master
Sebastian Hernandez .... lead man
William Jackson Jr. .... carpenter (as William E. Jackson Jr.)
Christopher Jones .... construction coordinator
John Jhong Ho Kim .... carpenter
Jon Klein .... carpenter
Bruce Leonhart .... swing gang: day player
John Leynes .... carpenter
Martin Lockamy .... carpenter (as Martin 'Scott' Lockamy)
Bryan Matulay .... swing gang
David Maturana .... swing gang: day player
Chip Nerwegh .... on-set carpenter (as Chip Herwegh)
Michael A. Null .... carpenter
Greg Paregon .... carpenter (as Greg Peregon)
Chris Pye .... assistant props
Nick Ralbovsky .... swing gang: day player
Damian F. Ruddy .... carpenter
Aaron S. Rutman .... foreman (as Aaron Rutman)
Rod Scheuerman .... carpenter
Matt Tognacci .... lead scenic artist (as Matthew Tognacci)
Chad Vachter .... swing gang: day player
Heather L. Watson .... carpenter (as Heather Ewart)
Ryan Weiss .... assistant carpenter
Molly Williams .... scenic artist
Neva Williams .... set designer
Lulu Wilson .... scenic artist
Sound Department
Anita Cannella .... foley artist
David Cannella .... foley editor
Sanaa Cannella .... foley artist
Tony Cannella .... sound designer
Tony Cannella .... sound mixer
James H. Coburn IV .... sound mixer
Chris Rudland .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Lee McConnell .... physical effects coordinator: Acton FX
Robert Miller .... special effects costume designer
Visual Effects by
Steven M. Blasini .... animator
Steven M. Blasini .... sequence supervisor
David Chan .... animator (as David L. Chan)
John R. Ellis .... animator
D.R. Greenlaw .... animator
Andrew Hofman .... visual effects director
Steven Kaplan .... animator (as Steve Kaplan)
Jerad Kissack .... animator (as Jerad L. Kissack)
Dennis Michel .... visual effects designer
Dennis Michel .... visual effects supervisor
Bradley Mullennix .... animator
James Perry .... animator
William Rehoreg .... animator
David Ridlen .... 3D animator
Claudia Sumner .... visual effects producer
Alvaro Villagomez .... animator
Ron Otis .... stunt coordinator
Patrick J. Statham .... stunts (as Pat Statham)
Camera and Electrical Department
Monty Bass .... grip
John Cappilla .... gaffer (as John Cappila)
Sean Cohen .... gaffer
Collin S. Colberg .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Colin Coleberg)
David Darwin .... electrician
Manuel Duran .... grip
Ron Edmonson .... grip
Sergio Eremenco .... electrician
Mark Fragale .... first assistant camera
Brad Heiner .... dolly grip
Brad Heiner .... grip
Michael A. Johnson .... Steadicam operator (as Michael Johnson)
Casey Kazlauskas .... director of photography: second unit
Kia Kiso .... second assistant camera (as Kia Dawson)
Stephen B. Martinez .... best boy grip (as Steve Martinez)
Stephen B. Martinez .... key grip (as Steve Martinez)
Terence McNally .... electrician (as Terry McNally)
Vladimir Melnik .... best boy electric (as Vladimir Melmik)
Vladimir Melnik .... electrician (as Vladimir Melmik)
Matthew Minke .... electrician (as Matt Minke)
Tom Nordstrom .... camera operator: "b" camera
John O'Shaughnessy .... electrician
Robert Olson .... camera loader
David Ortegon .... grip
Paul Ott .... grip
Irene Pak .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Irene Park)
Gregory Peters .... still photographer (as Greg Peters)
Thomas Pugh .... best boy electric (as Tom Pugh)
Mark Robinson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Alexander Salazar .... best boy grip (as Alex Salazar)
Alexander Salazar .... grip (as Alex Salazar)
R. Michael Stringer .... key grip
Tony Thomas .... grip (as Tony 'Bones' Thomas)
Jason Young .... electrician
Casting Department
Karen Martin .... casting assistant
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yulia Gershenzon .... wardrobe supervisor
Pamela Haddad .... wardrobe production assistant
Editorial Department
David Block .... mastering colorist
Michael R. Hall .... assistant editor
David Whitten .... color timer
Music Department
Ric Gallaher .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
William Berumen .... driver
Al Burton .... transportation captain
Roger Byrd .... driver
Dennis A. Coleman .... driver
Dennis Goble .... driver
Gregory S. Hoslet .... driver
Ken Kaplan .... transportation coordinator
Kenny Kaplan .... transportation coordinator
Keith Laursen .... driver: water truck
Joseph Lauth .... driver
Manuel Martinez .... driver
Kelly Murphy .... driver
Karl E. Nelson .... driver: honeywagon (as Karl Nelson)
Elmer S. Osorio .... driver (as Elmer Osorio)
Other crew
H. Leah Amir .... set production assistant
Laurie Beale .... insurance: Gary Krause Insurance
Valerie Brosset .... financial services: Imperial Bank
Jennifer M. Byrne .... production coordinator
Jon Clark .... office production assistant
Karen M. Cockrell .... production accountant (as Karen Cockrell)
Lorraine Conklin .... set production assistant
Laurette Dobson .... script supervisor (as Tita Dobson)
Frank Donner .... account executive (as Frank D. Donner III)
Corinne Fixmer .... assistant accountant
Kent Ford .... set production assistant
David Holmes .... set production assistant
Gary Jackson .... key set production assistant
Jeff Jenofsky .... set production assistant
Nathaniel Justiniano .... UFO intern
Robert Kazlauskas .... production assistant
Jon Ko .... set medic
Tami Kumin .... set production assistant
Sandy Laureno .... craft service
Robert Lepucki .... location manager (as Bob Lepucki)
Bruce Lomet .... account coordinator
Karen Martin .... office production assistant
Daniel McCoy .... assistant production office coordinator
Ken Meyer .... legal services
Amy Murray-Rolon .... director of UFO operations (as Amy Murray)
Carol Petters .... completion bond: Film Finances (as Carol Peters)
Morgan H. Rector .... financial services: Imperial Bank (as Morgan Rector)
T.J. Sakasegawa .... director: international distribution
Marion Spiegelman .... completion bond: Film Finances (as Marion Speigelman)
Mike Tristano .... armory technician
Steve Trombatore .... paymaster (as Steve Trombotore)
Jared Underwood .... financial services: Imperial Bank
Matthew Warren .... completion bond: Film Finances (as Matt Warren)
Kurt Woolner .... completion bond: Film Finances (as Kurt Wolner)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Deep Core 2000" - USA (alternative title)
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Rated PG-13 for action violence, language and brief sexuality
Germany:80 min
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Did You Know?

When Rodney goes back to check on the nukes for the first time, he mentions that there are two "TK421" bombs and a "1138". TK421 was the stormtrooper number Han Solo used in Star Wars (1977), and 1138 is a reference to THX 1138 (1971), an early George Lucas film.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Boring To The Center of the Earth..., 28 January 2008
Author: reluctantpopstar from North Hollyweird

I have a DVD binder called "Inside The Earth," which contains about a dozen films with the same basic plot: scientists must use "futuristic" drilling machine thingy to drive into the center of the Earth to save the planet by either a) realigning tectonic plates b) setting off nuclear bombs c) allowing volcanoes to explode, thus relieving pressure, etc. or some such babble that makes no sense at all. And I've never even taken a geology course. Or, the other plot option is that they are merely exploring the center of the earth find lost civilizations, monsters, etc.

Quickly, here's a list of all the films, and a brief comparison to this one:

The Core: The Gold Standard. Much higher budget than this one, and a fun B-movie that doesn't take itself nearly as seriously as this one.

Journey To The Center of the Earth: I liked this, even though it had Pat Boone in it. A good old fashioned fantasy film from back in the day.

Mesa of Lost Women: See my review here on the IMDb. One of the worst movies ever made.

The Phantom Empire: Fred Olen Ray directed mish-mash of a ripoff of Indiana Jones, a 1950's alien invasion movie, and a 1930's serial. A lovable jumble of insanity. They spend most of the movie running around in the cave in Bronson Canyon, a legendary B-movie location in Los Angeles. Super fun for B-movie fans. Others might get annoyed.

Unknown World: Another machine-thingy must drill into the Earth to save civilization. Actually pretty well done for a no-budget film from 1952. Black and white of course.

Beast From Haunted Cave: Okay, they didn't go down into the Earth that far, only into a cave. But they find a cool monster in there. Enjoyable Roger Corman produced schlockery.

The Incredible Petrified World - Also 1950's black and white. They find a secret underground world (here comes the twist) under the ocean floor! They descend in a diving bell. Zero budget here. Incredibly boring. Only saving grace is John Carradine, but he can only do so much. Rating real low. Skip it.

Village of the Giants - I think there's a cave in this one? Is that why I stuck it in here?

Sound of Horror - Haven't watched this one yet, but I believe it's about people dying in a cave in Greece.

At The Earth's Core - Classic 1970's schlock! Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs. Classic Saturday afternoon fun fare. Worth watching.

The Lost Continent - People enter the Earth and find lost world of dinosaurs..."so bad it's good." Some hilarious moments. Another black and white low budget non-epic from the 1950's.

I need to pick up "The Cave" and "The Descent," two recent films with people dying undernearth the earth.

DEEP CORE stacks up pretty well against some of these. There is a ton of hilariously bad dialog, and the interior of the Drilling Thingy is really bad and low rent.

I'll give it a four for good old yocks. If DEEP CORE had taken itself a little less seriously, it probably would have rated a 6 or 7 for entertainment value. The Core is much funnier. Stanley Tucci's performance alone makes it worth your time.

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