To escape evils of the Civil War, Cyrus removes his small family and random war prisoners by way of hot air balloon. Once landing on an island, the group finds they are surrounded by danger from giant insects and gold-craving pirates. Turned away by the only safe haven on the island, owned by Captain Nemo, played by Patrick Stuart, the group is forced to find shelter and survive. Written by
17 September 2005 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Jules Verne's Mysterious Island
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Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
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This is the second time Kyle MacLachlan and Patrick Stewart have appeared together. The previous time was 'Dune' (1984) and Kyle MacLachlan played Paul Atreides and Patrick Stewart played Gurney Halleck See more
Nemo attributes the large size of the creatures on the island to the presence of "Thorium", which, he claims, is found nowhere else on Earth. Thorium is, in fact, a real element, Atomic Number 90, and, far from being rare, is nearly four times as abundant as uranium (nearly as common as lead).
Thorium has no known biological role, and its radiation cannot even penetrate human skin, though it is highly carcinogenic if ingested. See more
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