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Fantastic Voyage (1966)

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A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
... Grant
... Cora
... General Carter
... Dr. Michaels
... Col. Donald Reid
... Capt. Bill Owens
... Dr. Duval
... Jan Benes
... Communications Aide
... Secret Service
... Nurse
... Technician
Brendan Fitzgerald ... Wireless Operator
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Storyline

Scientist Jan Benes, who knows the secret to keeping soldiers shrunken for an indefinite period, escapes from behind the Iron Curtain with the help of CIA agent Grant. While being transferred, their motorcade is attacked. Benes strikes his head, causing a blood clot to form in his brain. Grant is ordered to accompany a group of scientists as they are miniaturized. The crew has one hour to get in Benes's brain, remove the clot and get out. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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The most amazing science fiction ever conceived! See more »


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Rated PG for mild violence and language | See all certifications »

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14 October 1966 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Microscopia  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,115,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,000,000, 31 December 1966
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Deluxe) (as De Luxe)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The design and special effects were considered cutting edge at the time, so much so that they received a photo spread and article by Richard Schickel in Life Magazine. See more »

Goofs

The amount of radioactive material for the sub would not need a lead carrying case. Grant proves this by removing the container from the case with no protection and handing it to Owens who inserts it into the reactor, again bare-handed. See more »

Quotes

Grant: For a nice young lady you play with the damnedest toys, Miss Peterson.
Cora: That'll teach you where to keep your hand.
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Spoofed in Spaceballs (1987) See more »

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Classic SF and great visuals
7 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie holds up after nearly 35 years. The TV version is often chopped up for commercials and the print muddy, but if you can get a good video or see it on a premium movie channel, Fantastic Voyage will still produce a sense of wonder as you navigate "inside" an injured man's body with a team of intrepid explorers to find and repair microscopic damage. Some of the Cold War aspects of the film might jar, as well as a 35-year-old vision of "high tech", but the spec effects of the journey of the PROTEUS through the human vascular system was years ahead of its time.


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