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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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Journey Into The Living Body Of A Man! 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 film was produced the same year as the original Lost in Space series. If you pay attention to the sets and sound effects you can sense the similarities. See more »

Goofs

Shadow visible on the right hand wall as the camera pulls back to see the large control room for the first time[widescreen only]. See more »

Quotes

[as the submarine enters the brain]
Dr. Duval: Yet all the suns that light the corridors of the universe shine dim before the blazing of a single thought...
Grant: ...proclaiming in incandescent glory the myriad mind of Man.
Dr. Michaels: Very poetic, gentlemen. Let me know when we pass the soul.
Dr. Duval: The soul? The finite mind cannot comprehend infinity, and the soul, which comes from God, is infinite.
Dr. Michaels: Yes, but our time isn't.
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Referenced in Body Wars (1989) See more »

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`Grant, help! My hands are trapped! Get me out!! Get me out!!!'
15 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

`Fantastic Voyage' was the first sci-fi movie to employ psychedelic special effects. It was released in 1966 when LSD, hippiedom, and the word "groovy" took America by storm. A medical team in a far-out looking submarine are miniaturized to microscopic size and injected into a scientist's body to fix his brain. They travel through blood plasma, which resembles the inside of a lava lamp. Then they get lost in a rainbow whirlpool and have to journey through the heart, lung, and ear to find their way to the brain. Raquel Welch strips off some of her clothes in one scene, while God and Darwin lock horns in other scenes. God triumphs over Darwin in the end, and we never see Raquel get naked. Rated: Gee

Alan Hale from `Gilligan's Island' was originally cast for `Fantastic Voyage', but was replaced by William Redfield. The actors that star in this film are all dead, except for Raquel Welch.


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