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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.

Director:

Richard Fleischer

Writers:

Harry Kleiner (screenplay), David Duncan (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stephen Boyd ... Grant
Raquel Welch ... Cora
Edmond O'Brien ... General Carter
Donald Pleasence ... Dr. Michaels
Arthur O'Connell ... Col. Donald Reid
William Redfield ... Capt. Bill Owens
Arthur Kennedy ... Dr. Duval
Jean Del Val ... Jan Benes
Barry Coe ... Communications Aide
Ken Scott ... Secret Service
Shelby Grant ... Nurse
James Brolin ... Technician
Brendan Fitzgerald 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1966 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Microscopia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,115,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,000,000, 31 December 1966
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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Deluxe) (as De Luxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A now defunct thrill ride at Disney's Epcot Center, called Body Wars, was largely inspired by this film, even though it is not a Disney film. The director, Richard Fleischer, however, also directed Disney's first science fiction film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954). See more »

Goofs

When the nurse is fitting the needle to the hypodermic, she is not wearing surgical gloves, although the machine operators are. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Bill Owens: This craft is nuclear powered, all except for your wireless.
Grant: All in all, quite a canoe.
Capt. Bill Owens: Designed for e. piscatorial research - spawning habits of deep sea fish.
Grant: That reminds me, I better spawn a radio message.
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Featured in Nova: Making Stuff: Smaller (2011) See more »

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These People Saved My Life.....
24 September 2008 | by palexandersquiresSee all my reviews

All I can remember, from what the Doctors Told me, These people, where miniaturised, in a Submarine, and injected into my cardioid artery. The first part of the voyage was incident free, until they met with a strong current, and set them off course. They had to go through my heart that the surgeons stopped, this was already slowed down as was my respiration to 6 breathes per minute,After they went through my heart, they revived it (Only just) and proceeded to one of my lungs. There they had to stop, as they ran out of air. You will never guess how they replenished their air supply, they tapped into my left lung and when i inhaled their air supply was filled up. Then they went into my ear and the surgeons had to be quiet!! and after that they finally went into my injured part of my brain. There they used a laser to repair my damage. after that 5 of the team swam towards my optic nerve and the surgeons scooped them out of my tear duct of my left eye. when I came to, the Doctors told me that these brave teams saved my life, and do you know what, I actually believed them. In this review I was reviewing this film , by pretending I was Banes, the shot man. This film is excellent if you want to find out about your body. I enjoy all the special effects, If I was in the team, I'd rather be upstairs, then inside Banes body. I would like to work with the Cornel and be on the computers. I also thought that the Proteuous was beautifully designed and looked correct. The effect of the blood corpuscles can be done with looking at a larva lamp, the blobs are similar.This film is available on DVD, but has to be ordered from Zavvi, formerly virgin record shops and costs £13. they can get it for you in 24 hours and can be delivered to your house for free, or to the shop. I for one, is going to try and get it. I thought that the man who played banes, had an easy part to play in this film. All He had to do, was just lie still and sleep all the way through the film. I recognised Donald Plesence and Racca welsh. So Ends this review I'm going to give this film 10/10.


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