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Battle Beneath the Earth (1967)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 15 May 1968 (USA)
A Chinese general goes berserk and has a system of tunnels dug all the way from China to USA, under the Pacific Ocean! Wherever there is an important military base, he places atomic bombs. ... See full summary »

Director:

Montgomery Tully

Writers:

Charles F. Vetter (story) (as L.Z. Hargreaves), Charles F. Vetter (original screenplay) (as L.Z. Hargreaves)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerwin Mathews ... Cmdr. Jonathan Shaw
Viviane Ventura ... Tila Yung
Robert Ayres ... Adm. Felix Hillebrand
Peter Arne ... Arnold Kramer
Al Mulock Al Mulock ... Sgt. Marvin Mulberry
Martin Benson ... Gen. Chan Lu
Peter Elliott Peter Elliott ... Dr. Kengh Lee
Earl Cameron ... Sgt. Seth Hawkins
John Brandon John Brandon ... Maj. Frank Cannon
Ed Bishop ... Lt. Cmdr. Vance Cassidy (as Edward Bishop)
Bill Nagy ... Col. Talbot Wilson
Sarah Brackett ... Meg Webson
Paula Li Shiu Paula Li Shiu ... Dr. Arnn
David Spenser David Spenser ... Maj. Chai
Michael McStay Michael McStay ... Bomb Train Commander
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Storyline

A Chinese general goes berserk and has a system of tunnels dug all the way from China to USA, under the Pacific Ocean! Wherever there is an important military base, he places atomic bombs. US Navy soldiers go underground to repel the invaders. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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An Incredible Battle Is Raging Right Under Your Feet! See more »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guerra bajo la tierra See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Last feature of Carl Jaffe. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene in the police car the back projection is shown flipped so that all the store names read backwards. This is probably because the scenes were shot in Britain, who drive on the left, but set in the USA, who drive on the right. See more »

Quotes

Arnold Kramer: You fool! They're twenty years ahead of us! They've got tunneling machines! They're coming in under us and you sit there like an idiot!
Cmdr. Jonathan Shaw: Easy...
Arnold Kramer: Don't you understand they're after us? They're going to wipe us out!
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Connections

Edited into Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007) See more »

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British And Not Very Proud Of It
7 April 2003 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

This a British film attempting to pretend to everyone and fooling no one that it`s a big budget Hollywood movie . It starts with a couple of Las Vegas cops with laughably bad American accents getting a report of a disturbance . Cut to some stock footage of Vegas with the cop car stopping beside a sidewalk that was obviously filmed inside a studio . Every expense has been spared with BATTLE BENEATH THE EARTH . Despite being set in the 1960s all the American troops have firearms and wear kit from the second world war while those nasty Chinese commies have death rays that are obviously flash lights , and in order to save on importing Chinese actors we have caucasians playing oriental villains . Why couldn`t they have employed Burt Kwouk ( Kato from THE PINK PANTHER movies ) I ask myself ?

There is some enjoyment to be had from BATTLE BENEATH THE EARTH since it`s one of those " So bad it`s good " type films complete with absolutely ridiculous scenes that defy logic such as GIs` being able to defuse atomic bombs and people managing to outrun the blast from a nuclear explosion


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