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Fathom (1967)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy | 9 August 1967 (USA)
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In Spain, an American skydiver is recruited by Western intelligence agents to recover a lost atomic bomb detonator from hostile foreign agents.

Writers:

Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay), Larry Forrester (novel)
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Complete credited cast:
Anthony Franciosa ... Peter Merriwether (as Tony Franciosa)
Raquel Welch ... Fathom Harvill
Ronald Fraser ... Colonel Campbell
Richard Briers ... Timothy
Greta Chi Greta Chi ... Jo-May
Tom Adams ... Mike
Elizabeth Ercy ... Ulla
Ann Lancaster Ann Lancaster ... Mrs. Trivers
Tutte Lemkow ... Mehmed
Reg Lye ... Mr. Trivers
Clive Revill ... Serapkin
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Storyline

In southern Spain with a U.S. team, skydiver Fathom Harvill (Raquel Welch) is approached by Colonel Douglas Campbell (Ronald Fraser), who is working for a top-secret Western agency. He's after a vital lost atomic device, and wants her to parachute into a house occupied by some Red Chinese Agents to help get the thing back. Apart from all of this, there is a predatory continental doctor on his yacht to take account of. Fathom soon realizes nothing is what it seems to be. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The world's most uncovered undercover agent! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

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Trivia

H.A.D.E.S. stood for Headquarters Allied Defences, Espionage, and Security. See more »

Goofs

After taking control of the plane, it is shown in a steep dive with a left spin. Peter gives Fathom instructions to turn the "wheel" HARD LEFT and pull back on throttle. She's already in a left spin, turning the yoke "HARD LEFT will only increase the spin rate. Next he says, push FORWARD (on the yoke) don't be afraid of diving... she's already in a dive, there is no need to increase speed at that point. Pushing forward helps recover airspeed and prevent stalling. It doesn't help when already in a dive. See more »

Quotes

Fathom Harvill: The next jumpsuit I order won't have a zipper!
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'U' rating. All cuts were waived in 2006 when the film was granted a 'U' certificate for home video. See more »


Soundtracks

Vacation Chase
Written and Conducted by John Dankworth
Performed by The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
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Who needs a plot?
20 December 2002 | by kmj-2See all my reviews

Let's face it, unless you are a BIG fan of "B"-grade 60's spy flicks, and can't get your hands on a "Matt Helm" copy, the ONLY reason you would watch this film is for the incredible Raquel Welch. For the most fun, turn the sound down and make up your own dialogue as you go along.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fathom See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,225,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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