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The Lost Continent (1968)

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This film starts out like the Love Boat on acid, as a cast of varied characters, with various issues, take Captain Eric Porter's leaky cargo ship to escape their troubles. When a violent ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Capt. Lansen
... Eva Peters
... Unity Webster
... Harry Tyler
... Dr. Webster
Neil McCallum ... First Officer Hemmings
... Ricaldi (as Benito Carruthers)
... Patrick, the Bartender
... Nick, Chief Engineer
... Sarah
... Mate
... Helmsman
... Jonathan, the Prisoner
... Sea Lawyer
... Sparks, the Radioman
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This film starts out like the Love Boat on acid, as a cast of varied characters, with various issues, take Captain Eric Porter's leaky cargo ship to escape their troubles. When a violent storm strikes, the ship is swept into the Sargasso Sea and our heroes find themselves trapped on an island of man-eating seaweed, populated by giant monster crabs and some Spanish conquistadors who think the Inquisition is still on. Features songs and music by '60s "cool group", the Peddlers. Written by Scott Hamilton <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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19 June 1968 (USA)  »

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Lost Island  »

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Dennis Wheatley reportedly couldn't even remember his 1938 novel on which the film was based. See more »

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At the beginning of the film the captain performs the eulogy for El Supremo and they then bury him at sea. On top of the wrapped body lies a sword. Ss they tilt the body the sword falls towards the water. As the body hits the water there is no sign of the sword at all or the splash ripples it would have caused. See more »

Quotes

El Supremo: The choice is yours. It is simple. Either join us and tell your companions on the boat to do likewise, in which case all of your supplies will be turned over to us.
Nick, chief engineer: Or else?
El Supremo: We shall kill you. Then kill your companions and take the supplies.
Sarah: He'll kill us all anyway.
El Supremo: That is in the hands of God. But, if you pray to me, He may find it in His heart to--
Nick, chief engineer: I'll not pray to any man! Let alone a child who's hardly old enough to wipe his own bottom!
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Referenced in Quiet Days in Clichy (1970) See more »

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Bizarrely superb - but where's missing scene?
11 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

First time I saw it, there was a scene where Porter hears Neff's life story (she was mistress of a banana republic dictator and has a son somewhere). He (I think) says he'll impound her passport unless she sleeps with him. He goes to her cabin to find Ricaldi (played by Benito Carruthers and whatever happened to him?) emerging and buttoning his jacket in a lewd way. Porter opens Neff's door to find her naked on the bunk. He throws her passport at her and exits. I watch this movie every time it's screened and have never seen this scene again. In a scene that's still present, Neff agreed to give Carruthers sexual favours if he'll let her keep the securities she's stolen from the dictator. But the absence of this key scene makes nonsense of the conversation between the three of them in the lifeboat... See this film anyway, it's a gem. xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx


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