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Hello Down There (1969)

A marine scientist volunteers to have his family live in a prototype underwater home to prove it's practical.

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Art Arthur (story), John McGreevey (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Randall ... Fred Miller
Janet Leigh ... Vivian Miller
Roddy McDowall ... Nate Ashbury
Jim Backus ... T.R. Hollister
Ken Berry ... Mel Cheever
Charlotte Rae ... Myrtle Ruth
Kay Cole Kay Cole ... Lorrie Miller
Richard Dreyfuss ... Harold Webster
Lou Wagner ... Marvin Webster
Gary Tigerman Gary Tigerman ... Tommie Miller
Arnold Stang ... Jonah
Harvey Lembeck ... Sonarman
Merv Griffin ... Himself
Lee Meredith ... Dr. Wells
Bruce Gordon ... Adm. Sheridan
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Storyline

Marine scientist Fred Miller designs the world's first underwater home, but when the business magnate funding his work threatens to end the project, Miller volunteers to live in it with his own family to prove it's practical. The underwater clan includes his water-phobic wife and his daughter and son, who are part of a rock and roll band. They bring along the lead singer and drummer. Along the way, they have to contend with a competing engineer who promises to mine the ocean floor for the businessman. A record producer likes their music and books them on TV, leading the kids to try to escape to the surface. Written by Anonymous

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A combo of scuba dupes rock up a storm in a mad pad under the surf! See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sub-A-Dub-Dub See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ivan Tors Productions See more »
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reissued for Saturday children's matinées under the title "Sub-A-Dub-Dub" See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie, the kids are singing and recording themselves without mikes. In reality, no sound system, especially in the sixties, could pick up their voices without mikes. Also, the guitar would drown out their singing voices without mikes. See more »

Quotes

Fred Miller: [they are in a mini-submarine] We maintain normal atmospheric pressure in here by a special mixture of Oxygen and Helium.
T.R. Hollister: Never mind the scientific lecture, Miller. Just what is this crazy project you dragged me down here to see?
Fred Miller: Mr. Hollister, this project meets the most important challenge of the future.
T.R. Hollister: Never mind the future, just give me the past. And oysters.
T.R. Hollister: There she is!
T.R. Hollister: Where?
Fred Miller: Right there. Dead ahead.
T.R. Hollister: Well, I see where is it, but what is it? It looks like a large onion.
Fred Miller: That's what we ...
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Connections

References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Just One More Chance
Lyrics by Sam Coslow
Music by Arthur Johnston
Performed by Harold and the Hang-Ups
Vocal by Tony Randall
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Fun Campy Adventure
20 March 2004 | by tvietSee all my reviews

Hello Down There' was a fun, campy adventure. The movie was a cross between `Lost in Space' and the `Partridge Family' but with lots of water, a predecessor of `Sea Quest DSV'. The plot was about a family who lived at the bottom of the ocean and the adventures and friends they made, both human and aquatic, specifically a dolphin. The songs were lively and fun for kids to sing. No `R' rating here. Several well known stars participated in the movie, such as Ken Berry, Richard Dreyfuss, Merv Griffin, Janet Leigh, Roddy McDowall, Lee Meredith, Charlotte Rae, and Tony Randall. I find `Hello Down There' to be a fond, fun memory from my childhood, and would love to see it released on DVD as a family classic film.


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