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City Beneath the Sea (1971)

A group of 21st-century colonists inhabit the underwater city called Pacifica. They find they must defend the city against hostile alien forces.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Admiral Matthews
... Lia Holmes
... Commander Patterson
... Aguila (as Burr De Benning)
... Elena
... Barton
... Professor Holmes
... the President
... Dr. Ziegler
... Dr. Talty
Sugar Ray Robinson ... Captain Hunter
... Bill Holmes
... Captain Lunderson (as Bill Bryant)
... Young Officer (as Bob Dowdell)
Edward G. Robinson Jr. ... Dr. Burkson
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In the 21st-century, a former underwater scientific installation has been repurposed as a city, known as Pacifica to the colonists who inhabit it. Now the U. S. government has plans to store the Ft. Knox gold reserves there, along with a fantastic new radioactive element. But, someone has plans of stealing the gold, and to make matters worse;, the city faces imminent destruction by an asteroid heading towards it. Written by <darkobserver@hotmail.com>

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Theirs was the most dangerous mission in history . . . to save the world from total destruction!


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25 January 1971 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The actress credited as "Sheila Mathews", who plays Blonde Woman, is actually Irwin Allen's wife, Sheila Allen. See more »

Goofs

In the opening of the movie, the drilling rig is shown being destroyed in the Atlantic Ocean yet Dr. Talty later says it was destroyed off the Texas coast. Unless the Texas border has vastly expanded in the time setting of the movie, Texas has no Atlantic Ocean coast. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: JUNE 12, 2053 THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

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Sci-Fi & Disaster
4 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

About a fantastic city beneath the sea.

Everything about this film, the effects, the sets, the casting, the actors, are all fine, but with the one problem area of Robert Colbert and the terrible lines he has and the terrible acting he gives.

An early character building scene in this film has Colbert respond to Stu Whitman by saying "that's right we all take orders ... just like Bill Holmes did". It sounded terrible!

But having said that. This is pure Irwin Allen showmanship of the best kind. As others have pointed out, Richard Basehart and the flying sub make this feel like an up-dated Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and who could blame Irwin for wanting to bring back Voyage?

But non-Voyage things such as Stu Whitman and Robert Wagner (Beneath The 12 Mile Reef and The Towering Inferno) make this great entertainment. Also the Richard LaSalle score and big sets with blinking light Time Tunnel computers. I have actually made about 30 viewings of this film over the years.

I love it.


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