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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.

Director:

Irwin Allen

Writers:

John Meredyth Lucas (screenplay), Irwin Allen (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Whitman ... Admiral Matthews
Rosemary Forsyth ... Lia Holmes
Robert Colbert ... Commander Patterson
Burr DeBenning ... Aguila (as Burr De Benning)
Susana Miranda ... Elena
Paul Stewart ... Barton
Whit Bissell ... Professor Holmes
Richard Basehart ... the President
Joseph Cotten ... Dr. Ziegler
James Darren ... Dr. Talty
Sugar Ray Robinson Sugar Ray Robinson ... Captain Hunter
Larry Pennell ... Bill Holmes
William Bryant ... Captain Lunderson (as Bill Bryant)
Robert Dowdell ... Young Officer (as Bob Dowdell)
Edward G. Robinson Jr. 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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Trivia

The buildings outside the window of Adm. Matthews' office and some Pacifica buildings include modified models of the Jupiter 2 from Lost in Space (1965). 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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The wannabe that could have been a pioneer.
30 June 2003 | by HyperPupSee all my reviews

Why that dramatic remark! Simply because "City Beneath the Sea" was the only scifi movie/series pilot like it ever really developed for television. Everyone else was exploring the final frontier of space. The space age was booming, Skylab and the Shuttle right around the corner, why think about the future one could build underwater? Who would go for that? Irwin Allen did, and unfortunately no one really gave a damn because with the effort (pre-conception reel, all star cast etc.) lavsihed on "City Beneath the Sea", it deserved more attention than it got. I won't waste time giving a synopsis, others have done so very well with that, and yes I do realize how dated this movie is but I would love to have seen the continual adventures of the 21st century underwater city denizens, how their culture developed, their issues, and the intrigue. The 80's and 90's gave us horrid movies like "Deep Star Six", "Leviathan" and the schitzophrenic but likeable "Seaquest DSV" for underwater thrills when all we really needed was a fertile and stable base to work with, like Pacifica "the" City Beneath the Sea.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1971 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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