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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

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

Goofs

An explosion is seen when the dozer drops onto Commander Patterson's aquafoil. Later, when we watch a video replay of the same accident, the explosion is missing. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: JUNE 12, 2053 THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

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Bubbles in the Tub
2 February 2007 | by inspectors71See all my reviews

Viewers with a deep affection for cheese will savor Irwin Allen's City Beneath the Sea, a big, big bubble of sci-fi silliness best reviewed by fdixon-3. I won't trod over fdixon's terrain, but there are a couple of fun things to add to his review.

I've spoken of how much I liked Rosemary Forsyth, and you can see her career slowly sink in CBTS. She looks wonderful in a mini-skirt, but long legs and hurt looks (at hero Stuart Whitman's suspected cowardice) can't keep this soggy nonsense afloat.

Needless to say, Allen pretty much bailed out of TV and went for the big screen (with The Towering Inferno and When Time Ran Out).

Lucky for TV.


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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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Color

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1.33 : 1
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