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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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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Irwin Allen's production of City Beneath the Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2053. See more »

Goofs

The asteroid that hit the earth 65 million years ago was only about 6 miles across. An asteroid/planetoid 10 miles across made up of such dense matter would cause such devastation that most, if not all, life would be destroyed. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: JUNE 12, 2053 THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

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Special effects winner
9 June 2002 | by cascade-1See all my reviews

When I first saw this film in 1971 on KING-TV in Seattle as a kid, I had no idea it had won an Emmy for best special effects or that the screenplay had been written by Star Trek producer John Meredyth Lucas.

All I knew was that it was a wonderfully clean and futuristic looking film, with lots of action and exciting situations. For fans of Irwin Allen's previous TV shows, it's a treasure house of familiar faces and reused props. James Darren, Robert Colbert and Whit Bissell are here from "Time Tunnel," as is Richard Basehart and Robert Dowdell from "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea." The glowing red planetoid, which still looks fantastic as it approaches the Earth, had previously been a glowing GREEN planetoid used for "Land of the Giants". Even the main title music for this film is background music from "Land of the Giants". The opening shots of the flying sub (stock footage from Voyage) is straight from the negative, and looks incredible. The film also boosts many new effects as well and impressive sets. It would have been a great TV series, something more ambitious for the early 1970s than "Invisible Man" or "Six Million Dollar Man". A fun ride.


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