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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1971 (USA) See more »

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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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The glowing red planetoid that is bearing down on Earth had previously been a glowing green planetoid in Irwin Allen's TV series Land of the Giants (1968). See more »

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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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Remake of City Beneath the Sea (1969) See more »

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Irwin Allen series recycling extravaganza
1 April 2006 | by fdixon-3See all my reviews

This is Irwin Allen at his Irwin Allen-est. This whole show while entertaining is a recycling of a failed pilot and a bevy of canceled sci-fi series.

The failed pilot starred Glen Corbett and Lloyd Bochner. This was made in 1967. The TV movie came out in 1971.

The first thing you notice in the movie is the Flying Sub from "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea". The next thing is Robert Colbert from "The Time Tunnel". Looking closely at Pacifica, this city beneath the sea, you will see the Jupiter II from "Lost in Space" as a dome sitting on top of a tower. The submarine "Seaview" is seen prowling the depths of the underwater streets of the city. Later we see Richard Basehart as the President of the US (VTBOS), Whit Bissel (TT) and Jame Darren as a scientist(TT). And the props -- computers, laser guns, radios, video telephones -- all recycled from his series from the '60s. The sound effects are familiar ones. The costumes are too.

Some throw away cameos were added -- boxer Sugar Ray Robinson and veteran actor Joseph Cotten (he was in "Citizen Kane" for god's sake). Even Edward G. Robinson's son is added for good measure.

The plot is cross between "Armageddon" (an asteroid is headed toward impact on the earth) and "Ocean's 11" (a heist of the vault containing the US's Fort Knox gold reserve and the "highly fissionable H128"). It is fairly pedestrian. The fun in this movie is seeing all of Irwin's old shows being brought back in some form. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, Time Tunnel, and Land of the Giants were all canceled by the time this movie came out. Watch this one if you can find it.


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