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The Neptune Factor (1973)

When an underwater ocean lab is lost in a earthquake, an advanced submarine is sent down to find it and encounters terrible danger.

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writer:

Jack DeWitt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Gazzara ... Cmdr. Adrian Blake
Walter Pidgeon ... Dr. Samuel Andrews
Ernest Borgnine ... Chief Diver Don MacKay
Yvette Mimieux ... Dr. Leah Jansen
Donnelly Rhodes ... Diver Bob Cousins
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... Capt. Williams
Michael J. Reynolds ... Dr. Hal Hamilton
Mark Walker ... Diver Dave Moulton
Leslie Carlson ... Brigs, Triton Radioman
Stuart Gillard ... Diver Phil Bradley
Ed McGibbon Ed McGibbon ... Dr. Norton Shepherd
David Renton David Renton ... Warrant Officer
Joan Gregson ... Dobson
David Yorston David Yorston ... Diver Stephens
Ken Pogue ... Diver Thomas
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Storyline

Aboard the R/V Triton, the Project Neptune team is doing oceanographic research. Director Andrews is trying to keep the research going in spite of opposition from Foundation Head Sheppard. Below on the ocean floor, in the Sealab, the team led by Hamilton is about to return to the surface when the Sealab is ripped loose from it's moorings and sent careening into a trench. Trapped too deep for divers, the only chance is rescue by a new US Navy mini-sub, piloted by the arrogant Cdr Blake USN. Blake, Chief Diver MacKay, Diver Cousins & Dr. Jansen (Hamilton's fiance) dive in the mini sub to attempt the rescue of the trapped Hamilton & crew. Written by Robb Mavins <rmavins@mb.sympatico.ca>

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The most fantastic undersea odyssey ever filmed. See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conquest of the Deeps See more »

Filming Locations:

Cayman Islands See more »

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Budget:

CAD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

More than forty technical consultants from the Canadian Armed Forces, the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, and the Royal Ontario Museum as well as representatives from industries involved in various aspects of the undersea world participated in the making of this film. See more »

Goofs

Actor David Yorston's characters name is spelled Stevens on his scuba gear and in the Closed Captions, but it's spelled Stephens in the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Black Windmill (1974) See more »

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Come on, this is horrible!
28 March 2006 | by rpniewSee all my reviews

Undersea disaster! Submarine is sent to save explorers from over-sized iridescent catfish! This was an absolutely horrible film, basically filmed by combining actors with normal, harmless tropical fish. The budget must have been incredible -- hire lackluster actors (of course, Ernest Borgnine is an exception) and buy a fish tank! If you give it a title reminiscent of Kubrick maybe people will think it's great! Plus we can tie it in with aquarium sales and pet shops! Lots of nice colors but the film was one of the worst ever...and not "fun" bad like "Manos" or "Plan Nine" -- I mean truly bad, boring, stupid, inept...the list goes on and on.


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