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Fer-de-Lance (1974)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Thriller | TV Movie 18 October 1974
Snakes on board an American sub set off a chain of events that ultimately causes the boat to sink to the bottom of the ocean. The surviving crew must devise a rescue plan to free themselves and raise the sub.

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Elaine Wedell
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Charles Robinson ...
Lieutenant Nicholson (as Charles Knox Robinson)
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Lieutenant Whitehead
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Torquale
Sherry Boucher ...
Liz McCord
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Masai Ikeda
William Mims ...
Mayne Bradley
Shizuko Hoshi ...
Suan Kuroda
Richard LePore ...
Sandra Ego ...
Terezita
Felipe Turich ...
Shaman
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Compton
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An American submarine leaves Tierra Del Fuego, and one of its crew has secretly brought aboard a container full of poisonous fer-de-lance snakes which escape storage and bite key personnel on the submarine, causing an accident that cripples the vehicle so that it drops to the bottom of the Southern Ocean. Worse still, the snakes are still at large on the submarine and complicate the efforts of the crew to escape the sunken vessel. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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18 October 1974 (USA)  »

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Death Dive  »

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David Janssen and Jason Evers also appeared together in The Green Berets (1968). See more »

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Hope Lange's character is listed as Elaine Wedell in the cast list, but in the movie she says her name is Eileen. See more »

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Russ Bogan: What's the heading?
Chief Hughes: 108. 109. 110.
Russ Bogan: Speed?
Chief Hughes: 16, slowing. 15. 14.
Russ Bogan: What's the depth?
Chief Hughes: Thousand fifty. Fifty-five.
Russ Bogan: We're gonna run out of ocean.
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Edited from Ice Station Zebra (1968) See more »

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Saw it when it first played on TV
7 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

I was 12 and the premise sounded great--a TV movie about a submarine trapped underwater with deadly snakes on the loose. I remember watching and, after a while, became increasingly bored. The script was by-the-numbers (there were no surprises or anything even slightly original), the cast looked either bored or had a sad let-me-out-of-here look of their faces (David Janssen). By the end I was fighting to stay awake! Dull dull DULL.

It's hard to believe but this was released as a theatrical feature in Europe! Some poor suckers had to PAY to see this! I can imagine the reactions where this played. This IS worth seeing if you have insomnia--this will cure you completely!


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