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At the Earth's Core (1976)

A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.

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Complete credited cast:
... David Innes
... Dr. Abner Perry
... Dia
Cy Grant ... Ra
Godfrey James ... Ghak
Sean Lynch ... Hoojah
... Dowsett
Helen Gill ... Maisie
Anthony Verner ... Gadsby
... Photographer
Michael Crane ... Jubal
Bobby Parr ... Sagoth Chief
Andee Cromarty ... Girl Slave
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A Victorian scientist and his young American backer set off in their new earth-boring machine with a short test on a Welsh mountain. Unfortunately the thing is rather more powerful than expected and they end up in an enormous cavern at the centre of the earth. Here they find a race of humans enslaved to evil oversized prehistoric birds with extra-sensory abilities. The travellers decide they can be some help, the more so as at least one of the slaves is very eye-catching. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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MGM Studios [United States]

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July 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Edgar Rice Burroughs' At the Earth's Core  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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German Import DVD has Super-8mm version (English Audio), as a special feature. See more »

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The Pellucidarians live in a Jurassic type environment and are not far above Neanderthals on the evolution scale, yet they have perfect cylindrical shaped arrows and steel hatchets. See more »

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[first lines]
Dr. Abner Perry: Slowly does it, Mr. Evans!
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You cannot mesmerize me... I'm rubber
6 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Make no mistake, this is a very silly movie. Peter Cushing knew it; he gives one of his most over-the-top, ham it up performances.

Generally speaking, this movie has awful production values. Flying rubber pterodactyl creatures ruling the underworld. Piggish humanoid servants of said pterodactyls. A vapid, vacant-eyed Caroline Munro. An oh-so-macho leading man who, when you really look at him, doesn't look all that tough.

Still, At the Earth's Core has a charming innocence about it that gives it a bit of appeal. Best viewed by 10 year old boys on rainy Saturday afternoons, it's all in good fun.


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