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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1988)

PG | | Adventure | 30 July 1988 (Japan)
Young people exploring a cave in Hawaii fall into a hole, and wind up in the lost city of Atlantis.

Directors:

Rusty Lemorande, Albert Pyun (uncredited)

Writers:

Debra Ricci, Sandra Berg (as Regina Davis) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicola Cowper ... Crystina
Ilan Mitchell-Smith ... Bryan
Paul Carafotes ... Richard
Janie du Plessis Janie du Plessis ... Rykov / Shank
Jeff Celentano ... Tola (as Jeff Weston)
Jaclyn Bernstein ... Sara
Kathy Ireland ... Wanda Saknussemm
Lochner de Kock Lochner de Kock ... Professor Galba
Simon Poland ... Rodermann / Hairdresser
Jeremy Crutchley ... Billy Foul
Albert Maritz Albert Maritz ... Mago / Kepple / Lab Assistant
Russel Savadier ... Loki / Reporter
Lynda Marshall Lynda Marshall ... Miss Ferry
Myra Chasen Myra Chasen ... Mrs. Wellington
Marius Du Plooy Marius Du Plooy ... William Wellington
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Young people exploring a cave in Hawaii fall into a hole, and wind up in the lost city of Atlantis.

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Explore the Impossible.

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Filming began in 1986, final release was in 1989. See more »

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Features The Delta Force (1986) See more »

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Punk rock Jules Verne
12 September 2000 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

Sequel to the campy, much maligned Kathy Ireland vehicle, "Alien from L.A." This time Nicola Cowper (dressing like a 1980's Cyndi Lauper/Madonna clone) stars in the lead (Kathy has a cameo) doing an "Adventures in Babysitting goes to the Center of the Earth" type of thing. Whatever you liked (or hated) about the first film, be assured there's more here. 1980's punk rock version of Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" can be taken for what it is but the plot at the end is very difficult to follow and ultimately falls apart. I liked the Brady-Bunch-goes-to-Hawaii theme at the beginning but the creeps at the center of the Earth (about 300 feet below the surface actually) were boring if anything at all. Looking like a live-action Saturday morning TV show from the early 1970's (think H.R. Puffenstuff) this is the type of film best watched while doing something else with a bunch of other people. Maybe a better title would be "Is This Still On?"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1988 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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