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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance | TV Movie 23 March 1997
In the 19th century, an expert marine biologist is hired by the government to determine what's sinking ships all over the ocean. His daughter follows him. They are intercepted by a mysterious captain Nemo and his incredible submarine.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Joe Wiesenfeld (teleplay), Jules Verne (novel)
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Credited cast:
Richard Crenna ... Professor Aronnax
Ben Cross ... Captain Nemo
Julie Cox ... Sophie Arronax
Paul Gross ... Ned Land
Michael Jayston ... Admiral John E. Sellings
Jeff Harding ... Captain Michael Farragut
David Henry David Henry ... Scotia Captain
James Vaughan James Vaughan ... Father
Susannah Fellows Susannah Fellows ... Mother
Joshua Brody Joshua Brody ... Child
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Jess Liaudin ... A seaman
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In the 19th century, an expert marine biologist is hired by the government to determine what's sinking ships all over the ocean. His daughter follows him. They are intercepted by a mysterious captain Nemo and his incredible submarine.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea See more »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Most of the books lining the shelves in Captain Nemo's library are Readers Digest condensed book collections. This is particularly evident in closer shots; no attempt is made to disguise the distinctive Readers Digest binding. See more »

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Captain Nemo: I've always dreamed of finding a woman with a first-rate mind. Someone who can understand me.
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Version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1907) See more »

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Weak adaptation
31 January 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

The Jules Verne classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea has been adapted many times, too many times arguably and this is a demonstration of that.

Starring Ben Cross, Richard Crenna and Paul "Due South" Gross it's another fairly loyal but slightly compacted version of the original novel and the first one with even remotely "Modern" special effects.

Telling the timeless tale of a group taken prisoner by Captain Nemo after being stranded at sea, they bear witness to the marvels of his submarine and the wonders of the ocean.

I'm not entirely sure why but I find myself struggling to really get engaged into this version, maybe I'm burnt out on the same old story, maybe the distinctly average writing and cinematography left me less than impressed or maybe it's just not that good.

There are better versions out there, that's all I can really say. This is Hallmark channel original, and that should tell you everything you need to know.

The Good:

Richard Crenna

The Bad:

Poor finale

Pretty lifeless

Ben Cross's Nemo was less genius more creepy


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