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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 

In 1886, a French marine biologist aboard an American warship is scouring the Atlantic Ocean in search of a sea monster that routinely attacks and sinks passing ships.
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Series cast summary:
Michael Caine ...  Captain Nemo 2 episodes, 1997
Patrick Dempsey ...  Pierre Arronax 2 episodes, 1997
Mia Sara ...  Mara 2 episodes, 1997
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ...  Cabe Attucks 2 episodes, 1997
Bryan Brown ...  Ned Land 2 episodes, 1997
John Bach ...  Thierry Arronax 2 episodes, 1997
Nicholas Hammond ...  Saxon 2 episodes, 1997
Peter McCauley ...  Admiral McCutcheon / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Kerry Armstrong ...  Lydia 2 episodes, 1997
Cecily Chun Cecily Chun ...  Imei 2 episodes, 1997
Ken Senga Ken Senga ...  Shimoda 2 episodes, 1997
Gerry Day Gerry Day ...  Nitongu 2 episodes, 1997
Boe Kaan Boe Kaan ...  Ivanda 2 episodes, 1997
Damian Monk Damian Monk ...  Dennison 2 episodes, 1997
Jeff Dornan Jeff Dornan ...  American Scientist 2 episodes, 1997
Gabriel Carr Gabriel Carr ...  Russian Scientist 2 episodes, 1997
Christopher Pate Christopher Pate ...  Conductor 2 episodes, 1997
Peter Settle Peter Settle ...  British Scientist 2 episodes, 1997
Peter Scheidel Peter Scheidel ...  Austrian Scientist 2 episodes, 1997
Duke Bannister Duke Bannister ...  Scientist #2 2 episodes, 1997
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The year is 1886, when New England's fishing harbors are the scene for a "creature of unknown origin" destroying ships at sea. It is the job of Professor Pierre Arronax, a marine expert, and Ned Land, the iron-willed sailor, to learn the truth of the "monster" roaming the seas. The great novelist, Jules Verne, described this perilous journey to the darkest depths of the sea with Captain Nemo aboard the Nautilus. Written by Edwin van Oorschot <info@edwinvanoorschot.nl>

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Trivia

Sir Michael Caine loved the novel and leapt at the opportunity to play Captain Nemo. See more »

Goofs

As Thierry Arronax makes his speech from the ship's gangway, a woman waives a U.S. flag with the stars in the pattern that became official in 1890 or 1896. The film is set in 1886. See more »

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Good grief.
30 November 2002 | by kobus666See all my reviews

WHY?

Disney already made the definitive cinematic adaptation of Jules Verne's novel in 1954 (needs DVD reissue badly;) there was no reason at all for Hollywood to crank out this awful piece of television fluff. There are so many things wrong with it, one does not know where to begin. A review is hardly even necessary, a rock-bottom vote should speak plenty:

During the shameless 'creative reimagineering' process they stripped away pretty much everything from the novel save for the basic premise of a rogue skipper named Nemo who has a submarine. Oh, and Nemo is now a cyborg with a metal hand and is "portrayed" by the formerly respectable Michael Caine. A standard multi-ethnic sample of modern teenagers or twentysomethings get on board and there's much Angst and Father/Son conflict and everything goes kablooie in the end with a bunch of cheap video effects. The production design is flat and dull and totally undercooked, but things of course happens very fast. The skewed camera angles, MTV paced cuts and the aforementioned cast of bratty young people all add up to a pre-chewed microwave fluff pastry of a TV movie for the types of young people who were very happy to learn there really was a J. Dawson on board the real Titanic. ("OMG!")

rating : 1 of 10


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Release Date:

11 May 1997 (USA) See more »

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Movieworld Studios, Australia See more »

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