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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
Bryan Brown ...  Ned Land 2 episodes, 1997
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ...  Cabe Attucks 2 episodes, 1997
John Bach ...  Thierry Arronax 2 episodes, 1997
Nicholas Hammond ...  Saxon 2 episodes, 1997
Peter McCauley Peter McCauley ...  Admiral McCutcheon 2 episodes, 1997
Kerry Armstrong ...  Lydia Rawlings 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
Steven Grives ...  Garfield 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
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
Christopher Pate Christopher Pate ...  Conductor 2 episodes, 1997
Cal Rein Cal Rein ...  Seaman 2 episodes, 1997
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The year is 1886, when New England's fishing harbours 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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English

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1997 (USA) See more »

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20.000 leguas de viaje submarino See more »

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Movieworld Studios, Australia See more »

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(3 episodes) | (DVD)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Caine loved the novel and leaped 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 »

Quotes

Ned Land: [suspicious that the dinner laid out before them is poisoned] I'd feel better if I saw you eating some of it first.
Captain Nemo: I promise you... that if I wanted to kill you, I would resort to more direct means.
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Version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1907) See more »

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A new adaptation for TV with superb cast and an awesome Michael Caine as Nemo
9 January 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The film talks about the known story from Jules Verne novel and previously rendered in the classic by Richard Fleischer . The oceans are no longer safe , many ships have been lost , the sailors have returned to New England's fishing port with tales of vicious giant whale with long horn . A naturist , marine expert named professor Pierre Aronnax (Patrick Dempsey in the role of Paul Lukas) along with a professional whaler named Ned Land (Bryan Brown in the role of Kirk Douglas) and a helper (Adewele Agbaje) join forces in a perilous expedition that attempts to unravel the mysterious sinking ships by an unknown creature . Aboard the ship called Abrahan Lincoln , they go out to investigate the "monster" roaming the seas . They are captured and get thoroughly involved with captain Nemo (Michael Caine in the role of James Mason) and his daughter Mara (Mia Sara) who take an extraordinary adventure underseas in an advanced submarine called Nautilus .

This fantastic TV movie displays sensational adventures , noisy action , suspense , marvelous scenarios and results to be pretty enjoyable . The great novelist , Jules Verne , described this thrilling tale about a dangerous journey to the darkest depths of the sea with Captain Nemo aboard the Nautilus . Surprise-filled entertainment and with plenty of action on grand scale , including excellent special effects made by means of computer generator and some ship and submarine by maquette or scale model . However , overlong runtime is not boring but turns out to be entertaining and amusing . Memorable and superb casting with Michael Caine plays a magnificent captain Nemo , similar to immortal James Mason ; Patrick Dempsey plays a young Annorax while in Disney version was an old Paul Lukas ; attractive Mia Sara in a new role , she has an excessive romance with Dempsey ; Bryan Brown is an obstinate, stubborn Ned Land just like Kirk Douglas . Atmospheric and vivid score by Mark Snow (X-Files). The television movie was nicely directed by Rod Hardy . Other versions from the classic story for TV are directed by Michael Anderson with Ben Cross and a cartoon movie directed by Arthur Rankin . The motion picture will appeal to fantasy-adventure fans .


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