8 user 1 critic

Escape from Atlantis (1997)

A world unlike any you've ever known! Matt Spencer, a workaholic attorney and single father, is struggling to raise his three rebellious teenagers in the wake of his wife walking out on him... See full summary »


Arne Olsen


Learn more

More Like This 

Timelock (1996)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

In the 23rd century, a penal colony in a distant galaxy falls into anarchy when an inmate loads a virus into the computer system. While cryonic suspension was used to control the most ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Munic
Stars: Maryam d'Abo, Arye Gross, Jeffrey Meek
Memorial Day (1998)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

An embittered satellite expert gets the opportunity for revenge against the USA by aiding terrorists in a plan to destroy the country's military base.

Director: Worth Keeter
Stars: Mongo Brownlee, Frederick Coffin, Oscar Dillon
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

When millionaire businessman Ted Billings (Glenn Morshower) double-crosses his partners in a weapons deal, he decides to hire some protection. Billings enlists Eugene "Vash" Vasher (Lou ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Millican
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Yancy Butler, Tom Wright
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline. Years later, Jeff's mentor, Kim, is being threatened by one of ... See full summary »

Director: Mark DiSalle
Stars: Jeff Speakman, John Dye, Mako
The Gunman (2004)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Austin Police Detective Ben Simms searches for justice.

Director: Daniel Millican
Stars: Daniel Millican, Hannah Nicolas, Emma Nicolas
Street Knight (1993)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A former cop returns to challenge a plot to escalate gang violence in the streets of Los Angeles.

Director: Albert Magnoli
Stars: Jeff Speakman, Christopher Neame, Lewis Van Bergen
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A politician's campaign manager (Speakman) discovers that the candidate (Shatner) is a front for a military organization plotting a political overthrow of the government. In trying to ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Jameson
Stars: Jeff Speakman, William Shatner, Lisa Darr
Deadly Outbreak (Video 1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A terrorist group lead by Colonel Baron has taken over an Israeli biochemical weapon laboratory. Colonel Baron wants to get his hands on a new secret weapon developed by Dr. Allie Levin. ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Avery
Stars: Jeff Speakman, Ron Silver, Rochelle Swanson
The Expert (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Johnny's sister is brutally attacked and murdered by a sadistic serial killer. At the trial, he is sentenced to be electrocuted, but a bleeding heart liberal has the sentence commuted to a ... See full summary »

Directors: Rick Avery, William Lustig
Stars: Jeff Speakman, James Brolin, Michael Shaner
Scorpio One (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A disaster on space station Scorpio One leaves all the crewmembers dead. The CIA sends one of its crack agents, Jared Stone into space with a team five elite Rangers to investigate.

Director: Worth Keeter
Stars: Robert Carradine, Jeff Speakman, Robin Curtis
Plato's Run (Video 1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Hired to rescue escaped inmates, a Florida man is framed for a Cuban gangster's assassination.

Director: James Becket
Stars: Gary Busey, Roy Scheider, Steven Bauer
Night Terror (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

College kids bring back a dead serial killer using spells at the Mystery Fun House.

Director: Ric La Monte
Stars: Jeff Speakman, Dan Baccelliere, Jaqueline Siegel


Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Speakman ... Matt Spencer
Tim Thomerson ... Liam Gallagher
Justin Burnette Justin Burnette ... Adam Spencer
Mercedes McNab ... Claudia Spencer
Breck Wilson ... Chris Spencer
Michael Lee Gogin Michael Lee Gogin ... Widge the Magician
Al Harrington ... Argus, Temple of MorpheusPrisoner
Brian Bloom ... Joriath
Brian D. Kline Brian D. Kline ... Quan
Kristina Anapau ... Katriana (as Kristina Roper)
Richard McPherson Richard McPherson ... Xander
Geoff Heise Geoff Heise ... Kyron
Lisa Tiffany Lisa Tiffany ... Maiden #1
Jo Pruden Jo Pruden ... Lubella
Tom Matsusaka Tom Matsusaka ... Wayaku


A world unlike any you've ever known! Matt Spencer, a workaholic attorney and single father, is struggling to raise his three rebellious teenagers in the wake of his wife walking out on him. Chris Spencer, Matt's eldest son, is a handsome, over-achieving, straight-laced 18-year-old who is angry with his father about the divorce, even though his mother is the one who left. Daughter Claudia is a typical 16-year-old mall rat with too much time on her hands and the good looks that usually spell trouble. Youngest son Adam is a hip 13-year-old with a big mouth and a smart-alec attitude to go along with it. In an attempt to bring his family together again, Matt charters a sailboat for a 10-day surprise cruise to the Bahamas. The kids, selfishly un-excited about the trip, try to talk their father out of it, but he is steadfast in his determination to spend some quality family time together. Upon landing in Florida, the Spencers arrive at the dock to board the Wind Dancer, a beautiful 90-foot ... Written by Brendan Hill

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The greatest adventure is finding your way home. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for fantasy adventure violence | See all certifications »






Release Date:

29 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apodrasi apo tin Atlantida See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


After Claudia and her dad escape from Joriath's place and run into the rest of the family, Claudia is wearing a red scarf on her head, after she hugs the youngest brother it is gone. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Less than What I'd Hoped For...

While the overall idea of Escape from Atlantis was intriguing, I found the film to be far less than what I had hoped for upon reading the plot summery. Perhaps I am too much of a child in the technological age: the movie was made, as it is now 2002, an official five years ago --after viewing fantasy epics such as Lord of the Rings, and science fiction feats like Star Wars, as a whole it could not compare to other movies of similar line such as Dinotopia or Homer's The Odyssey.

My beef, basically, is that I couldn't relate --I am just about the same age of the children (a young adult), and have no trouble putting myself in the place of a middle-aged man if that is the character available. But the picture did not take me to a different mental plain of existence. I didn't find myself saying 'ACK! I would have done the SAME thing!'. It did not open the doors to my imagination. Even without comparing it to high-budget films or other TV movies, standing alone, certain aspects of the feature I found to be cliche: The character development in the children occurred too rapidly for my liking, seeing too much of the stereotypical selfish-teenager-bitter-after-divorce image changing into the we're-a-big-happy-family-let's-never-separate-again feel that can ultimately make or break a picture in the long run. Even the characters themselves could have undergone improvement: a typical set of one or the other stereotypes. There was the ever-present selfish beauty looking to be rebellious, accompanied by Mr. Perfect image of combining athletics, good looks and intelligence yet a brooding attitude, and lastly the smart-aleck little brother we find to be so common these days. While I know the personalities pushed the story along, I think that adding more individuality as far as nuances and more unique differences would have made it a more enjoyable --and believable (as far as character)-- movie.

I do have to raise my glass to the costume and set design --that made it worth finishing to the end for me. Don't get me wrong: all movies are worth seeing for yourself, and the opinion of one could never account for the opinion of many, but I think that with a little more depth to the script, and a little more (I cannot believe I am saying this) realness I dare say Escape from Atlantis could have been magical.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed