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Journey to the Center of the Earth 

Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.
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Complete series cast summary:
Treat Williams ...  Theodore Lytton 2 episodes, 1999
Jeremy London ...  Jonas Lytton 2 episodes, 1999
Tushka Bergen ...  Alice Hastings 2 episodes, 1999
Hugh Keays-Byrne ...  McNiff 2 episodes, 1999
Bryan Brown ...  Casper Hastings 2 episodes, 1999
Tessa Wells Tessa Wells ...  Helen 2 episodes, 1999
Petra Yared ...  Ralna 2 episodes, 1999
Sarah Chadwick Sarah Chadwick ...  Mashowna 2 episodes, 1999
Peter Kaa Peter Kaa ...  Te Mahua 2 episodes, 1999
Joe Bugner ...  Boxer 2 episodes, 1999
Alan Hardy Alan Hardy ...  Reverend Polson 2 episodes, 1999
Bill Charles Bill Charles ...  Doctor 2 episodes, 1999
John Forsyth John Forsyth ...  Society Member 2 episodes, 1999
Warwick Begg Warwick Begg ...  Policeman 2 episodes, 1999
Christopher Christo Christopher Christo ...  Johnny Alcott 2 episodes, 1999
Anaru Grant Anaru Grant ...  Head Maori Warrior 2 episodes, 1999
Matiu Tarawa Matiu Tarawa ...  Tribal Shaman 2 episodes, 1999
Trevor Cockay Trevor Cockay ...  The Missing Link 2 episodes, 1999
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Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.

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Trivia

Theodore incorrectly said the trilobite fossil must be from the Silurian period, which only lasted about 30 million years. In fact, trilobites were around for approximately 300 million years, one of the most successful animal species ever. See more »

Quotes

Helen: He's going to the center of the Earth. You get dizzy on the botton rung of a ladder.
Jonas Lytton: Not the *bottom* rung.
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Connections

Version of Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) See more »

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Good, run-of-the-mill entertainment, mainly for kids
31 December 2009 | by f-w-taylorSee all my reviews

I read the reviews before watching this and was intrigued by how polarised they are.

I'm somewhere in the middle - I was entertained by the movie and thought it was well cast and acted. The standards of production are good for a made-for-TV movie, and the effects are not exactly Avatar, but OK for 1999.

The lack of faithfulness to Verne is irrelevant - they have to acknowledge him for the idea and theme, but there's no obligation or expectation to act out the book in every detail.

The main weakness for me was the childish humour and the usual prudery in bathing scenes etc, It's funny what convention allows audiences to see and hear, or not.

In summary, not a waste of time if you like this sort of thing, but pitched mainly at kids; it would have been more fun with a harder dramatic edge.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1999 (USA) See more »

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Journey to the Center of the Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

The Basin, Victoria, Australia See more »

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