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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


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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Release Date:

14 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Journey to the Center of the Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

The Basin, Victoria, Australia See more »

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(3 parts) | (DVD) | (4 parts)

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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 »


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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Version of Journey to the Center of the Earth (1967) See more »

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Completely ridiculous!
12 September 2008 | by PetrushkaSee all my reviews

For some reason I thought I was renting (from the machine at Safeway) the LATEST version of this film with Brendon Frazier as they usually have new releases there. How stupid of me. It turned out to be the 1999 version with Treat Williams. Only a few minutes into it I realized it was a made for TV by Lifetime. The producers had a lot of nerve coming up with this comic book adaptation of such a great novel. Poor Jules Verne. It was not too bad until they reach New Zealand and enter the cave leading to what they call the center of the earth that turned out to be a movie set with blue painted trees and studio made mache rocks. They all act as if they're at Disneyland on an underground ride. And when they meet the creatures who speak English it's beyond belief. Obviously there was a ballet school somewhere behind those rocks, even with a choreographer, as a full corps of ballet girls were dancing with ballet steps mixed with disco dancing. Totally ridiculous. The husband of the Carnegie heiress who they were looking for and found, speaks with an Australian accent and doesn't give a damn after finding out that Treat Williams had screwed his wife someplace behind a rock, but more unbelievable is that Treat would fall in love with her anyway as she's not at all attractive besides being one of the worst actors I've ever seen. Where did they find her? In a High School play? Then, of course, there's an evil Queen but I fast forwarded over most of that scene so don't know what she was up to. Should I care? The only thing worth looking at is Treat Williams who seems to have kept his youth remarkably. Now I can't wait to see the Brendon Frazier one that's still playing in the theaters in 3D. I should have known better.

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