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Under the Mountain 

Teenage twin siblings, Rachel and Theo, on a summer vacation in Auckland visiting their aunt and uncle, meet a certain Mr. Jones, a mysterious man who helped find them when they got lost in... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Kirsty Wilkinson Kirsty Wilkinson ...  Rachel 8 episodes, 1981
Lance Warren Lance Warren ...  Theo 8 episodes, 1981
Roy Leywood Roy Leywood ...  Mr. Jones 8 episodes, 1981
William Johnson William Johnson ...  Mr. Wilberforce 8 episodes, 1981
William Ewens William Ewens ...  Ricky 8 episodes, 1981
Glynis McNicoll Glynis McNicoll ...  Aunt Noeline 8 episodes, 1981
Noel Trevarthen ...  Uncle Clarry 8 episodes, 1981
Roy Billing ...  Wilberforce Family 5 episodes, 1981
Paul Owen-Lowe Paul Owen-Lowe ...  Wilberforce Family 5 episodes, 1981
David Weatherley David Weatherley ...  Wilberforce Family 5 episodes, 1981
Richard von Sturmer Richard von Sturmer ...  Wilberforce Family 5 episodes, 1981
Rodney Newman Rodney Newman ...  Wilberforce Family 5 episodes, 1981
Timothy Lee Timothy Lee ...  Wilberforce Family 4 episodes, 1981
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Teenage twin siblings, Rachel and Theo, on a summer vacation in Auckland visiting their aunt and uncle, meet a certain Mr. Jones, a mysterious man who helped find them when they got lost in the woods eight years earlier. Mr. Jones turns out to be an alien fighter from a distant planet who wants their help in fighting an alien giant slug family of eight members led by a certain Mr. Wilberforce who have arrived on Earth with plans for world domination. Written by Matthew Patay <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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New Zealand

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English

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1983 (USA) See more »

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A hegy gyomrában See more »

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Auckland, New Zealand

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The series aired in The Netherlands from 1987 till 1988 under the title: Moddermonsters, which translates into mud monsters. See more »

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Rachel Matheson: Go down, people of the mud!
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Remade as Under the Mountain (2009) See more »

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There's A Book
1 May 2006 | by bim_ng03See all my reviews

You people DO know that there is a book of "Under the Mountain" by Maurice Gee, right? I mean, you'd be surprised how many people have seen a film and said, "Wow, that was amazing but I couldn't make head nor tails of it," when there's a written version waiting in the nearest library! I didn't even know that there was a filmed version until today!

Summary of Under the Mountain Theo and Rachael are redheaded twins from New Zealand. They learn at an early age that they are different as they can each find objects the other has hidden by reading the thoughts of their companion. Their powers are discovered by Jones, a member of a wise alien race who is searching for just such a pair of twins to use as a powerful weapon that will kill off the wilberforces, another alien race imprisoned on earth whose single goal is to destroy and conquer planets. Unfortunately the wilberforces have also discovered the true nature of the twins and are out to find them. Rachael and Theo must learn to use the weapon and overcome the pain it causes them before the Wilberforces wake up properly and destroy the planet


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