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Lost City Raiders (2008)

The year is 2048, and global warming has flooded much of Earth's land areas. A father and his two sons try to salvage treasures from sunken buildings when they are given an important assignment by the New Vatican.

Director:

Jean de Segonzac

Writers:

Torsten Dewi (story & concept), Jean de Segonzac (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Brolin ... John Kubiak
Ian Somerhalder ... Jack Kubiak
Bettina Zimmermann ... Giovanna Becker
Jamie Thomas King ... Thomas Kubiak
Elodie Frenck ... Cara Cahill
Michael Mendl ... Cardinal Battaglia
Jeremy Crutchley ... Father Giacopetti
Ben Cross ... Nicholas Filiminov
Peter Butler ... Brother Fontana
Robin Smith ... Sailor
Sean Higgs ... Benny the Bartender
Tamsin MacCarthy ... Renault
Dan Hirst ... Alexi
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Jean-Luc Julien ... (voice)
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Storyline

In 2048, global warming caused the sea level to raise high above most cities. John Kubiak runs a salvage business with his adopted orphan sons, cocky Jack and erudite, cautious Thomas. Yet top priority, above profit, is a secret project for New Vatican cardinal Battaglia which even the boys only learn about when it kills John. It's retrieving the pharaonic scepter of Sobek, according to legend commanding the sea-level. The Kubiaks' ruthless rival in this relic hunt is against real estate super-tycoon Nicholas Filiminov, who also recruited Jack's ex, Giovanna Becker, by promising to finance her geological sea control research. Written by KGF Vissers

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Goofs

They state that when Richard the Lionheart was killed during the Crusades it was Mercadier who avenged him. In fact Richard was killed in France, not on the crusades, and forgave the man who killed him but Mercadier had the crossbow man flayed alive and hanged. See more »

Quotes

Cara: [after upsetting a huge drunk, aggressive man; Thomas tries to look like a tough hero in front of Cara as the man gets up and prepares himself for a fight] I can take care of myself.
Thomas Kubiak: Yeah? That makes one of us.
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Good Plot, Bad Brolin Acting
22 November 2008 | by lottacamelSee all my reviews

I don't know if James Brolin has just become too old to act or if he's always been a bad actor and I just never noticed because he is so damn good looking. His acting in this movie brought the movie down. Old age is no excuse - just look at Sean Connery, Clint Eastwood, Anthony Hopkins, etc. Brolin "reads" his lines slowly, as if slightly drunk. He moves like he is suffering from either arthritis or severe constipation. The movie itself was very good, surprising for a TV movie. The premise is a rather new one and could actually happen. A catalytic event that threatens civilization is nothing new in movies, but Lost City Raiders makes the premise very believable. Overall, I really enjoyed the movie, but not Brolin's acting.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

2048 See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa

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Budget:

$6,400,000 (estimated)
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Tandem Communications See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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