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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

A California research institute is performing a teleportation experiment to send their military research team to Stuttgart, Germany. But something goes wrong, and the team ends up at the ... See full summary »


Steve Bevilacqua (screenplay), Scott Wheeler | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview:
Greg Evigan ... Joseph Harnet
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Emily Radford
Jennifer Dorogi ... Kristen Radford (as Jennifer Renee)
Sara Tomko ... Betsy Case
Caroline Attwood Caroline Attwood ... Gretchen Lake
Vanessa Evigan ... Victoria Jansen (as Vanessa Lee Evigan)
Leah Grimsson Leah Grimsson ... Dorris
Jason S. Gray Jason S. Gray ... General Marks
Michael Tower ... Marty
Vanessa Mitchell Vanessa Mitchell ... Eve Abraham
Amelia Jackson-Gray ... Alicia Burroughs
Dylan Diehl Dylan Diehl ... April
Damien Puckler ... Noah Freebourne
Oliver Rayon ... Private Gomez
Nino Zagaroli Nino Zagaroli ... Private Hungman


A California research institute is performing a teleportation experiment to send their military research team to Stuttgart, Germany. But something goes wrong, and the team ends up at the center of the earth, where they just manage to send off a distress signal before being hunted by a dinosaur. Joseph Harnet (Greg Evigan), head scientist in CA, contacts Emily Radford (Dedee Pfeiffer), sister of the missing unit's leader and head of a deep bore drill experiment, for help in rescuing the stranded team. The two mount a rescue operation, drilling down to the earth's core to save the girls before it's too late. In the mean time the stranded group are doing their best to survive in the deadly environment. Written by Panthera Morag

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14 October 2008 (Russia) See more »

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Stars father and daughter Greg and Vanessa Evigan. See more »


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

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An all-female version ... and teleportation!
10 February 2009 | by Vic_maxSee all my reviews

By every account this is a terribly bad movie. Why do I give it so many stars (well, 4 out 10)? Because the cheese factor kind of works in it's favor ... for me. It's got some sort of sick charm that appeals to 1 out of every 50 people and I guess I'm that 1 person.

Given that in 2008, 2 other Journey to the Center of the Earth movies were made (one Theatrical, one for the Hallmark TV channel) ... what spin could this one take? An all-female cast for starters (well, there is one slightly older middle-aged guy present, but he doesn't count), and teleportation to add a little novelty.

Here's the setup: a military team of women are using a relatively new teleportation machine to zip over to Germany. Their path takes them through the center of the Earth (well, only 600km deep) ... and something goes wrong and they get stuck in said location. The hot female scientist who designed the machine is now just finished work on a nuclear-powered, laser-blasting deep digging machine. This is what's used to rescue the lost women.

Part of the cheese factor for me is that in spite of a low budget, ridiculous cast and idea and clear special effects goofs (I don't think we're meant to see clouds underground) ... everyone in the movie tries to be serious. The result is a kind of offbeat amusement. In fact, I'm actually pretty impressed that the film makers didn't go the "T&A" route; the girl with the lip-ring in the beginning almost gets you thinking otherwise.

Anyway, I do not recommend watching this movie. However, if you believe that you may happen to like knucklehead adaptations of "Journey to the ..." movies, then by all means check it out. I kind of liked it.

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